Monthly Archives: January 2018

Design a Home with Good Vibes

A space can have an instant effect on your mood. How can you make sure a home gives off positive energy and style? A recent article at The New York Times shares tips from designers on creating a home that supports … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Open Floor Plans

Realtor.com® recently highlighted some pros and cons of open floor plans to help owners and buyers decide if it’s right for them.

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When It’s Time to Increase Your List Price

In some situations, it might make sense to actually increase the list price to get buyers’ attention, according to a new article at realtor.com®. The article provides several scenarios where increasing the asking price may be justified on a home … Continue reading

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More House Fires Ignite in Colder Months

A greater number of structural fires occur in the winter months. In colder weather, homeowners crank up the heat, using space heaters and electric blankets. But leaving them on too long or placing them too close to flammable objects can … Continue reading

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What is “House Poor”?

The phrase “house poor” describes buyers who’ve bought a home they can’t afford. Most financial advisers say those who spend 30 percent or more of their pretax income on housing costs qualify for such a label.   Read more HERE.

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Home Accents Interior Designers Loathe

Interior designers are trained to know what works and doesn’t work in a home. According to Realtor.com, avoid these interior design eyesores for the sake of a home’s style.

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Wise Winter Weather Tips

Source:  National Association of Realtors

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Protect a Home’s Pipes From the Cold

Cold weather can put your home’s pipes at risk of exploding. Precautions should be ideally taken in the fall, but if you forgot, better to take steps now than none at all. HouseLogic offers these tips for protecting your pipes … Continue reading

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Avoid These Scented Candle Faux Pas

Scented candles may be a way to entice a potential buyer at a showing. But you need to choose the right scent and be careful where you use it according to a recent article at realtor.com®.

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Tips for Brightening a Home This Winter

The winter may bring colder and cloudier days ahead, but you can still make your listing look inviting, bright, and cheerful. HouseLogic recently featured several ideas.

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