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How to Save for a Down Payment While Renting

Rental prices have gone up, along with the overall cost of housing, making it more challenging to save for one of the new homes in East Grand Forks ND. However, with some judicious saving and ultimately purchasing a brand new home, you could end up with a home that will save you money over the... Read More »



How to Keep Your New Home Smelling Fresh

People often speak wistfully of that new car smell, but what about that new home smell? You know, the one before all the stinky shoes and pets invade, and life adds its own fragrance. While you may not want the brand new home smell of paint and caulking, there’s no reason not to want your... Read More »



Difference Between Quartz and Granite Countertops

Unless your geology knowledge is top notch, you may find yourself pondering the differences between quartz and granite when it comes time to choose the countertops in your new home. Fortunately, a home builder in Grand Forks ND, like Crary Real Estate, gives you plenty of countertop options, so here are some tips to help... Read More »



Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

When your homes in Grand Forks ND have a fireplace mantel, you have so many fun options for Christmas decorating. From sleek and modern to colorful traditional — plus everything in between — the mantel is a great way to express your style and explore some new options to keep things from getting boring. The... Read More »



Design Tips for Work-from-Home Parents

The reality is that many of our homes these days are being used in ways we hadn’t originally intended. With schools and offices now being recreated in our homes, things are often challenging. Fortunately, if you buy one of the new homes in Grand Forks, you can choose one that provides some flexibility with either... Read More »



All the Best Home Decorating Trends for 2020

One of the many great things about buying one of the new homes in Grand Forks ND is the option to start fresh with your home interior design. While you’ll have certain furnishings that will need to be incorporated, this is a great time to give your existing items an update with new colors, accessories,... Read More »



Christmas Window Decorations

There’s something so festive and heart-warming about setting up the Christmas decorations each year. No matter how busy life may be, once you start opening those storage boxes and setting up the tree, it’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit. While you’re decking the halls of your Grand Forks ND new homes, don’t... Read More »



2020 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244

Past years have seen some bold, bright colors take center stage as color of the year. This year, the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year for 2020 is Naval SW 6244. While it may at first seem a relatively low-key color choice, it offers plenty of bold inspiration for your new home in Grand Forks. According... Read More »



Community Profile: LeClerc Addition

Spacious, beautifully designed Grand Forks ND new homes are now available in the popular LeClerc Addition community. These distinctive homes are ideally located to take advantage of all that the area has to offer. The Red River corridor provides outdoor recreational opportunities such as walking along the waterfront trails, fishing and kayaking on the river.... Read More »



This Unusual Organizing Method Is Just What You Need

Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering guru, is popping up everywhere these days, sharing her KonMari method of helping people get rid of clutter and stay organized. While some aren’t in favor of her minimalism that calls for people to only keep items that spark joy in their lives, plenty of people have started to incorporate... Read More »



Community Profile: Gowan Development

If you want to get away from the noise and hustle and bustle of life in the city, Gowan Development, a community of homes in... Read More »

Things to Know Before Buying Land: Tips 11-15

While many people look for land to build a home on that is relatively close to cities, others want a home site that is further... Read More »

Things to Know Before Buying Land: Tips 6-10

Last month we started our series of tips for things you should know before buying land to build a home. One way to ensure a... Read More »

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