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These outdoor features increase the
overall value of the home while also
creating a new place for the family to
gather. All over the United States, more
and more families are gathering outside.
In addition to the outdoor features
listed above, we are seeing people
creating living spaces that either tie into
the outdoors through glass doors that
can peel back or by using the space as
another room attached to the home.
These enable entertainers to open up to
an extra room in the home to create a
better entertaining experience. Guests
are able to use a living area, kitchen and
outdoor area as one when tied together
with folding and hiding doors. What
makes this even more possible are the
products being used to insulate, cool,
and heat the home. More and more,
people are finding that entertaining
is a key factor into buying a home.
What's more, people are getting more
options from builders when it comes

to differentiating a home or creating a
truly tailored feel to their home. As in
most sectors, these trends continue to
push down the pipe into starter homes
and less expensive homes. Even your
urban homes are seeing a large push for
this type of connection for entertaining.
When building a dream home, a
place to raise a family, or even your first
home purchase, the top two trends
have always been the same: the kitchen
and the master bedroom/bathroom.
The latest third place holder has been
varied in the past. However, in many
markets throughout the United States
and Canada, the outdoor living area
has been number one at being number
three. No longer is the outdoor living
area/kitchen just considered a finishing
touch on a home. It's now something
sought after. Popular search sites like
Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com all have
this selection as an option to search
for. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS),

which is the tool used by Realtors
around the globe has seen an increase
in photos highlighting these areas as
well. When posting photos, ranking is
important on this listing service. The
first three to five photos are the most
important. You're seeing these photos
grab that top spot when highlighting
a home.
As mentioned, an increasing number
of people are building outdoor areas
to cater to their family, entertaining
guests and to increase the value of
their home. This is a trend that isn't
going away anytime soon as far as we
can tell by the numbers. What makes
this trend so easy to accomplish as a
builder are the natural gas appliances,
ease of connection and ability to even
retrofit. This is a trend that is gathering
steam and pushing forward. We look
forward to building many more houses
with outdoor areas running on natural
resources.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Spring 2018

First Person
APGA Events
Disasters Bring Challenges and Opportunities
Furnace Rule Update
APGA Strategic Planning
Conversation with an APGA member: Tallahassee
NGSA’s Winter Natural Gas Outlook Projects Record Demand, Matched by Robust Storage and Production
Promoting Gas Market Growth
New White Paper Offers Guidance to Natural Gas Utilities on Thriving in a Changing Landscape
Legislative Outlook
Marketing Matters
At Last
Advertiser's Index/ Advertiser.com
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Intro
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - ebelly1
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THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - cover1
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - cover2
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THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 5
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 6
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 7
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - First Person
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 9
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - APGA Events
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Disasters Bring Challenges and Opportunities
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 12
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Furnace Rule Update
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - APGA Strategic Planning
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 15
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Conversation with an APGA member: Tallahassee
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 17
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - NGSA’s Winter Natural Gas Outlook Projects Record Demand, Matched by Robust Storage and Production
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 19
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Promoting Gas Market Growth
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 21
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - New White Paper Offers Guidance to Natural Gas Utilities on Thriving in a Changing Landscape
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 23
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Legislative Outlook
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 25
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Marketing Matters
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 27
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - 28
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - At Last
THE SOURCE - Spring 2018 - Advertiser's Index/ Advertiser.com
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