Margaret Crane

Margaret Crane is a nationally known freelance writer, blogger and journalist who has co-authored with Barbara Ballinger several books and articles on real estate, design and family business. Her byline has appeared in Realtor® magazine. With more than a half-dozen titles to her credit, Margaret’s latest design book is The Kitchen Bible: Designing the perfect culinary space.


Margaret's Articles

4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

Listen to the conversations of Boomers and many debate whether to stay put or go elsewhere. This isn’t about whether to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s not time yet for many Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1955—who are still healthy and active and want to continue to play tennis, golf,.....

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Stunning Resort Locations when Buying a Vacation Home

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Second-home destinations come in many locations, sizes and styles – and today’s discerning buyers and renters are escaping stress-filled lives to share some incredible new amenities. Current trends have a common ingredient – innovation. Today we find luxury resorts have added staff to take visitors on hikes, provide demonstrations on how to garden, or teach.....

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Go Solar and Smile at Your Energy Bill

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sungevity

The spotlight has been on solar energy in recent years as energy costs have escalated. Now with more home owners opting to get off the grid—and many seeking options on solar panels that produce enough energy to reduce their monthly utility bills – the solar industry is optimistic about the future. Concurrently, the cost of.....

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Garden Gurus Share Favorite Trends

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Garden Gurus Share Favorite Trends

Gardens are living breathing objects of beauty and reflect trends through the years, just as other parts of our homes do. In the past we’ve noted an increase in outdoor living space since home owners realize it’s a way to connect with nature, expand their residence, or to get some exercise through planting, swimming, or.....

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Home Automation Systems

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Home Automation Systems

Lights, security cameras & home entertainment systems should all speak the same language Homeowners motivated by safety, convenience and fun when choosing home automation systems can also add voice-enabled capabilities in their home components, according to Dave Pedigo, vice president, emerging technologies for CEDIA, the global trade organization that represents those that manufacture and install.....

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Moving Companies Offer Better Service with New Technology

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Atlas Moving Company

What's Happening with Those on the Go Professional moving companies have shifted their heavy lifting to new levels of efficiency and expediency. Thanks to technology, a move is faster, greener, more accurate, specialized, and interactive in real time. "There continues to be an abandonment of paper (better for the environment) where a surveyor comes to.....

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