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21
Feb
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10 Spring Cleaning Tips to Freshen Up Your Home
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With Spring just around the corner, you are no doubt looking for ways to freshen your home. Below are 10 simple cleaning tips to help you in this task. Ditch Paper Towels If you have ever cleaned anything with paper towels you know that it practically takes an entire roll to clean up a small spill. For your spring-cleaning, switch to microfiber towels, they are cheap, reusable and can be machine washed. When damp they do a far better job…

11
Jan
Tips for Selling Your Home
Tips for Selling Your Home in 2018
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2018—a new year and the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. If selling your home was put on the backburner with the hassle of the holidays, the New Year provides a great opportunity for taking that next step and selling your home. Before you gather up all of your New Year’s motivation and undertake the endeavor of selling your home, it is important you are prepared and informed. Whether you are selling your family home, a vacation rental, or anything…

06
Dec
How to market your home to millennials
How to Market Your Home to Millennials
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You’ve probably heard about how not enough millennials nowadays are buying homes like the previous generations. “Millennials don’t buy homes”, everyone says. They’re either renting homes, jumping from city to city, or just not prioritizing owning a home at this stage of their lives. Marketing a home isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially when it comes to millennials. From busy lives to spending time on social media to settling down at a later age, millennials are motivated…

21
Nov
10 updates your home needs every 10 years
10 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years
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There is a lot of responsibility when it comes to being a homeowner, which is definitely something you should consider when you make the long-term investment. However, owning your own home can be an investment that pays off quite generously in more ways than one. But with that being said, you have to take into consideration that there are updates you have to give your house in order to keep and augment its value. Here you will find a list…

27
Oct
8 tips for buying a foreclosed home
8 Tips For Buying a Foreclosed Home
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Foreclosed homes, as you probably know, are typically cheaper to buy than most homes on the market. When homeowners can no longer pay the home’s mortgage and do not have the option of selling, a home will often be foreclosed. It will then go to ownership of the bank or a government agency. However, it is important to know the differences between a short sale, a pre-foreclosure, and a foreclosure before proceeding. This will let you know under what circumstances…

02
Oct
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Benefits of Upsizing Your Home
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Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to live in the mansion of your dreams? Living like royalty can seem like a fantasy, but upsizing is a completely possible move to make – especially for retirees. With more money to spend than ever before, putting the down payment on a larger home has never been easier. Just think of the possibilities! While some empty-nesters make the decision to downsize their homes, upsizing provides many other benefits for homebuyers. This…

26
Jul
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What Unique Home Features Have Added Value for Resale?
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Putting a little work into your home can go a long way. If you’re thinking about making the move to a new home, mapping out plans to relocate, or looking for excuses to revamp your home that will pay off in the long run, there are several things about your home you should take into consideration. For example, do areas of the house appear “out of style” or need some quick-fix touch-ups? What about the overall aesthetic and appearance of…

20
Jun
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How to Revamp Your Home with Items You Already Own
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Remodeling isn’t the only way you can revamp your own home to make it look snazzy or “wow” everyone when you host the family’s dinner parties. It might not be apparent at first, but your home may already be equipped with all the tools needed for a quick fix-up that will immediately brighten a room. With a bit of work, free time, and creativity, these nifty tricks can turn old into new in no time! Still Life Drawing inspiration from…

18
May
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5 Unique Ways to Incorporate Color Into Your Home Design
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The recent minimalist color trend seems to have taken over the home design landscape, from Pinterest boards to model homes for sale. While whites, blacks, and neutrals are easy to work with and are typically used to make homes for sale appeal to a wider crowd, adding color can brighten a room instantly or make it feel homier. There are several ways that you can creatively incorporate color into your pre-existing interior with a little strategizing and a lot of…

13
Apr
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5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale
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­So, you’re finally ready to sell your home – almost. After long and deep consideration, or perhaps a short stroke of confidence, you’ve made your decision to let go of the original HQ. Whether you already have experience selling homes or you happen to be a first-timer, these tips will help guide you in how to best put this big decision into action. If the main finances and logistics of your home have been completely sorted out with a reliable…