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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real...

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are...

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable...

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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time...

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering...

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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market....

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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it...

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Organize Your Home In a Month In Less Than an Hour a Day

A super-easy plan for getting organized without adding to your home-is-school, home-is-work,...

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25 Tricks To Sell Your House for a Bigger Profit

Earn top dollar on your home with these simple tips. Stage Your...

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15 Expensive Decorating Mistakes Designers Won’t Make Again

Let’s face it: Some lessons in life are learned the hard way. Often, making a mistake...

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9 Ways to Help Your Garden Survive a Heat Wave

Get your garden through a spell of hot weather with these surefire survival...

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12 Things a New Homeowner Often Doesn’t Know

Essential for New Homeowners: Locate the Gas and Water Shut-off Valves For a new homeowner, a bust...

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How to Increase the Amount of Natural Light in Your Home

Real estate agents tend to use tried-and-true terms to describe a home in its best light (pardon...

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6 Smart Home Products That’ll Make Your Home More Functional Today

Home trends come and go. But it's functionality that wins in the end. Because smart functionality...

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7 Home Improvement Ideas That Stretch Your Dollars the Most Enjoy your home more today — and sell it for the best price tomorrow.

When it comes to home improvement ideas, some are more financially savvy than others. And...

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10 Landscaping Ideas for Hot Weather

Intense summer heat can shrivel up a garden in no time. And rain is not always timely. These tips...

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6 common mistakes when refinancing into a low mortgage rate

Mortgage rates keep hitting new all-time lows, and homeowners have been rushing to refinance and...

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A Crash Course in Choosing Kitchen Countertops

These are the 11 best options. Chopping and dicing, spills and crumbs—it’s the countertops...

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Surprising Reasons the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Actually Benefit First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is a major and often stressful life event, especially for first-time homebuyers. That...

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Ready to Sell? Here’s How to Refresh Your Home During Lockdown

There are a number of improvements you can make — both large and small — while waiting to put...

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Give Your Home a Morale Makeover

7 easy ways to revitalize your space and boost your mood. With many Americans spending a lot...

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home

  Even if you can't go to the beach, bar or cafe, you can experience going out while...

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How to Disinfect Your Home in the Time of Coronavirus

A bleach solution or rubbing alcohol is your best bet for keeping your home sanitized. There’s...

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Tips for buying and selling a home amid COVID-19 pandemic

Real estate is adapting fast to new perils and opportunities Finding or selling a home has never...

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Selling? Increase Your Home’s “Screen Appeal”

With home showings going online during COVID-19, learn how to make your listing stand out on...

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Looking for a New Place? Use This Time to Create Your Wishlist

If your move is delayed, evaluate the features of your current home so you know just what you want...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Office Work (Even if It’s Your Kitchen)

WFH is the new normal for many Americans. Here’s how to get your workspace functioning well —...

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5 Tips for Moving During COVID-19

By taking extra safety precautions and minimizing social contact, you can still move...

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Real estate will boom once coronavirus threat is gone – Go ahead, put your house on the market

The stigma that has been historically associated with a home's "days on market," as it relates to...

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4 Home Expenses You Can Save On During the COVID-19 Crisis

With countless small businesses shutting their doors in the wake of COVID-19 and larger companies...

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How to Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

It takes only a few minutes, but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in...

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Here are the paint colors that can help sell your house, according to realtors

Applying a fresh coat of paint is an easy, cost-effective way to give your home an instant upgrade...

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House Selling Tips: Why You Won’t Get Your Asking Price

A few small updates, which can be done on a budget, can increase your home’s value — and...

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4 Decisions Homeowners Rarely Regret And 3 Common Regrets

Homeowners rarely regret these choices These are some of the top things homeowners rarely regret...

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The 16 Incredibly Useful Rules Every Organized House Follows

Homes don’t clean themselves. But these easy-peasy rules (wake and make!) will make you feel like...

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10 projects to do if you plan to sell your home this year

If you’re putting your home on the market soon and you are considering improvements to encourage...

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first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid – and what to do instead

Buying your first home comes with many big decisions, and it can be as scary as it is exciting....

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3 Things to Look for in a Starter Home

Some first-time homebuyers seek out their dream home from the start -- the house they'll raise kids...

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5 home-staging tips for a quick sale

There are three key steps you can take to help sell a home quickly: Hire the right real...

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10 money mistakes to avoid when you move

Moving to a new home can be exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. You may have just a few...

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