Monthly Archives: March 2018

Keep Your Basement Dry Despite Endless Rain

If a full renovation or sump pump installation isn’t in the budget this year, there are lots of low cost ways to secure your basement.

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Barriers for Millenials Hold Back Housing

“Adulting” is getting harder for younger generations, which is stymieing the housing market from reaching its full potential, according to Freddie Mac’s latest March Insight report. The report compares young adults to previous generations and the impact to household growth.

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24 Ways to Add Value to Your Property (Infographic)

A coat of paint can go a long way toward enhancing the look of a space. Modern Garden Rooms offers the following infographic that shows numerous ways you can add value to a property.  SOURCE

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Most Common Contract Contingencies

Seventy-four percent of contracts in the first month of the year contained settlement contingencies, according to the January 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index survey, conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®.  The most common contingencies are home inspection (58%), appraisal (44%), obtaining financing (43%), having … Continue reading

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Features First Time Homebuyers Choose

A living room is considered essential for first-time home buyers, according to a poll of home shoppers conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Sixty-one percent called the living room a must-have in the home they plan to buy. A laundry … Continue reading

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Decor Trends That Could Hurt a Sale

For those who hope to put their home on the market, a few of the latest decor trends may best be avoided to prevent turning off buyers. Realtor.com® recently highlighted a few.

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Staging a Vacant Home

If you’re having a tough time staging a vacant home, here are seven tips.

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Tax Time = Saving Time?

The average estimated tax refund is expected to be $2,840 this year, down slightly from $2,895 the previous year. First-time home buyers, in particular, often say saving for a down payment is their biggest hurdle to homeownership. As such, the … Continue reading

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Make Your Smart Home Happen

Choose one power-saving smart appliance and install it. For the biggest results, focus on appliances that consume the largest amount of power, like electric heaters.  For more tips, CLICK HERE.

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March To Do List

There’s more to March madness than just basketball—in housing, it’s the time to make sure owners are staying proactive in tending to their homes through these next few springtime months. HouseLogic shares four tasks all owners have to do in … Continue reading

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