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14 Staging Tips That Can Help Sell a Small Home

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Here are 14 staging tips that help home sellers make their smaller home appear larger than they appear. Realtor.com offers some savvy tips that can go a long way toward making sure you see big returns on the petite place you now call home. Throw a reverse housewarming party The less clutter, the bigger your home […]

6 Master Bath Trends to Watch

6 Master Bath Trends to Watch

Grays, mixed metals, and farmhouse styles are some of the most popular trends for remodelers taking on the task of sprucing up their master bath. That according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, which surveyed more than 1,100 homeowners who are planning or recently have completed a master bath renovation. Looking for a […]

The Pet Lover’s Guide to Buying a Home

Pet Lover’s Guide to Buying a Home - frenchie bulldog

Do you have dogs, cats or other furry friends? You want to be sure and think of them when you’re looking to purchase a house. Not all homes and neighborhoods are pet-friendly. Here, Realtor.com shares four questions you need to ask to find a place that works for you and your pets. What are local […]

6 Things in Your Living Room That Could Be Instant Deal-Breakers for Potential Buyers

Living Room That Could Be Instant Deal-Breakers for Potential Buyers

When it comes to making a good first impression, the living room carries a ton of weight with potential buyers. After all, that’s where most people spend time trying to relax after a long day. So, buyers could run the other way if they stumble across a living room with dead bugs or an off-the-wall […]

Why a Granny Flat is a Smart Feature to Look for in a Home

Why a Granny Flat is a Smart Feature to Look for in a Home

A granny flat or an in-law suite is the most common name for a small dwelling located on the same property as (and perhaps attached to) a single-family home, where an aging family member or others can live with privacy and independence. Often referred to as accessory dwelling or multigenerational units, secondary suites or granny flats, […]

6 Reasons Why Selling a House in the Winter is a Great Idea

Selling a House in the Winter

Spring usually is the most popular time of year to sell a house, with lots of buyers looking to move into a new place before the school year begins. But if you’re selling a house in the winter, experts say you could reap a reward in extra cash. Here, Realtor.com reveals the top reasons why you […]

What Millennial Homebuyers Really Want

What Millennial Buyers Really Want

Not only are today’s millenial homebuyers seeking urban lifestyles that offer accessibility, walkability, and proximity to entertainment, but they also are technologically savvy. To cater to this group, developers are building more new properties in the middle of everything—complete with amenities that foster a sense of community and wellness—and also offering the kind of high-tech […]

6 Things You’ll Overhear at an Open House That Might Persuade You to Buy…or Run

6 Things You'll Overhear at an Open House

When attending an open house, it’s easy to get caught up in how you might decorate the bedrooms if the home were yours. Or maybe you’re wondering if there’s a fireplace to cozy up to on those crisp fall nights? While you do need to try and imagine yourself in the home and to determine […]

7 Habits of People with Excellent Credit Scores

7 Habits of People with Excellent Credit Scores

When it comes to getting a mortgage, credit scores are paramount. Generally, a score of 750 or higher is considered excellent. Want to raise your credit score? Start by taking the following steps advised by Kiplinger. Pay your bills on time The most influential factor in your credit score is your payment history, so it’s […]

3 Key Tips for Listing Your Home

3 Key Tips for Listing Your Home

Listing your home? Remember: Even in a seller’s market, houses still aren’t guaranteed to sell. Here, Forbes offers a few best practices that can keep a property from sitting on the market, or even worse, not selling at all. Price it just right Never overprice your home. Research properties in the area that have sold […]