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June 27, 2017

DIY: Crackle Paint

As any homeowner, I already have a long ‘to-do’ list of ideas I want to do around my home. After all, that’s one of the advantages of being a homeowner, customizing your home to fit your personality. One project I have on my list is to do the crackle paint effect on my dining room table. A friend of mine has it on an end table in her house and I think it looks absolutely amazing. So I’d like to mimic this painting technique, with a different color, for my home.

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June 7, 2017

Kitchens Sell Houses

One of the biggest returns on investment in your home comes from a kitchen remodel. Kitchens are the heart of the modern home, and home buyers are looking to be ‘wowed.’ Whether you’re on a budget or not, here are a few items you simply cannot overlook!... [read more]
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May 19, 2017

A Renters Guide to Temporary Improvements

If you’ve made the decision to rent versus buying, then you know that there are limitations when it comes to decorating your rental space. But don’t let those limitations, such as painting; stop you from turning your residence into a home. We’ve assembled fantastic ways to improve your space that are temporary and perfect for a rental or anyplace you’d like to change up without a commitment.
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April 26, 2017

10 Tips to Help Increase Your Home’s Value

Home values are important regardless of when you plan to sell your home. When you make changes to the home, you need to be aware of what will get you the most "bang for your buck" so to speak. With that in mind, here are ten tips to help increase your home's value... [read more]
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April 20, 2017

Estimated Costs of the First Year of Homeownership

Although the current market conditions have led to increased levels of affordability, there are additional costs beyond the monthly mortgage payment when you purchase a home. And whether you’re coming from renting an apartment or owning, it’s hard to anticipate exactly how much money these extra expenses will cost. The key is to prioritize what’s most important and know when to ask for assistance. Let’s take a look at some of those costs now... [read more]
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April 18, 2017

10 Things Staging Companies Do to Help Sell Your Home

Enticing buyers is about more than simple curb appeal. Many people choose to go a step further, and turn the inside of the home into a sales floor. Companies that specialize in this kind of interior design are known as “staging” companies, and they’ve been proven to increase the sale price of a home. Here are a few things staging companies do to help your home get the best possible offer... [read more]
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April 6, 2017

Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value

Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, you should be thinking of your home’s value. A house is one of the biggest investments you can make; increasing that investments’ value just makes sense... [read more]
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April 4, 2017

The Dishwasher Code of Conduct

If you happen to be like me, or perhaps are looking for ways to be a little more environmentally conscious, then here are a few ways to help make your dishwasher more energy efficient...
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March 17, 2017

Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Since I recently purchased my first home, I felt compelled to share some tips and advice on how to improve credit scores that I received from professionals... [read more]
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March 13, 2017

10 Things to Ensure Financing for Your Home

You've started looking at homes with a different eye and begin thinking "can I afford that?" or "what can I afford?" While looking is fun, here are ten tips to help you attain the financing you need for the home of your dreams... [read more]
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March 6, 2017

10 Creative Ideas for Promoting Your Open House

Selling a home can be a stressful time, but it doesn't have to be! has provided you with ten creative ideas to promote your open house...
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March 2, 2017

Prepare Your Home to Sell

The housing market is slowly stabilizing, and you've decided to list your home. But what, if any, improvements should you tackle before selling? Should you just leave it all to the new homeowner?... [read more]
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