home advice: Let’s Talk Fencing: How to Put a Fence Around Your Home Without Destroying Its Appeal - 04/14/17 12:55 AM
Many homeowners consider a fence around their property for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to keep the dog in the yard or to maintain privacy. However, the wrong fence can entirely change the look of your property and make a beautiful yard a bit of an eyesore. If you’re trying to determine what kind of fence will work for your home, here are some tips before you start to dig in the dirt. Continue here: Let’s Talk Fencing: How to Put a Fence Around Your Home Without Destroying Its Appeal
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home advice: Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist - 04/10/17 05:35 AM
It’s a very exciting time for most parents when their kids begin to crawl, but it can also be much more difficult to watch over your child and ensure their safety. If your child is starting to get along on their own and you’re preparing to baby proof, here are the main areas and items you’ll want to watch out for. Continue here: Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist
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home advice: Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home - 03/27/17 08:07 AM
The idea of paying off your student loans and buying a home at the same time can seem like an impossible feat given the impact on your Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratio. However, there are ways it’s possible to have enough funds and good enough credit to make your dream of home ownership come true a little more quickly. If you’re currently considering how to manage both, here are some options you might want to consider. Continue here: Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home
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home advice: DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours - 03/24/17 06:23 AM
Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less energy and just a little bit of money. Whether you’re looking for an instant home revamp or are readying your home to sell, here are some ideas for how you can improve your bedroom in no time. Continue here: DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours
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home advice: Hosting an Open House? Try These 3 Mood-boosting Aromatherapy Scents - 03/22/17 06:02 AM
From making sure the exterior looks impeccable to touching up the paint, there are a lot of things that go into the kind of open house that will draw in potential buyers. You may not know, though, that the senses can have a significant impact on how people will perceive your home, and scent can be highly powerful. Instead of leaving your home sale up to a clutter free space and an elegant exterior, try out the following aromatherapy scents to make an even better impression. Continue here: Hosting an Open House? Try These 3 Mood-boosting Aromatherapy Scents
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home advice: Struggling to Sell Your House in the Winter? Try These Innovative Home Staging Tips - 03/02/17 03:53 AM
With all of the busyness of the winter months and most people settling in for the season, it can be hard to achieve a successful home sale at the end of the year. Fortunately, if you simply can’t wait to put your home on the market, here are some staging tips that will engage potential buyers so you won’t have to wait much longer for an offer. Continue here:Struggling to Sell Your House in the Winter? Try These Innovative Home Staging Tips 
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home advice: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home - 02/20/17 04:45 AM
It’s often so exciting to think of buying a new home that homeowners forget about the sale, but there are a lot of details involved in putting a home on the market. Whether you’re just considering selling or are readying to put your home up, here are some things you might not know about the process. Continue here: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home
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home advice: Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home - 02/08/17 04:11 AM
The prospect of finding the home you’ve always dreamed of can be such an exciting prospect that it’s easy to forget all about the process of negotiating. However, it’s important to keep a few things to yourself when it comes to the art of making the deal. If you’re currently searching for the right place and are preparing to sign on the dotted line, here are a few phrases it’s best to avoid. Continue here: Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home
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home advice: Case - Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues - 02/02/17 04:47 AM
November home prices grew by 5.60 percent year-over-year on a seasonally adjusted basis according to Case-Shiller’s reading on National Home Prices. National average home prices rose 0.80 percent from October to November. Case-Shiller’s 20-City home price index revealed that the West and Mountain regions continue to hold the top three growth rates for home prices. Seattle posted a seasonally adjusted growth rate of 10.40 percent which was closely followed by Portland, Oregon’s year-over year average home price gain of 10.10 percent. Denver rounded out the top three home price growth rates included in the 20-CityiIndex with a year-over-year gain of 8.70 … (1 comments)

home advice: Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know - 02/01/17 04:34 AM
With all of the home renovation and fixer-upper shows on television, the idea of completely renovating and re-doing an old home can seem like an enticing premise. Unfortunately, investing in the wrong fixer-upper can mean an awful lot of expenditure without the added financial rewards. Whether you’re considering investing down the road or are ready to dive in, here are a few things to consider first. Continue here: Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know
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home advice: 3 Ways That Buying or Selling a Luxury Home Is Different - 01/27/17 02:02 AM
