Monthly Archives: November 2019

House Rich, Cash Poor

One in five U.S. homeowners say they feel house rich but cash poor, according to the newly released Hometap Homeownership Study. The rising costs of homeownership nationwide prompted nearly 20% of 675 homeowners surveyed to classify themselves as feeling “house … Continue reading

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Small Updates to Prep for Showings

When it comes to selling a home, the small tweaks can sometimes make the largest difference. From the tile grout to the smells, Apartment Therapy recently asked real estate pros to chime in with the easy-to-overlook attributes of a home … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Lighting

Lights are the jewelry of a space. Swap out light fixtures to instantly update the style of a kitchen, designers say. Houzz recently featured an article offering tips on how to choose kitchen lighting. Click HERE to read more insights.

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Nontraditional Trends Buyers Are Noticing

Cookie-cutter homes and apartments can look too similar to their competition, making it harder for them to stand out. But developers and designers are finding some ways that can make an abode different from the rest. “Everybody’s looking at what everybody else … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Get That Low Mortgage Rate Too?

When home shoppers are looking around for the best mortgage rates, they may wonder why they aren’t quoted the ones they see advertised online or by banks. Lenders usually advertise the best interest rates that are available only to their … Continue reading

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Split-Level Homes Are Making a Comeback

The split-level home—with its rooms on multiple floors—was all the rage in the 1970s, but you don’t see the style as much in contemporary homes. However, that may soon change. Google searches are revealing the split-level home is more in … Continue reading

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Pets Can Chew Up Your Listing’s Value

Pets can take a major bite out of your home’s resale value, The Wall Street Journal reports. Scratched doors, stained floors, and chewed-up furniture can prove costly for homeowners to repair. Homeowner Lexi Methvin knows all too well how pricey pet damage … Continue reading

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Liven Up That Living Room’s Look

The living room—that main gathering spot in a home—is a critical part in your showings. Home stagers recently chimed in at Apartment Therapy with their favorite tips for creating a better-staged living room. One of their biggest pieces of advice … Continue reading

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Yard Appeal Is a Priority for Buyers

Home shoppers are increasingly sizing up the yard space of homes they’re considering purchasing. The top outdoor features they’re eyeing include the deck, entertainment space potential, and size of the front yard. However, the reality that many consumers are facing is that most new homes have … Continue reading

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Global Trends in Kitchen Design

The kitchen continues to gain popularity as a multifunctional and social space, and its design is increasingly reflecting that, according to Cosentino Group’s newly released “2019 Global Kitchen Study,” a reflection of worldwide trends in kitchen design. The study compiles … Continue reading

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