Monthly Archives: November 2017

New Homes Are Getting Smaller

In the years following the Great Recession, builders were focused on the higher end of the market, catering to larger-sized homes. But more recently, builders have renewed their focus on the entry-level market, and NAHB predicts square footage of new … Continue reading

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Renovations That Grab Buyers’ Attention

Among the home improvement projects buyers are most likely to value are those that increase storage space and preserve vintage features. Southern Living magazine recently rounded up some of the renovations that get sellers the most attention for their properties.

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Holiday Splurges to Avoid If You Hope to Sell Your Home

The holidays are officially here—and while  merrymaking and gift shopping are likely top of mind, you may have to keep some of those celebratory urges in check if you’re planning to sell your home next year.  Here are five holiday splurges to avoid … Continue reading

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Outdated Home Features

Home buyers say they want the latest design trends in their next property—but 70 percent admit to having outdated features in their current house, according to a new consumer survey by home builder Taylor Morrison.  This may make it more … Continue reading

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Kitchen Updates That Don’t Require a Remodel

Are you looking for ways to improve your kitchen, or to make cost-effective updates to a dated kitchen?  Professional organizer Colleen Klimczak, owner of Peace of Mind Professional Organizing, has five tips.

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6 Extra Costs In A Home Buyer’s Budget

Most home buyers put in the effort to save for their down payment, but that is only a fraction of the cost they should expect for homeownership. There are many other lesser-known costs that can sometimes come as a shock to buyers.  Visit … Continue reading

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8 Things Pets Secretly Hate About Your Home

We’re crazy about our pets, but have you ever asked yourself what your house looks like from your dog or cat’s perspective?If not, it’s time to put yourself in your pet’s paws.  For more on pets’ pet peeves about a … Continue reading

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“Aging in Place”

More homeowners are taking on projects that will allow them to age comfortably in their current home, according to the “2017 Aging in Place Report” from HomeAdvisor. But they don’t like the term “aging in place.”

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Horrors at Home Showings

From the artwork to the odor, your listing may be inadvertently giving buyers the creeps. Realtor.com® recently interviewed real estate professionals about the items that have scared off their buyers the most during showings. Here are the top spooks.

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Seller Negotiation Tactics That Can Backfire

Homeowners should not become overconfident in a seller’s market, or they might end up sabotaging their sale. Realtor.com® recently featured common home seller negotiation tactics that can backfire.

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