Selling a standard home is fraught with enough concerns about marking it at the right price and staging it properly, but it’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to luxury property. If you’re planning on selling your high-end property and are trying to determine what sets it apart from the average home sale, here are some things to consider before putting it on the market. Continue here: 3 Ways That Buying or Selling a Luxury Home Is Different
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home advice: 4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers - 01/25/17 03:12 AM
There are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home for the first time that can make it a stressful process, but there are a few things home sellers should avoid for a successful sale. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future and are hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you’ll want to be sure to bypass. Continue here: 4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers
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home advice: Home Builder Index Dips in January - 01/20/17 05:03 AM
January’s National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index dipped two points from December’s revised reading of 69 to 67;  the index reading forecast for January was also 69.Analysts said that January’s reading was the second highest (after December 2016) since the peak of the housing bubble in 2005. January’s dip in builder sentiment was attributed to easing of builder enthusiasm, which spiked right after the U.S. presidential election. To put January’s home builder confidence reading in context, NAHB says that any index reading over 50 indicates that more builders than fewer have confidence in housing market conditions.Continue here: Home Builder Index … (0 comments)

home advice: Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home - 01/06/17 05:50 AM
There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. However, if you have children, the local schools available can make-or-break the decision on whether or not to invest in a house. If you’re wondering how you can find out more about the local school, let the following tips be your guide. Continue here: Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home
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home advice: Six Key Reasons You’ll Want to Work With a Real Estate Agent When Pricing Your Home - 01/04/17 04:33 AM
 Whether you know a little bit about the market or you’ve sold a home before, you may be considering pricing your own home to avoid the assistance of a real estate agent. However, there are a number of benefits associated with consulting an agent when selling your home. Before making a final decision, consider the following tips.Continue here: Six Key Reasons You’ll Want to Work With a Real Estate Agent When Pricing Your Home
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home advice: Selling This Winter? 4 Negotiation Tips to Ensure a Speedy Home Sale - 01/02/17 04:00 AM
It’s a great feeling to get an offer on your home, but there can be a lot of details that go into seeing the negotiation through to completion. If your home is currently on the market and you’re expecting buyers to snap it up soon, here’s what you’ll need to know to get your ideal price in no time at all. Continue here: Selling This Winter? 4 Negotiation Tips to Ensure a Speedy Home Sale
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home advice: Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues - 12/29/16 04:40 AM
Home increased in October according to Case-Shiller’s 20City Home Price Index. Home prices rose from September’s annualized reading of 5.40 percent to 5.60 percent. Factors contributing to rising home prices include stronger economic conditions and outlook along with short inventories of available homes coupled with high demand. On average, October home prices rose 5.10 percent on seasonally adjusted annual basis, which was unchanged from September’s reading.Continue here: Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues
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home advice: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More ‘Pet Friendly’ - 12/15/16 06:36 AM
Whether you’re moving to a new home or you have a new family pet, it can be a struggle to make the place a little friendlier for them. From the garbage can to the cupboards and doors, there can be a lot of dangers that have the ability to hurt your furry friend you might not be aware of. If you’re looking for some simple ways to make their life a little easier, here are a few things you can do.Continue here: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More ‘Pet Friendly’
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home advice: Home Equity Tips: 3 Upgrades That Will Make Your House Worth More When You Sell - 12/03/16 05:29 AM
It’s likely that your house is your biggest asset, so when it comes time to sell it you’ll want to do everything you can to maximize your profit. Good news the value of your home isn’t solely determined by the market, there are several ways in which you can increase its value by making upgrades before listing. Continue here: Home Equity Tips: 3 Upgrades That Will Make Your House Worth More When You Sell
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home advice: Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Mixed for September - 12/02/16 04:36 AM
September’s 20-City Housing Market Index from Case-Shiller showed signs that rapidly rising home prices in some metro areas may be losing momentum. San Francisco, California, posted a month-to-month reading of -0.40 percent and a year-over-year reading of 5.70 percent. Home prices stayed flat in Seattle Washington from August to September, but posted the highest home price gain of 11.00 percent year-over-year. Slowing home price growth in high-demand areas suggest that affordability concerns are impacting rapid gains in home prices seen in recent years. continue here: Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Mixed for September
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