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  Tidying up your home for your open house or a buyer’s showing can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home. Yet, sometimes sellers neglect to do this even though it will help increase their chances of getting an offer. A little bit of tidying up, organizing and showcasing you...
05/02/2018
Whether moving across town or across the country, packing up and moving can be stressful, costly and full of surprises. From shady movers and inaccurate price quotes, to overpacking or not allowing enough time to get the move set up, every step of a move has the potential for mistakes that can m...
05/01/2018
Rents are rising at the fastest pace in almost two years  The median rent in the United State rose 2.8 percent over the past year to $1,445, the fastest pace of appreciation since May 2016, according to Zillow. Potential buyers are having an increasingly difficult time finding a home they can aff...
04/30/2018
When remodeling your kitchen for resale, stick with traditional materials and appliances, such as all-wood cabinets, commercial-look appliances, natural wood or stone floors and stone countertops.In the first year my husband and I lived in our house, we spent almost $20,000 on home improvements. ...
04/29/2018
Just getting ready to buy a new home or moving in to your brand new place? Decorating is probably on your mind. If you recently sold your home or if you've been living in rentals, you've probably been bombarded by the idea of keeping everything neutral. But in your new space, you can be as bold a...
04/28/2018
Get The Home You Want, Millennials: Smart Strategies For First-Time Homebuyers   Hey, Millennials. Come on into the real estate market! We really need you to buy some homes so we can keep chugging along. Oh, wait. Prices are rising and so are interest rates, plus inventory is scary low. Hmmm. Wel...
04/19/2018
Small Renovation, Big Hassle: How To Prepare For The Unknown When Buying A Home  "You never know what's behind the walls." This renovation mantra is so important and should be tattooed on the forearm of everyone about to embark on renovation or even small updates to their home.The horrific discov...
04/18/2018
Insulated Concrete Forms: The Answer for Storm-Resistant Homes?  The year 2011: An EF5 tornado rolls through Joplin, MO, killing 158 and devastating the entire town. That same year, almost 16,000 people are killed and entire towns wiped off the map in a magnitude-9.0 earthquake off the coast of J...
04/12/2018
Just How Important Is a Bathtub for Resale? It's long been believed that every home needs at least one bathtub to attract the widest group of buyers. But with increased interest in big, well equipped, walk-in showers, does a tub really matter that much?   Bathrooms reflect trends as much as any r...
04/10/2018
What's Next for Your Home?  Written by PJ Wade What's next? When it comes to your home, if you don't consider what possibilities could lie ahead — both positive and negative — you may get caught off-guard and find decisions are forced on you. Homeowners who consciously develop financial, lifestyl...
04/10/2018
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