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One Hour Ideas for Boosting Curb Appeal

Sunday Oct 13th, 2019

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You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression buyers get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the home viewing.   How do you boost curb appeal?  Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so:    • Wash both the inside and outside of the front windows. You'll be amazed at the difference that can... [read more]

Going Exotic: Countertops With Personality

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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Granite, quartz, marble, concrete - there are so many relatively standard options for countertops. But what if you want something a little different? Go exotic, and you'll never be worried about someone coming over and pointing out that they have the exact same countertop in their bathroom. Make a smart choice, and even though your upfront cost may be greater, you just might get paid back in the end. "Indeed, unique kitchen countertops add a ‘wow' factor to your home,... [read more]

How Older Homes Beat New Homes

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend -- homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Why? The prices and operating costs can vary widely. In August 2014, the median sales price of new homes sold was $275,600, while the median price of older homes was $219,000. Taxes and insurance may cost less for an older home. People are often wowed when they go into a builder's model and see how beautiful it is. It has the... [read more]

Big Or Small: Which Size Home Is Best For You?

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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This can be a tricky question to answer. Partly because our needs change over the years and decades. After kids leave home, maybe smaller is better but prior to that, maybe a bigger home is what you're seeking–room for the kids, dog, and tons of the kids' sleepover friends. The trends reflect our indecisiveness too. Sometimes McMansions are on the rise and then there's the complete opposite: tiny, tiny homes. In fact, you can watch fascinating shows online about families of... [read more]

Easy Fixes For Potential Deal Killers

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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You're ready to sell your home, you've got a buyer lined up, you're about to make an offer on that great home down the street, and then... everything falls apart. "It's a problem that's more common than you'd think with home sales: a buyer has made an offer, the seller accepts, and it seems like the deal is done," said Fox News. "But then something comes along to ruin the sale and it's back to square one." The good news is there are... [read more]

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