Ty Pennington's First to the Future Home project

NexGen | Ty’s First to the Future Progress Report

Welcome back to the sunshine state aka my First to the Future home. So much progress has been made since demolition day. Check out the latest episode below to see where we’re at… It’s finally starting to take shape and really look like a home, but we still have a long way to go. Some highlights […]

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Design | The Home Office

More and more people are using a home office these days. But just sticking a desk in the corner of the dining room may not cut it in the long haul. For an office space that really works, remember a few design basics: First, the floor plan:  You don’t have to buy books to figure […]

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Appraisal Experience from Guaranteed Rate

Finance | 5 Tips for Optimizing Your Appraisal Experience

When it comes to buying or refinancing a home, we at Guaranteed Rate believe that it’s your loan, it’s your home and you should not be left in the dark about any part of the process. And that includes a crucial part of the loan process: the appraisal. Your appraisal report is an integral part […]

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Ty Pennington's Predicitions: 2014 Interior Design and Home Trends

Design | 2014 Home Design Trends

Every new year brings new trends. So I guess it’s time to break out my magic 8 ball and share some expertise in design and home interiors. Now I can’t forecast the future exactly, but keep reading for 7 of my predictions to watch in 2014… 1. Kitchen makeovers are a hot topic and many designers […]

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Finance | Should You Refinance Your Home?

So, you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage. While there could be many reasons why you’re considering a refinance (such as lowering your monthly payments, consolidating debt or changing your mortgage terms), they really all boil down to one thing – saving money. But how can you be sure that choosing to refinance now is the […]

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