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5 pathways of least resistance

Posted by Earl Raatz on Jul 25, 2019

Thinking of doing a little back yard DIY? Dividing your yard into useful areas is a great place to start. Maybe you need a play area structure but still need an entertaining or relaxing area and maybe a little garden too? Segmenting your space is where you need to start and then a pathway system to connect them together efficiently and aesthetically. There are so many choices but here are 5 top picks! Remember 36” is the typical width but you can modify that to suit your space.


Why don't we take this outside!

Posted by Earl Raatz on Jul 11, 2019

With the warm weather and summer in full swing, the season for outdoor entertaining is upon us. Whether it is having a full on backyard BBQ, kid’s birthday party, or maybe just sitting around the fire pit on a nice evening, we have a few tips and ideas to make your time outdoors more enjoyable. 

How to buy your first home as a millennial

Posted by Earl Raatz on Jun 13, 2019

First of all, you may be wondering who millennials are. Millennials are the generation born between the years of 1981 - 1995 and are currently the largest generation in history with approximately 90 million members. Some refer to millennials as Generation Y and their home buying habits have been unpredictable at the best of times.  This can be attributed to rising home prices as well as crippling student-loan debts. Your typical millennial is waiting longer to buy a home because rent and commodities have increased in price, while wages have levelled or are lower due to a lack of workplace experience. If you fall into this category, you might have a grim outlook on purchasing a home. Don’t sweat it, there is still hope.

Tips for Securing Your Down Payment

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 30, 2019

The cost of a home may seem overwhelming, and saving for a down payment can be daunting if you are just starting out. But, with the proper planning, budgeting and saving you can be well on your way to owning your own home. 

Below are some tips that will help you generate the down payment you'll need to purchase a home.

Ways being Waterwise can save you money

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 23, 2019

The earth might seem like it has abundance water, but in fact less than 1 percent is available for human consumption. The rest is either salt water found in oceans, fresh water frozen in the polar ice caps, or too inaccessible for practical usage. Human populations continue to rise which burdens our precious supply. Despite the fact that the water cycle continuously returns water to our earth, it is not always in the returned to amount, quality or even the same place.

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