How to Live in a Staged Home

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It can be extremely stressful to live in a home that you’re showing. It’s a lot of pressure to keep a house staged at all times, especially if your ability to sell your home depends on it being in tip-top shape. If you have to be ready for prospective buyers to drop by, however, there […]

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What to do After the Inspection

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If you’re planning to buy a home, there’s no question about it- the inspection can be nerve-wracking! The results of an inspection can make a significant impact on ongoing negotiations, and nobody likes a complicated home-buying process. Once the expansive (and necessary) report is revealed, you’ll need to decide what to do next. There are […]

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Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

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The weather is finally starting to warm up and summer is coming! While you’re enjoying the last few weeks of spring, start to think about what your backyard needs for the upcoming season. Each season requires different care for your yard. Here’s what you need to know about summer. Gardening It’s time to start thinking […]

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How to Declutter

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Feeling like your home needs to be more intentional? Like you have a lot of personal belongings but don’t know what to get rid of? Here’s a 1-5 scale of how to decide what really matters to you. Once you’re done, your home will only hold the things you really want. Number 5 Items in […]

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Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

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As spring arrives, you’re probably daydreaming of a luscious lawn- but winter may have left it full of weeds. There is a range of steps you can take, however, that will get your lawn in top-notch order again. Here are some tips for getting your lawn ready for spring: Be proactive about weeds Taking proper […]

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Urban vs. Suburban Living

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Cities and suburbs both have numerous pluses and minuses. And when you’re moving, it can sometimes be hard to figure out which would be better a fit for you. It can be overwhelming to figure out which factors are most important to consider when making the decision between the city and suburbs. Use these considerations […]

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How to Stage on a Budget

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Staging a home can be a lot of pressure. But it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you don’t have a lot of money to work with, there’s still a lot you can do. Here are some tips. Clear the clutter The less of your possessions that are visible, the more people will be able […]

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Creating a Home Office 101

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At first glance, working from home seems great. But what about your workspace? Does it feel like somewhere you can really be productive? It’s important to design your ideal office space with attention and care. Here are some tips: Pinterest Pinterest can inspire awesome ideas, but they might not be right for a long work […]

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How to Create a Flower Bed

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Have you ever found your flowers wilting or dying? Well, spring is finally here, and nothing says “welcome to spring” like a beautiful, luscious flower bed. Want to keep your flowers blooming all season long? Here are some tips. Fresh start Instead of using a flower bed that’s been inundated by weeds, give your flower […]

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Top Misconceptions About Buying a Home

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Buying your first home can be extremely exciting. Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream, and for many people, it’s the largest financial investment of their lives. While many adults become homeowners at some point in their lives, this doesn’t make any individual homebuyer an expert on the process- and there are a […]

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Best Materials for Kitchen Counters

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While there are tons of options on the market for kitchen countertops, some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Each comes with its own pros and cons, though, so it’s important to learn more about each type before making a decision. Here are some of the best materials for kitchen counters: Granite For quite […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

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Selling your home is no easy process. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2018, 62% of sellers own their homes for 10 years or more before selling, indicating that most homeowners aren’t in a hurry to move on. Whether it’s to avoid stressful logistics or an emotional upheaval, it’s reasonable to want […]

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Decorating on a Budget

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Decorating your house can be an expensive undertaking, and some homeowners even like to change up the decor on a regular basis, which adds to the cost. If you want to spruce up your home without breaking the bank, however, there are a few options you may not have considered. Here’s how to decorate on […]

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How to Know You’ve Found the Right Home

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It’s perfectly normal to harbor fears about making the wrong decision when you’re looking at homes to buy. It’s common for first-time home buyers to wonder when they’ll know that they’ve found the right house- after all, buying your first home is a monumental decision, and for most people, it’s the largest financial investment they’ll […]

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Top Reasons to Buy a Home

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Buying a home is an essential part of achieving the American Dream- but why? With a range of demographics renting in greater numbers (particularly millennials), it’s tempting to wonder whether buying a home is worth the hassle in the first place. With that said, the benefits of becoming a homeowner are varied, and there’s a […]

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What to do Before a Showing

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The worst thing is for a prospective buyer to walk into a house and find belongings strewn everywhere. Properties with children or pets are especially prone to this. Sellers need to show buyers a beautiful home. Here’s everything you should do before each showing. Dirt and dust Sweeping is crucial: cover the kitchen, bathrooms, and […]

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Getting Used to a New Neighborhood

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Moving your entire life and settling up shop in a new neighborhood can be a big adjustment. After all, it’s not just the physical house that makes a place feel like home. Thankfully, there are some great steps you can take to help you dive into your new neighborhood: Commonalities Find people with whom you […]

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How to Be a Successful First-Time Seller

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It can be quite nerve-wracking to sell a home for the first time. After all, completely uprooting your life can be a huge adjustment, and there are a ton of variables that play a role in how smoothly the process goes. Furthermore, the transition is often a mystery to first-time sellers. From the costs involved […]

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How to be a Successful Buyer

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The process of buying a home can often be overwhelming- sometimes people don’t even know where to start. If you follow a set of best practices, though, the process should be made much easier and stress-free. Here are the steps involved in being a successful home buyer: Credit If you need a loan, it’s important […]

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Quick Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

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When selling a home, it’s important to draw buyers in with the way your home looks from the outside. Curb appeal matters! Increasing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t need to be an expensive and drawn out process. Here are some tips. Clean While this may seem to go without saying, there’s more to do than […]

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Should You Stage Your Home?

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Home staging was unheard of in the past. But recently, more and more people have started hiring people to stage their homes, which has set the bar quite high. But how do you decide whether hiring a stager is the right thing for you to do? Here’s everything you need to know. What they do […]

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The Closing Process 101

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Closing is the last step in the home buying or selling process. Your realtor should help the process go smoothly, but it’s important to stay organized throughout. It’s also essential to be aware of contingencies, which would allow a buyer to renege on a deal if promises aren’t met following the home inspection. In all, […]

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Should You Buy a HIstoric Home?

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Different buyers are looking for different things. While some want a brand new home with innovative appliances and a fresh coat of paint, others prefer the charm and history of an older home. Historical homes definitely have an allure. Here’s what you need to know about them before deciding whether you want to buy one. […]

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Smart Home Tech 101

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It can be tempting to implement smart technology into your home, and it can seem like it’s a given that your home’s value will increase. But on its own, it won’t actually do the trick. If you’re interested in installing technology in your home, however, it can be a great personal investment under the right […]

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Make Your Home Into Hibernation Station

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With the weather outside gray and gloomy, it’s important to make your home feel warm and welcoming. Turn your home into the ultimate hibernation station! Channel one of these three aesthetics to keep yourself warm and comfortable all winter. Here’s how to construct them: The British Study This atmosphere is filled with numerous shelves of […]

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