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Best Type of Carpeting for Your Home: How to PickCarpeting comes in all different types, colors and materials. Some types are more durable than others, some are softer than others. Often, people choose different types of carpeting for each area of their Aliante home. Knowing the different types of carpeting can help you decide which type is right for you.

Material Types

Nylon has been the most popular type of carpeting for many years. It's popular because it's easy to clean, stain resistant and very affordable. It's also very strong and can stand up well to rough treatment from pets and teenagers. Nylon needs to be steam cleaned every year or so to keep it looking its best. As long as it's properly maintained, your nylon carpeting can last for many years.

Polyester carpeting is often made

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Everything You Need to Know About Different Internet OptionsInternet service options are abundant now, so knowing what service options are available to Willows of Summerlin homeowners can help you decide what kind of service is right for you. If you're not sure what to pick, here's what you need to know.

Satellite Internet

Satellite internet service is a type of internet service that most homeowners seek when they live in rural areas, far from cable or DSL lines. Satellite internet is only available to people who have a satellite dish installed on their home. This type of service may be vulnerable to outages during storms, as cloud cover can prevent the signal from reaching the satellite.

DSL Internet

DSL is internet service that comes through telephone lines. DSL stands for digital subscriber

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4 Bad Trees Homeowners Should AvoidFlowers, bushes, and trees are great choices when it comes to adding life to a yard or garden. Just like any other plant, trees have needs and traits specific to their species. Before a Vistas of Summerlin homeowner buys a tree for their yard or garden, they need to check how tall it gets, how fast it grows, how much sun it needs, and so on. Knowing what the tree needs before buying it will help prevent purchasing a bad tree that is more inconvenient than it’s worth. However, there are some traits that homeowners need to pay extra attention to. Here is what all homeowners need to know about a tree before adding it to their yard or garden.

The Type of Root System

Some trees have very shallow root systems that spread over a large area, and others

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3 Fencing Material Options to Try in Your YardThe backyard is an important part of any home. It's a place to go to relax, to host guests, and to have fun, which means outfitting it should be done with care. Because of this, when it comes to building a fence around a property, it's important to find the style of fence that best suits a Paseos of Summerlin homeowner's aesthetic preferences and durability needs. Here are some fencing material options for homeowners to choose from when fencing in their yards.

Wooden Fences

Wood is one of the most popular backyard fencing options for homeowners. Wood is both attractive and generally inexpensive, with the ability to come in a multitude of designs and styles. It can be stained or painted, which allows it to match any aesthetic or decor.

However,

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Construction Options for Home Basements

Not every Palisades of Summerlin home has a basement, but those that do typically have one of three construction materials present: poured concrete, block/masonry or precast panels. Amid these categories, a basement can also be one of many styles depending on the location of the dwelling and the type of foundation it rests upon. Here's the scoop on home basement construction.

The Wide Appeal of Concrete Basements

Basements encased in concrete are by far the most typical type found on homesteads. Poured concrete basement walls are very resilient and resistant to cave-ins due to the natural pressure from the earth, water and wind. Concrete blocks are also fire resistant and water resistant, but solid walls create joint-free basements with

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4 Rental Scam Red Flags You Need to KnowIn real estate, scams are all too common. And in the digital age, Mesas of Summerlin buyers and renters are even more likely to come in contact with them than in years past. Renters especially need to be on guard when looking for a home to lease. Falling victim to a home rental scam can mean losing hundreds or thousands of dollars and be left without a place to live when moving day comes. Here are some of the common red flags home rental scams will show so all renters know which listings to avoid.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Price is Too Good to be True

No matter what the case is: whether buying a home or renting, always give

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4 Ways To Impress Buyers During WinterSummer is the most popular season to sell a home, with spring and autumn being less popular. The least popular season, especially in climates experiencing cold and snowy weather, is winter. However, there are still Canyons of Summerlin buyers who are looking for a new home during the winter, so sellers shouldn’t give up their dreams of receiving an offer. Getting a home ready to sell requires extra TLC during the winter than any other season. Following this advice can help sellers prepare their home so it impresses buyers—no matter how cold it is outside.

Shovel All Walkways

If a buyer is coming to see the home, they need to be able to get to the home. And if there’s snow on the ground, it means the homeowner needs to shovel and salt all the

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Light Bulb Information for HomeownersAt one time, the majority of light bulbs in the home were incandescent. These light bulbs produced a warm glow, made a lot of heat and used more energy than necessary to create light. However, they were inexpensive to buy and easy to replace. Homeowners were happy enough about incandescent light bulbs until new products were invented.

Today, light bulbs come in many styles and use less energy. Tuscany homeowners who want to save the most energy possible should be aware of the different types of light bulbs. Having this kind of information makes it possible for homeowners to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

1. LED Light Bulbs

One of the most energy-efficient light bulbs on the market are LED light bulbs. They're more efficient than

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Chimney and Fireplace Care Information for Brand New HomeownersChimneys require a certain amount of maintenance. If you're a new Seven Hills homeowner with a chimney, it's important to learn about the various ways that you can take care of your fireplace to avoid chimney fires. Fireplaces need to be cleaned, inspected, and used properly. Here's what you need to know about your new fireplace.

When (and How Often) Should You Clean Your Chimney?

Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected on an annual basis. During the cleaning, the fireplace contractor will use a device similar to a vacuum to suck the ash out of the flu. The cleaning process typically takes less than half an hour.

Even if the fireplace hasn't been used, it still needs to be cleaned and inspected, as chimneys can develop problems even if

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The 3 Most Popular Foundation TypesThe Canyons homeowners should always know what type of foundation their home uses. Likewise, buyers need to know what type of foundation every prospective home they look at has. The type of foundation a home uses will affect how it’s repaired if it is damaged and how well it can affect the home. All foundations do two main tasks: support the home and keep groundwater and dirt out of the home. There are multiple different ways to build a home’s foundation, but three types are more common than the rest. Here are the three most common home foundation types and how they differ from each other.

Slab Foundations

Slab foundations are easily one of the most popular foundation types due to how affordable they are. Their installation is also a lot more

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