Monthly Archives: October 2019

Reclaimed Wood Becomes Hot Accessory in New Homes

More homeowners are using reclaimed wood from barns, factories, and log cabins to decorate their modern homes, The Wall Street Journal reports. They’re using the reclaimed wood to decorate everything from ceilings and flooring to window accents. “They want it to look … Continue reading

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How Badly Does a Foreclosure Hurt Credit Scores?

A strong housing market over the last few years has put the foreclosure crisis in the rearview mirror, but many Americans are still haunted by their past housing challenges. New data shows that they should be able to comfortably leave … Continue reading

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Take Caution Before Drilling Holes in the Walls

Drilling a hole in the wall to hang pictures or a TV might sound like a simple DIY project. But handyman services are warning that homeowners could do a lot of damage to a home if they aren’t careful. Many homes have … Continue reading

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Fall Landscaping Trends: Jewel Tones, Cozy Vibes

A newer color palette with jewel tones is taking hold in landscaping, and it’s among the hotter trends for this fall, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Seventy-seven percent of Americans report relaxing in their yards at least … Continue reading

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Tips to Reach Your Best Credit Score

Only about 1.4% of the population has a perfect 850 on their FICO credit score. “Achieving a perfect credit score is largely out of your hands,” Riley Adams, a licensed certified public accountant and senior financial analyst for Google, told … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Special Hook to Sell Your Home?

To gain attention for their listings, some luxury brokers are thinking beyond lavish open houses and instead using a unique event or marketing approach to lure home buyers. From customized branding to launching YouTube series, real estate pros in this niche … Continue reading

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Tips for Prepping a Lawn for the Winter

How homeowners treat a yard this autumn can determine the quality of their yard next spring and summer.  Read more HERE.

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Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Good lighting can enhance the look of a space. Houzz.com contributor David Warfel, a lighting design specialist, recently shared the common mistakes he sees with interior home lighting in an article on the home remodeling website.

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Overlooked Areas That Make a Big Difference in Staging

Realtor.com® recently highlighted some other areas that are often overlooked when staging but can still make a big impact.  Click HERE to find out where they are.

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Agents Find Homes for People & Puppies

Kelcey Otten, a real estate professional with Compass in Manhattan,  will often bring two small dogs she fosters with her on showing tours to pet-friendly apartments. She’ll bring the pups in her purse on a property tour. “I thought if … Continue reading

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