FROM THE PUBLISHER: In search of home

FC-STY_0214Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to build or buy a home but you didn’t have any idea where to be begin? I know I have been in that situation before and it can be very frustrating and overwhelming. In fact, my husband, Doug, and I felt this way just a few years back. We were in the market to buy a home, and after our Realtor showed us multiple homes that weren’t our “dream home,” we decided to consider the option of building.

We thought it would be great to be able to sculpt the perfect home for us and create the layout we had always dreamed of having. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. As we began looking for model homes for ideas, we quickly discovered there weren’t any available to view. This left us feeling unsure and we began to reconsider our decision to build.

Things have certainly changed since then. The building and real estate industry is beginning to boom again. Homes are being sold daily and people are now seeking qualified builders to create the home of their dreams.

Therefore, if you are in the market to buy, build, or remodel, we have made it easier for you with this month’s home issue. We’ve created a resource for everything you can image for your home. We’re featuring amazing remodels, outdoor living spaces, this year’s Parade of Homes, and instructions on how to restore worn-out furniture. We are also highlighting Lake County’s top Realtors with a listing of multimillion-dollar and million-dollar producers for 2013, and we’ve included local Realtor profiles so you can get to know a few of them.

Also, you will notice we have added a new column to the magazine called “Final Thought” by the extremely talented and entertaining writer Gary McKechnie. Each month, Gary will share his thoughts and views about the news and events taking place within our community. You can learn more about Gary on his website, garymckechnie.com. Gary is a fantastic addition to our editorial team, and I am certain you will enjoy reading his column.

You can also see this month’s issue come to life on “Lake Style TV,” which has changed channels for more viewing options. It can now be viewed on LSTV and will air more than 30 times a month.

By the way, getting back to the beginning, Doug and I eventually found a house that we remodeled and now can call our home. It was a challenging process, but we are living happily ever after.

I hope you enjoy this month’s issue, and as always, we have enjoyed putting it together for you.

Until next month,
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