Category Archives: For Homeowners

Downsizers Reveal Biggest Regrets

Homeowners who opt to downsize into a smaller place say that saving money was their chief motivator, along with having to manage less space after the children have moved out. But some home buyers could have downsizing regret as they … Continue reading

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Home Features That Spark Bickering Among Couples

Couples can bicker when trying to decide on a home to purchase. A certain level of compromise is usually required in finding the right one. As a real estate pro, you may find yourself a mediator to these disputes. Nearly … Continue reading

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Blues, Greens Are Hot Choices for an Office

The color of your office could affect your productivity and even your mood, a growing body of color psychology research says. Workplaces are becoming more mindful of the influence the wall colors on their employees, Lasse Karvinen, head of product … Continue reading

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Home Features That Are Most In Demand

A back porch or deck, newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood flooring are among the top home features house hunters say they want most, according to a new survey by Porch.com, a home remodeling site. Further, buyers are willing to pay … Continue reading

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Top Landscaping Trends for 2020

Ornate landscaping and weaving in a blue color palette are two big trends for yards in the new year, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The association recently released its list of the top landscaping trends in the … Continue reading

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Cash-Out Refis Could Cost You

More homeowners are refinancing to take equity out through a cash-out tranaction. They’re then using the extra cash to pay down credit card debts, renovate their home, or even invest in a new home. Over the past two years that … Continue reading

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New Flooring Trends Emerging

More than 30% of homeowners say the floors are what they dislike most about their properties, according to a survey conducted by online loan marketplace LightStream. New flooring may even increase a home’s value, Dan DiClerico, an expert with HomeAdvisor, … Continue reading

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Most Popular Living Room Styles

Living room layouts enabling greater social interaction, as well as design accents like built-ins, were big trends this year. Houzz, a popular home remodeling site, recently rounded up the living room and family room photos uploaded to its site this … Continue reading

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Budget More for Home Insurance

Home insurance rates are climbing due to a rising number of natural disasters. As a result, homeowners, particularly those located in some at-risk markets, will need to brace for higher costs. In 2018, there were 850 “natural catastrophes” worldwide that … Continue reading

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Trending Kitchen Design for 2020

While certain features in a kitchen—like statement lighting, cabinet hardware, and even range hoods—are taking center stage, many are also getting muted or hidden. That may mean you have to look extra hard with your buyers in the latest kitchen designs to uncover … Continue reading

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