Author Archives: Tammy Gordon

Some Buyers Feel Pressured to Overspend on Housing

Twelve percent of Americans say they felt pressured to spend more than they were comfortable with on a home in order to appear successful in the eyes of others, according to a new Bankrate.com survey of more than 2,700 adults. … Continue reading

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Renovations With the Worst ROI

Some of the most popular renovations, such as a kitchen remodel or landscape upgrade, are likely to cost your sellers more than they’ll get back at resale. And a major mistake sellers make when undertaking home improvement is tailoring the … Continue reading

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This Can Kill a Sale No Matter How Beautiful the Home

The home may look great, but if you don’t get this one thing right, buyers won’t be buying, real estate pros say. And that all centers around the smell—the sense that too many home sellers neglect to pay attention to. … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook Your Kitchen’s Design Star

Kitchen islands have become the focal point in many homes, and there are plenty of reasons why real estate pros are spotlighting them in their listings. Kitchens have transformed into multifunctional spaces in recent years, and the kitchen island is … Continue reading

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Avoid These Painting Mistakes

Paint can make a big difference and give fresh life to the interior and exterior of a home. Having a new hue can improve a room’s appeal, but making the wrong choice can ruin it. Design experts recently shared some of the … Continue reading

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Most Common Problems Uncovered in Home Inspections

Very few home inspections ever come back completely clear. Indeed, 86% of buyers who recently had a home inspected said their inspector identified at least one problem, according to a new survey from Porch.com, a home remodeling resource, which surveyed … Continue reading

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Cleaning Hacks of Stagers When They’re in a Rush

A home often has to be show-ready in a hurry when a buyer calls asking for a property tour. Professional home stagers have plenty of cleaning tricks up their sleeve to get a home ready in a hurry. They recently … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Permit for That?

When undertaking a remodel or home improvement project, how do you know when you need a building permit from your city government? Cities require permits to ensure that the changes on a home go on record. The changes also are reviewed … Continue reading

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Effective Updates to a Bathroom Remodel

In a bathroom remodel, homeowners have a lot of choices, from tubs, sinks, tile, and more. But it’s the small details that could have some big impact. Realtor.com® recently featured an article on the smaller details that can help elevate … Continue reading

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More Millennials Paying Mortgages Themselves

Over the past year, millennials have become less likely to need to ask their parents for financial help, get a roommate, or work a second job in order to pay for a mortgage to buy their first home, according to … Continue reading

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