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Buying a Home: Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney

When I bought my first home, I basically signed whatever was placed in front of me. The idea of becoming a homeowner overshadowed any concerns that I might have. Besides, the agent seemed to know just what needed to be done. It was only later that I learned there was some confusion about the location of the property lines. Two years and several thousand dollars later, I finally got things straightened out. When I bought my second home, you can bet that I had a real estate attorney by my side. Everything was checked and double-checked before I signed anything If you are thinking about buying a home, take nothing for granted. Let me tell you more about my experience and why you need your own legal counsel. In the long run, you'll save a lot of time and trouble.

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The Biggest Trends In Home Kitchen & Bathroom Design 2018

If you will be shopping for a new home soon, then you may have driven past a few homes you intend to view with your real estate agent. While you may have seen their exteriors, you likely cannot wait to see their interiors. While, of course, you want a home with an interior that you love, you also want to ensure it is equipped with features that won't go "out of style" anytime soon. 

Read on to learn the predicted 2018 home design trends for the kitchen and bathroom before you begin touring new homes with your real estate agent, so you can get an idea of what features you will enjoy looking forward to. 

2018 Trends in Bathroom Design

The average person spends over two years of their lifetime in the bathroomThat makes it important to select a new home with a master bathroom you love.However, you also want your guest bathroom to be just as stylish, so your guests will enjoy spending time in it when you have gatherings. 

The top trend in bathroom design in 2018 is expected to have aMediterranean influence. You will likely see homes with bathrooms with a complete Mediterranean theme, including walls adorned with colorful mosaic tile. If a Mediterranean theme does not sound like your style, then you may love the other bathroom design predicted to be popular in 2018, which is 3-D tile. Three-dimensional tile adds a lot of fun to the appearance of a bathroom and adds texture that is easy to clean. 

Instead of standard showers and tubs, showers are expected to be increasingly ADA compliant in 2018, and a popular style will be a curbless shower. In addition to being super-easy to maneuver in and out of, ADA compliant showers also greatly add to the resale value of home.

Another bathroom feature you will likely see often in the new homes you view in 2018 with your real estate agent is the side-mount faucet. This faucet style adds a bit of quirky appeal to a bathroom sink, and if you have never seen one before, you may be surprised at how much you love the appearance of it. 

Also expect to view plenty of bathrooms with built-in sound systems. This feature makes singing in the shower more fun!

2018 Trends in Kitchen Design

According to interior design experts, quartz will be king in 2018 when it comes to kitchen counter tops. Not only is quartz stylish, but it is an extremely hard material, which makes it resistant to scratches. 

Popular drawer pull metals are expected to be brass and rose gold, and stone sinks are expected to become a popular alternative to traditional stainless steel kitchen sines. 

When it comes to color, kitchens are projected to be either adorned in very bright colors or saturated in earthy neutral tones. 

If you are excited to browse the interiors of those new homes you have your eye on with your real estate agent soon, then keep these top kitchen and bathroom trends 2018 in mind as you check them out if you want to ensure you purchase a home that are projected to stay "in style" for many years.