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Ideas for Dry-Scaping

Ideas for Dry-Scaping

You’ve decided to make your new home as ecologically sustainable as possible. You’ve changed out the toilets for low-flow versions and added insulation, installed bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows and natural gas… Read more ⇢
Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means… Read more ⇢
Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is… Read more ⇢
Become a Fan of Fans

Become a Fan of Fans

Ceiling fans aren’t just about moving air, they are an important part of creating the right atmosphere in your home. Before choosing a fan, consider what you really want it to… Read more ⇢
Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire? If your… Read more ⇢
New High-Tech Home Gadgets

New High-Tech Home Gadgets

As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge… Read more ⇢
The Value of Professional Staging

The Value of Professional Staging

Views very widely on the value of hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for sale. Many real estate agents swear by it and have years of… Read more ⇢
Don’t Think of Your Home as an Investment…What?

Don’t Think of Your Home as an Investment…What?

Isn’t that sacrilegious or something? Despite evidence to the contrary, new homebuyers continue to believe that buying a home is the same type of… Read more ⇢
Buy, Sell, or Update Your Home?

Buy, Sell, or Update Your Home?

Are you thinking about selling your home? According to the July 2013 National Housing Survey conducted by Fannie Mae, 74% of those surveyed… Read more ⇢
Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

How do you welcome fall at your home? Do you pull out the hay bales, carve up the pumpkins, welcome the howling wind and wait as the leaves fall to… Read more ⇢
Tips for Home Buyers

Tips for Home Buyers

Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal… Read more ⇢
DIY Renovation Tips

DIY Renovation Tips

If you’re thinking of buying a fixer-upper for the first time, whether to live in yourself or to flip, doing some of the renovations yourself can be satisfying and economical. You’ve… Read more ⇢
Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Okay, so it’s not the Titanic. It’s your new house and you can’t seem to make your older furniture fit. Buying new furniture is out of the questions, so how do… Read more ⇢
Living Small

Living Small

No matter what our background, we all have an ideal dream home size in mind. When it comes down to the actual living in it, however, can smaller be better? If… Read more ⇢
Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

A common question for prospective home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss… Read more ⇢

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