One of the most rewarding things about being a homeowner is that you can make changes to your home that will make it a more enjoyable place to live. However, you probably won't be living in your home forever, so it is also worth considering how your home improvement projects will affect your home's value.
The ROI, or return on investment of a project tells you how much of the project cost returns to you in the form of a higher home value. The ROI is typically given as a percentage, based on research on home characteristics and sale prices. In most cases, the ROI is less than 100%, which means you spend more on the project than you recoup in the sale price. Therefore, most projects are best done if you still plan to live in the home several more…

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Sandestin Friends and Neighbors,

I have lived in Sandestin for 16 years. For the last 4.5 years, I have enjoyed working for Sandestin Investments and have been an active member of the SOA board (as a commercial representative) and BWNA (Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association, as an owner representative) for the majority of that time.

My husband and I own businesses in the Village and my son goes to school in Walton County.

Long before our move to Sandestin, Todd and I had wonderful careers: Todd as an electrical engineer, allowing us to live and work worldwide, and me as an ICU nurse. Todd and I opened the first ambulatory infusion centers in the USA in the early 1990s.

Upon our move to South Walton, we became developers and I then worked as…

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Fall Decorating Tips and Ideas


1.) Display artwork that depicts fall themes/colors:

In your front foyer or located on a predominate wall; fall artwork can change the mood in your home instantly.  Consider nature themes with fall colors in oranges, rusts, and golden yellows. If you prefer more abstract art, oil paintings with browns, reds, and burnt umber will make a statement without being obvious.

2.) Dining room table centerpieces/settings can welcome in fall:

Depending on if you want to go formal or casual for your table, choose colors that reflect your home decor and the season.  Consider using red and yellow apples for an informal organic and edible centerpiece.  Remember, the centerpiece doesn’t have…

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