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Creating Easy Centerpieces for Dinner Parties

Categories: Design Tips, Home Buying FAQ, Opelika AL, Open Houses, What to do this Weekend | Posted: August 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Creating Easy Centerpieces for Dinner Parties

As everyone knows, one of the best ways to show off your new homes in Opelika, AL is to, of course, host a dinner party for your closest friends and family. Here are some affordable and creative ways to aid the air of sophistication to your table:

For a fragrant and vibrant centerpiece, another trick includes taking a cubed vase an filling it with ¼ inch-thick lime slices so that they layer the outside of the vase. To keep the colorful insides of the lime visible, stand them up on top of each other and keep them pressed against the wall of the glass by fitting a slightly smaller vase in the middle. In the smaller vase, choose your favorite flowers, and enjoy the scents for the next two to three days.

Take a 1-2ft  narrow garden sconce or pedestal, and arrange some red, white, or pink flowers and some creeping Jenny in an urn for an elegant centerpiece. To really catch the eye of your dinner guests when they come to visit your new homes in Opelika, AL, use silver candlesticks to both sides of the arrangement, and pair with red and white flatware. Red is an imperial color, and will command the attention of your guests.

If au natural is more your style, grab two shorter and stouter vases, and one slightly larger and wider vase. In the middle, fill the largest vase with water  playful daises or whatever flowers you may have growing wild outside your new homes in Opelika, AL, and in the two smaller vases, fill them with water and fill with floating candles. You can use reindeer moss around the base of the center vase to create a playful and earthy theme for your tablescape.

For a simple, yet dramatic flair, take a hurricane vase and fill it with tall seasonal flowers, and arrange several spears of colorful stalks. Fill your vase with water and add a few small oranges to the vase to create vibrant contrast. A long and slender centerpiece can not only add the dramatic flair you’re looking for, but it also won’t obstruct the view of the other side of the table.

Why It’s Better to Buy Than Rent

Categories: Auburn AL, Financing, Home Buying FAQ, LaGrange GA, New Homes | Posted: August 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Why It’s Better to Buy Than Rent

It’s finally happened. The economy is on the mend. Dallas reported adding 83,100 jobs in the 12 months ending in April- reportedly the highest gain nationwide. With higher employment rates, many people will be moving to suburban and metropolitan areas to settle in to their new lives. We recommend you head them off and settle in now while the selection is still wide, and the prices are at record lows. If you’re looking for homes for sale in LaGrange, GA here’s some food for thought:

  • Homes are one of the sturdiest investments a person can make in their lifetime. Many studies show the sooner a person or couple purchases a homes for sale in LaGrange, GA, the richer they will be later in life.
  • Instead of paying  rent to a landlord, you could be paying your way towards better credit and equity you can use to help you later.
  • You can deduct your mortgage interest on your taxes- this is especially helpful to homeowners in higher tax brackets and it can help you and your household save thousands.
  • Buying a new home often guarantees the use of energy efficient materials and appliances that will keep your home from wasteful energy loss or the uncomfortable draftiness of older homes.
  • Banks are looking to tighten rules on down payments. Future homebuyers might have to put down more than the standard current rate of 3.5% if they hold off too long. Luckily, they don’t have to face the increases yet.
  • The Wallstreet Journal reports mortgage rates dropped 4.55% in June. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are lower than they’ve been in 50 years. Economists estimate the housing market will slowly grow in favor to a seller’s market by 2013, so interested buyers of homes for sale in LaGrange, GA need to act quickly.