Archive for February, 2014


Popular New Home Design Ideas for 2014

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Custom home building process, New home communities hampton roads

High end custom home builders

According to Forbes, about 1.5 million new homes are built every year in order to make room for growing populations. A popular option for many homeowners is custom homes.

If you are thinking about finding a custom home builder, you’ve probably realized that not all home builders are the same. Every builder has styles and strengths unique to them, and this should be something you frame your choice around.

Are you looking for tips on building a new home? Here are some new home design ideas that might intrigue you, as well as some tips for finding the right building team for your project.

Popular New Home Design Ideas for 2014

  • Integrated sunrooms.

How to Find the Best Bed For You

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Adustable bed, All bed sizes, Handicap beds

Bed comfort

Are you satisfied with the quality of sleep you get with your mattress? If not, you might want to try out an adjustable bed. Adjustable beds are one of the best ways to promote good help and sleep better at night, and they are rated by chiropractors as the best beds for people with back or leg problems.

A slight incline at the head or foot of your bed can prevent you from curling up or bending your legs and causing yourself unwanted pain. Interestingly, a good night’s sleep can be difficult to achieve on a traditional flat mattress, which means that an adjustable queen bed might be a great solution, for example.

Adjustable beds may help provide relief from low back pain, edema or swelling of the legs, and poor local blood


Three Common Sources of Tap Water Contamination

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Clean drinking water facts, Countertop water filter, Countertop water purifier

Drinking water filtration system

Did you know that Americans collectively use almost 350,000 million gallons of water each day? It’s no surprise that water is an integral part of our lives, from showering in the morning to cooking our food and being our main source of hydration. Water isn’t always safe, or good for us, just because it comes out of the tap however. As the National Resources Defense Council points out, “dirty water is the world’s biggest health risk, and continues to threaten both quality of life and public health in the U.S.”
Three Common Sources of Tap Water Contamination

  • Did you know there are over 2,000 water contaminants that can be present in tap water? One major source of contamination is deteriorating plumbing. Even though water treatment plants and other systems keep water

What Happens When You Stop Paying Off Your Home’s Mortgage

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Foreclosure, Is my home in foreclosure, Mortgage foreclosure help

Foreclosure help in texas

According to a recent survey by Synergistics Research, lenders should make greater efforts to educate consumers about mortgage products and the application process.

Their survey of over 1,000 individuals indicated that only 33% of consumers understood the overall qualification process “very well,” and only 40% understood whether the interest rate on their mortgage was fixed or adjustable, among other startling finds. For the housing market to move forward, and to help consumers avoid foreclosure crises that are bad for everyone, better education and communication will be necessary.

“An outcome of the mortgage crisis is the need for providers to more fully assess customer suitability for and understanding of the loan they are obtaining,” explains Genie Driskoll, of Synergistics. If you are