Emmanuel Fonte Blog

24 Ways to Add Value to Your Property

Your home is probably one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so adding features or maintaining what you already own is very important. Adding value to your property doesn’t need to be a complicated or costly venture. If you want to work your way up the property ladder to purchase your dream home, it’s … [Read More...]

Real Estate Statistics for April 2018 Infographic

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Do you really sound better singing in the shower?

Singing in the shower seems to sound better, but what is actually happening to the sound waves in that soapy, tiled room? … [Read More...]

These Are The Luxury Items Americans Can’t Live Without

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8 Ways to Bring Modern Design to Any Outdoor Space

Break out of the box with these creative ideas for contemporary plantings and hardscapes You don’t need a modern home to embrace modern and contemporary design ideas in your garden. In fact, many principles of modern garden design — clean lines, structural plant forms and restrained color palettes — and the … [Read More...]

How to Refresh Your Dining Room on a Budget

See ideas for updating this sometimes-neglected space, whether you have $100 or $10,000 Perhaps you’re dreaming of giving your dining room a complete overhaul (but it’s not going to happen anytime soon), or maybe you like your dining room the way it is but want to change a few components. Whether you work with a … [Read More...]

9 Habits Of People Who Stay Fit

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15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

What do we really know about the brown liquid that so many of us consume? Where did it originate? Who was the first to discover it? And how much coffee is “too much,” if there is such a thing? Well, this infographic has at least 15 answers to questions we have all asked at some point. What exactly does caffeine … [Read More...]

This Is Helen Keller’s 1932 ‘Modern Woman’

In 1932, Helen Keller wrote, "I am tempted to think that the perplexed businessman might discover a possible solution [to] his troubles if he would just spend a few days in his wife's kitchen. Let us see what would happen if he did." … [Read More...]

Slaying Home Buying Myths

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%. Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. … [Read More...]