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Real Estate 101

Who doesn’t need a break every now and then? That’s why we wrote this post! So in-between all your serious number crunching and intense negotiations on your dream home, you can take a second to learn 8 fun Real Estate facts that will get you thinking, or, at least laughing!

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Real Estate Myths
Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Even if you’ve never bought or sold a home before, we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard of some of these popular Real Estate myths. They may have come from relatives, friends or even the media but like many facts floating around on the internet, they just aren’t true. So, here are the top 5 Real Estate Myths that most home owners believe, and why they are just plain wrong.

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Celebrity  Real Estate

While this may not be new news, JLo has recently put her Hidden Hills home up on the market, again. She initially listed the home she shared with now ex-husband, Marc Anthony,  for $17M back in February 2015 but for some reason, it just didn’t get any takers.

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Home Reports
Curb Appeal  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Staging  Uncategorized

When it comes to putting your home on the market people generally have two main goals in mind: To sell it quickly and to get the best price. We know, easier said than done! But, we’ve scoured the top realty websites and come up with the top 6 tricks you need to know to get your home off the market faster.

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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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The OC House Exterior
Celebrity  Curb Appeal  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  TV Homes

Since the Cohen’s (sad) departure in 2007, I’m sure many of us have dreamed about living in the iconic OC house that was home to some of our favourite TV characters of all time. Well, good news OC fans, the house is on the market and can be yours! Assuming, of course, that you have roughly $6.25 million dollars to spare on California real estate.

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Wolfgang Puck Home for Sale
Celebrity  Real Estate

After moving to a much bigger and much more opulent mansion in Beverly Crest, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has put his modest Beverly Hills Mediterranean-style villa on the market. Puck is known for his many restaurants (including the popular Spago), cookbooks and TV shows and has become one of the most successful and well known Restauranteurs in America.

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Curb Appeal  Real Estate 101  Staging

Staging your home is an essential part of getting it ready to put on the market. Although it can seem intimidating and expensive at first glance, there are actually a lot of cheap staging techniques that you can use to appeal to more buyers and sell your home quicker! Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 inexpensive ways to get your home looking as though it was professionally staged.

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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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Top Home Improvements
Home Improvements  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to the top home improvements in the country, there are some key areas to focus on to ensure enhanced resale value of your home. These could be as small as what colour paint to choose for your living room to as large as which room is best to tear down and start from scratch. While no single remodel or upgrade is going to appeal to everyone, it’s obviously best to choose what will work for you and your family over the biggest increase in resale value. Here are our top 6 tips for what to splurge on when it comes to upgrading your home to get the most satisfaction and resale value.

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