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Making the Most of Summer with these 5 Outdoor Living Tips

Posted on May 25, 2017
Make your Memorial Day weekend memorable by revamping your outdoor living spaces, like this amazing roof-top patio from John Kraemer & Sons! Try out some of these tips from our guest blogger, David Glenn.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Outdoor Living, Steiner & Koppelman, John Kraemer & Sons, Hendel Homes, Michael Paul Design+Build | 0 Comments

First Time Homebuyer? Consider this Safety Tech

Posted on May 23, 2017
Security and safety are important considerations for home buyers, and with today's technology, there's a product out there for just about every home and every family. Here are some of the latest and greatest home security gadgets from our guest blogger, Cary Teller.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home Security, home security cameras, home security locks, Cary Teller, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities | 0 Comments

Millennials Move In – What This Generation Wants at Home

Posted on May 10, 2017
Millennials are finally becoming homeowners, which makes them a prime demographic for many existing home sellers. Here are some excellent recommendations about targeting this group when you're ready to sell your home from our guest blogger, Beth Kotz.
Posted in Housing Industry, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Millennials home preferences, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, James Barton Design Build, Key Land Homes, Beth Kotz, Smart Home Technology | 1 Comment

Inexpensive Technology That Will Wow Home Buyers

Posted on May 3, 2017
Of course a new or newly remodeled home will have the best tech already built in, but you can still get some cool gadgets for your home today. We got these great tech ideas from our friends at Social Monsters.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Smart Home Technology, smoke alarms, security cameras | 1 Comment

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Sellability for the Spring Market

Posted on April 10, 2017
Spring is when many of us decide to sell our homes -- and even better, maybe you found your dream home or dream builder during this Spring's Parade of Homes. In either case, here are some great tips to prepare your home for sale from our guest blogger, Lee Flynn.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Lee Flynn, Gonyea Homes and Remodeling, Michels Homes, Structural Dimensions, Inc., College City Design Build, Barb Schwarz | 6 Comments

The Benefits of Spring cleaning - How a Spring Clean can Improve our Life

Posted on April 4, 2017
Speaking of Spring Cleaning (see our previous blog), here's everything you need to know to make this year's efforts the best ever from our guest blogger, Dmitri Kara.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Puustelli USA, Dmitri Kara, Fantastic Cleaners, House Cleaning, Spring Cleaning | 0 Comments

How Decluttering Your Home Can Improve Your Health

Posted on April 4, 2017
Spring cleaning time is here, so now is a good time to start thinking about more than just washing windows, walls and floors. Now is the time to consider getting rid of a lot of that stuff.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged de-cluttering, Home Decor, Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Heinen Homes, Greenwood Design Build, City Homes, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities | 1 Comment

Signs That It Is Time To Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted on March 28, 2017
With The Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase on this weekend only (Friday-Sunday, noon to 6:00pm), we wanted to share these "signs" from guest blogger Francesca Holmes to help you decide if you should just tour for fun this weekend, or tour to find the right remodeler and get started on your
Posted in Dream Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Kitchen remodeling, College City Design Build, Puustelli USA, James Barton Design Build, Michels Homes, PURE Design | 1 Comment

Wonderful Windows

Posted on March 24, 2017
What is the one thing every architectural style has in common? Windows! They add interest and contrast to every exterior, whether a classic bungalow, Victorian, modern farmhouse, stately colonial, sleek contemporary or anything in between.
Posted in Housing Industry | Tagged Windows, andersen windows, Energy Efficiency, energy efficient windows | 1 Comment

Tile Trends from The Tile Shop

Posted on March 23, 2017
We asked Kevin McDaniel, from The Tile Shop, about new and noteworthy products for 2017. These eye catching tiles are sure to make a big impact in any space. Here are the top 3 trends to consider for your next project;
Tagged The Tile Shop, Tile, Parade of Homes, Design Trends, tile trends, BATC, Kitchen Tile, Outdoor Tile, Wood Tile | 1 Comment

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