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First Time Buyers  Real Estate 101

When it comes to selling your home, it’s not just square footage, number of bedrooms and a great layout that affects potential homebuyer’s decisions. There are actually 5 little things homebuyers love that could make a big difference in the sale of your home, and the worst part is that most sellers forget to mention them. So just what are these hidden gems? Read on to find out!

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Curb Appeal  DIY  Home Improvements

Since groundhog day is just around the corner, we thought we would give Punxsutawney Phil a little coaxing in the right direction by sharing 5 spring home projects guaranteed to melt away your winter blues!

So whether you’re looking to tackle a large renovation like adding on a deck, or just want to spruce up the yard by doing a little landscaping, we’ve come up with some cheap and easy spring projects to fit any budget or skill level.

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6 Things To Banish From Your Bedroom
Home Improvements  Living

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be a great idea to start a 2016 Detox series, where we let you know some great tips to get a healthier home, room by room.

The first post in the series will focus on a few things that you should banish from your bedroom in order to improve your overall health, get a better night’s sleep and create a space ideal for rest and relaxation. While there are a few tips in here you’ve probably seen before, there are a couple we’re sure will be new to you, so read on to find out how to successfully detox your bedroom in 6 steps.

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate 101

House hunting can be daunting and unfamiliar territory for most people, especially those taking their first venture into homeownership. Since we’re here to help you get the home of your dreams, we thought we’d share with you some of the biggest real estate buzz words that will perk up your ears, but not necessarily mean good things ahead. Like any industry, real estate is all about the marketing, and the best tool you can have when braving this uncharted territory is knowledge of the local language – in other words, the “lingo”. Here we’ve found the top 7 buzz words used often to describe less than perfect homes, and now you’ll be able to spot them from a mile away!

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Cleaning  DIY  Home Improvements  Living

You know those people whose houses always look like they’re straight out of a magazine or like they secretly live somewhere else and this is their “entertaining” home? Yeah, we know a couple too but none of us are one of them. That’s why we decided to look up some tips on how to better keep our homes neat and tidy all year round since we are, in fact, in the home business. The tips we found from Trulia and beyond were so helpful, we decided to share them with you as well! So whether you’re home is a spotless show home, a less than tidy frat house or just somewhere in between, we have 6 secrets to help keep it that way, or get it back in shape!

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Buying a home can be scary, there’s no doubt about it. But, there are a few common “What If’s” that actually have easy and quick solutions to give you better peace of mind through this nerve wracking transaction. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 concerns home buyers have and why you shouldn’t worry about any of them. You’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time!

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Home Improvements  Inspections  Real Estate 101

Let us start by saying that it’s perfectly normal for homes to have a couple dings and dents when they’ve been lived in and loved for many years. That is what they are made for after all, living! These are often superficial problems that can be easily fixed with a can of paint or new carpeting, but sometimes what you don’t see that can do the real damage.

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An advertisement for a reduced price is seen outside of a home for sale in Dallas, Texas September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Home Improvements  Landscaping  Real Estate  Renovations  Staging

Many people believe that any upgrade they make to their home will add to the resale value. Well, we hate to break it to you but the fact is, there are many times when this just isn’t the case. And there are even times when it can do the complete opposite. So, before you go spending thousands of dollars on updating your home, check out our list of the top 5 Upgrades that won’t add value to your home.

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Curb Appeal  Landscaping  Real Estate 101

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything! Taking a little extra time to make sure your home has curb appeal is an essential step in the selling process. However, there are also a few things that you should avoid doing when it comes to sprucing up the front of your home. We’ve put together a list of 6 curb appeal mistakes to make sure you skip if you want to draw potential buyers to your home.

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