home tips: Four Ways a Real Estate Agent Can Help Your Home Sell for More Than Your Asking Price - 04/17/17 05:38 AM
Most home sellers are thrilled to get the asking price they’re looking for when putting their home up for sale, but many have not thought about the possibility of getting even more! If you’re wondering what tricks of the trade your agent can use when it comes to getting a higher offer, you may want to have them test out some of the following tips. Continue here: Four Ways a Real Estate Agent Can Help Your Home Sell for More Than Your Asking Price
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home tips: 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 tips: Buying a Home With a Mortgage? Here’s What You Can Expect at Your Closing Meeting - 04/13/17 06:31 AM
If you’ve decided to invest and have finally found your ideal home, it’s probably an exciting time for you and your family. But before the deal is sealed, there will be a closing meeting so that all of the loose ends can be tied up. If you want to be ready for closing and are curious what the final meeting will entail, here are a few things to be prepared for. Continue here: Buying a Home With a Mortgage? Here’s What You Can Expect at Your Closing Meeting
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home tips: Selling Your Home? Understanding Why a Buyer Might Withdraw — and How to Win Them Back - 04/12/17 05:57 AM
It may seem like the hard part is over once you’ve received a few offers on your home and are preparing for the negotiation process. Unfortunately, anything can happen until the papers and signed and this means that potential homebuyers can back out. If you’re dealing with a wavering bidder and are wondering how you can win them back, here are some reasons they might withdraw and how you may be able to win them over. Continue here: Selling Your Home? Understanding Why a Buyer Might Withdraw — and How to Win Them Back
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home tips: 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 tips: Pamper Your Pet With These Five Awesome Pet-friendly Home Upgrades - 04/07/17 06:04 AM
The best addition to many a family is the beloved pet, but beyond the regular treats and pillows, there are plenty of ways to spoil your pet and let them know how much you love them. If you’re looking for some neat concepts for your favorite pooch, here are some unique ideas you may want to try out. Continue here: Pamper Your Pet With These Five Awesome Pet-friendly Home Upgrades
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home tips: Going on a Nice Vacation? Protect Your Home and Valuables With These 3 Key Tips - 03/30/17 08:05 AM
It’s always exciting to pack up and get away from your home for the sake of escape, but going on vacation also means leaving your home behind. While a good neighborhood can go a long way towards making sure your home stays safe in your absence, here are some additional tips for how to ensure you’ll be coming back from your trip without incident. Continue here: Going on a Nice Vacation? Protect Your Home and Valuables With These 3 Key Tips
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home tips: 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 tips: 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 tips: Renovating on a Budget? Check Out These Equity-boosting Inexpensive Home Upgrades - 03/19/17 06:28 AM
The idea of embarking on home renovations may strike many homeowners as an expensive one, but there are plenty of ways that you can easily upgrade your home without spending a lot of money. If you’re looking for improvements that will truly (and frugally) improve the value of your home, here are a few do-it-yourself options you may want to consider. Continue here: Renovating on a Budget? Check Out These Equity-boosting Inexpensive Home Upgrades
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home tips: Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier - 03/10/17 05:41 AM
Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you’re buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costs involved. Let’s take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make home ownership on a single income easier. Continue here: Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier
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home tips: If Your Home Is Destroyed in a Natural Disaster, What Happens to Your Mortgage? - 03/09/17 04:45 AM
When you’ve been in your home for a while and have established a certain amount of equity, it can be a good feeling to know that you have an investment you can count on. However, with changing weather patterns you may be afraid of a natural disaster striking and what it could mean for your financial well-being. If you’re curious about how this can impact your mortgage, here are a few things to consider. Continue here: If Your Home Is Destroyed in a Natural Disaster, What Happens to Your Mortgage?
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home tips: Worried About Climate Change? Here Are 4 Ways to Make Your Home More Climate Friendly - 03/06/17 05:14 AM
Many people are concerned with having a negative impact on the environment, but it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to climate friendly solutions around the home. Whether you’re planning for a future investment or are interested in fixing-up the home you’re in, here are some solutions for greening up your personal space that won’t bust the bank. Continue here: Worried About Climate Change? Here Are 4 Ways to Make Your Home More Climate Friendly
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home tips: Case-Shiller: December Home Prices Highest in More Than Two Years - 03/03/17 03:43 AM
December home prices continued to rise per December readings for Case-Shiller’s National and 20-City Home Price Indices. On average, national home prices increased by 5,80 percent year-over-year and exceeded November’s year-over-year reading of 5.60 percent. The 20 City Index, which analysts follow more closely than the National Home Price Index, posted a year-over-year gain of 5.60 percent in December, which exceeded an expected reading of 5.40 percent and November’s year-over-year reading of 5.20 percent growth. Continue here: Case-Shiller: December Home Prices Highest in More Than Two Years
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home tips: 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 tips: Trying to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent Is a Big Mistake — Here’s Why - 02/15/17 05:47 AM
Whether you’re new to the real estate game or you’ve bought and sold a home before, there are many details involved in selling. It can be enticing to think about taking on the responsibility yourself and going it alone, but there are a number of reasons it’s wise to use a real estate agent. Before you make a decision on selling your home, ensure you consider all the details you’ll have to deal with. Continue here: Trying to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent Is a Big Mistake — Here’s Why
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home tips: 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 tips: 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 tips: 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 tips: 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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