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Granny Chic Design

a granny chic designed living room
Granny chic combines the new and old by throwing out the rules when it comes to blending colors and patterns.

If you’ve scrolled through Pinterest lately, chances are you’ve seen pins for granny chic design. Sometimes referred to as grandmillennial style, granny chic design combines traditional American interiors with modern touches. Think of it as grandma’s house on steroids where excess is everything. Here’s how to bring together new and old for a grandmillennial win.

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How to Find Your Perfect Vacation Home

a vacation home on the coast overlooking the ocean

As vaccines continue to roll out and a light appears at the end of the pandemic tunnel, many people are giving themselves permission to imagine their post COVID-19 lives. For some, this means planning wonderful vacations and time away. For others, it’s looking for a new spot to call home, even if only for a few weekends a year. Regardless, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the getaways you have been dreaming about!

There are few better ways to ensure vacations are accessible on your terms than buying a vacation home. Here’s a look at what you need to know to find the perfect property.

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5 Tips for Maximizing a Small Garden Space

A woman potting plants in her small garden space.

If you’re disappointed with the size of the garden in your new home, or you’re considering a property and the only downside is a small outdoor area, there are plenty of things you can do to turn even the tiniest garden into a perfect green escape to relax in.

In this article, we cover some simple ideas for maximizing your garden and creating the illusion of more space.

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5 Sensational End-Of-Summer Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes

Three ladies toasting with their cocktails for the end of summer.

Nothing says summer like the perfect beverage. Why settle for boring seltzers or the same old beer when you can impress your guests by cooling them off with a creative cocktail or mocktail? Get your end-of-summer parties started with these easy to make recipes for drinks like mojitos, martinis, and more.

Prep Work

Before you get started, it is helpful to have a few supplies on hand. Start your mixology sessions by making sure you have a cocktail shaker and muddle. These utensils seem a little over-the-top, but they allow you to make cocktails faster and easier. When you are choosing your shaker and muddle, think about how easy they are for you to use, clean, and how many drinks you plan to make at once.

You should also keep simple ingredients around like lemons, limes, and simple syrup. Cocktails and mocktails are often better with a unique twist. Think about keeping flavored syrups and fresh herbs to add in too.

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Quad Cities Business News Ranks Realty Executives Northern Arizona as #1 Real Estate Brokerage

For the fifth consecutive year, Realty Executives Northern Arizona has been voted as the Top Residential Real Estate Brokerage in the annual “Best of Business” rankings by Quad Cities Business News. The Northern Arizona brokerage has served the Greater Prescott area for over 13 years and is among the most productive real estate agents in Northern Arizona.

With eight offices and over 150 real estate professionals, Realty Executives Northern Arizona is continually recognized nationally and locally. In 2017, the brokerage was recognized by RisMedia in the “Top 1,000 Power Broker Report.” For years, they have been number one in sales volume and market share for the Greater Prescott area.

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Patrick van den Bossche Featured in Real Estate Broker’s Insider

Reprinted with permission from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. www.BrokersInsider.com

Franchise System President Combines Hard Work, Tech Savvy

Patrick van den Bossche brings an atypical background to his role as president of Realty Executives International, the Arizona-based franchise system with 500 offices and 8,000 agents.

Van den Bossche’s resume includes stints at companies such as Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., the firm known for high-end auto sales, and Echo Automotive Inc.

But van den Bossche — who was named this year to a top job at Realty Executives — is quick to point out that he has held a real estate license since 2005. And he says manufacturing isn’t so different from real estate.

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Realty Executives Elite Announces Three Realtors® Certified as Accredited Commercial Practitioners

Realty Executives International is excited to announce that three Realtors from the Realty Executives Elite brokerage – Chris Budz, Jim Chipain and Maribel Salgado-Little – have recently been certified as an Accredited Commercial Practitioner (ACP) by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. The ACP certification is currently held by less than 100 brokers in the State of Illinois.

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Six Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When Traveling for the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, it is highly important to not skimp on security. And if you’re planning on traveling during the holidays, you should feel some peace of mind knowing your home is safe while you’re away. Here are our top tips for keeping your home safe as you travel for the holiday season.

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