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10 Design Trends to Ditch in 2020

Just as you come up with resolutions to help change the course of your life in a new year, it’s also an ideal time to reevaluate your décor choices. To help, consulted with some experts to find out which looks are going by the wayside in 2020 and why. Here are 10 suggestions on […]

6 Reasons to Look at Homes Outside Your Price Range

Home Prices Budget

Stay within your budget when you’re seeking a home is usually a good idea. After all, it dictates how much home you can reasonably afford, and therefore which homes to look at, so you won’t end up house poor or risk going into foreclosure because you couldn’t maintain your mortgage payments. On the other hand, […]

3 Tips For Staging And Selling a Home With Kids

3 Tips for Staging and Selling a Home with Kids

Staging is one of the key things you can do to make your home appeal to potential buyers. But what if you have kids? While no one expects a house occupied by children to be perfect, there still are several steps you can take to keep your space clean, inviting and depersonalized.  After all, a […]

10 Items Every Home Should Have

Items Every Home Should Have

You’ve just moved into a new home, and you have basics such as the bed, table, and dresser down. What about everything else? Here, Architectural Digest dishes on the satisfyingly functional and pleasurable must-have essentials you never knew you needed. 1. Art you love With an abundance of online sources offering great art at reasonable […]

4 Tips for Throwing a Holiday-Themed Open House

Holiday Open house

Thinking of your home on the market this season? Here’s how to throw the ultimate holiday-themed open house that’s sure to have buyers adding your place to their wish list. 1. Make it cozy and bright The first step to getting buyers in the door, and then persuading them to stay for a while, is to […]

3 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020

Wondering what real estate trends to be on the lookout for next year? Here, RISMedia revisits some interesting patterns from 2019 to predict three things that likely will happen in 2020. 1. Generational shifts In combination with the millennial market and the Silver Tsunami, experts are predicting more of a demand for affordable inventory that […]

Hoping to Score a Deal on a New Home?

did you know that you also can apply some of the same shopping strategies when it comes to scoring a deal on a new house?

While you can get bargains on everything from flat-screen TVs to clothing and more on Black Friday, did you know that you also can apply some of the same shopping strategies when it comes to scoring a deal on a new house? Here, a few Black Friday-inspired moves that can work wonders in this arena, […]

3 Ways to Check Out a Neighborhood Before Buying a House

Check Out a Neighborhood

You wouldn’t buy a car without giving it a test drive, so why would you even think about purchasing a home without first checking out the neighborhood to see what it really would be like to live there?  Buying a home is a big investment, so you want to be sure the area in which […]

10 Home-Staging Tips that Cost Less Than $100

Home Staging

ALISON CLAY-DUBOFF SALTY WATER PROPERTIES INC. 10 Home-Staging Tips that Cost Less Than $100 Although home staging can be a costly expense, there are some simple and inexpensive ways to make a house look better without having to undergo major design changes or upgrades. Here, RISMedia offers 10 home-staging tips that can help you sell […]

5 of the Most Famous Home-Based TV Sets

Most Iconic TV Interiors

Architectural Digest recently surveyed folks to find out “The 26 Most Iconic TV Interiors of the Past 100 Years.” Here, a look at what the magazine found to be some of the most popular home-related backdrops.  Perhaps this will spark some fun design tips for your new home! Or maybe you’ll just enjoy reading about […]