Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Most Read Blue Matter Blog Posts of 2014

Out with the old and in with the new. While everyone has their top lists of the past year, we wanted to share some of our most read posts in case you missed out on any of the home content … Continue reading

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Home Tip of the Day: The Best Baking Trick

To tell if your holiday roast is perfectly done, you can insert a meat thermometer. But, how can you tell if a baked good is ready to be pulled from the oven? Try this foolproof baking trick for all of … Continue reading

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I Love the (Philadelphia) Nightlife: Attractions in Various Philly Neighborhoods

Although everyone relishes the occasional quiet night spent at home, some people love spending their evenings out. If you find yourself going out more often than not, finding a home in a Philly neighborhood that offers plenty of nightlife options … Continue reading

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Houses and Apartments for Rent: What Works For You

So you’re on the market, looking for your next home. How will you ever decide? In the DFW area alone, there are thousands of available houses and apartments for rent at any given time. Assuming you’ve already determined your budget … Continue reading

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Brownstone Apartments NYC: What’s It Like Living in Them?

Brownstone apartments: NYC’s real estate landscape has been dotted with them since the 1870s. NYC brownstones are detail-laden architectural gems built in various styles, such as Renaissance Revival, Italianate, or Greek Revival. Brownstones usually have a center exterior staircase that … Continue reading

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Home Cooked: Aspen Style Mac & Cheese Recipe

This time of year, there are two schools of thought. One that believes the only way to battle the colder weather is to escape to tropical climates. And the other, which I belong to, that believes if you can’t beat … Continue reading

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Home of the Week: Buckhead’s Most Palatial Estate

In our final ‘Home of the Week‘ of 2014, we move from a French inspired estate in Tahoe to one of the largest and grandest homes in the United States. Located just down the street from the Governor’s Mansion on … Continue reading

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Home Tip of the Day: Holiday Ornament Storage

Sadly, it’s time for many of us to put away the holiday decorations. Storing your favorite delicate ornaments can be tricky without the right storage solution. Use this clever trick to keep fragile ornaments safe until next year. For other … Continue reading

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Clothing Storage Solutions for Organizing Winter Gear

Winter gear — boots, scarves, and that ubiquitous black puffer coat — is big and bulky, and New York apartments are tiny! However, there are ways to keep your stuff from overtaking your home. Use these clothing storage solutions to … Continue reading

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Acing Real Estate Appraisals

Congratulations! You’re in the process of selling your home, and now comes a very important step: having it appraised to determine its fair market value. Easy, right? The appraiser will simply show up, be wowed by your property, and intrinsically … Continue reading

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