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STRANDED WITHOUT A KITCHEN ISLAND?

When it comes to home improvements, there are few things that are requested more often than kitchen islands. Having a kitchen island can totally change the way that you work in your kitchen, and in some cases they can even add new functionality that you might not have had before. Because they’re such a hot […]


Teresa Grant

 

YOUR SPRING LANDSCAPE TO DO LIST

As the last winds of winter blow and the days become longer, it’s time to start thinking about the spring. In addition to cleaning up around the house, there are several landscaping activities that you generally want to do in the springtime. The question is, where do you start? If you’re not sure how to […]


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ACCELERATING FIRST-TIME HOME BUYING

Buying a home can be a time-consuming and sometimes flat-out frustrating process. How do you find a real estate professional who understands your needs? How do you find the right neighborhood — the right home? These were all questions high school sweethearts Chris and Mollie were facing before they turned to realtor.com. We caught up […]


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8 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LISTING PICTURE PERFECT

8 Tips To Make Your Listing Picture Perfect Buyers get their first impression of a home from property photos, so stage for the shoot. March 2, 2020 Working With Sellers, Staging View the original article


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TOP REPAIRS TO TACKLE BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME

When you put your home on the market, you obviously want to get as much as you can for the property. A lot of things can affect your home’s value, including many items that are largely out of your control. That’s not saying that you can’t do anything to bring the value up before listing […]


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WHAT’S TRENDING IN OUTDOOR KITCHENS?

Outdoor kitchens have been popular for years. Not only do they give you an excuse to enjoy beautiful weather outdoors but they’re also great for entertaining. Having a nice outdoor kitchen can even improve the overall value of your home! While these kitchens were once thought to be a fad, they actually seem to be […]


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CLEANING SERVICES: A COST-BENEFIT APPROACH

Cleaning up around the house isn’t a task that a lot of people enjoy. It can be especially harrowing if you have a big family or just have a schedule that seems constantly packed. There are probably times when you’ve thought that it would be so much easier to just hire somebody to come in […]


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AUTOMATIC ATTIC VENTS: HEALTHY VENTING?

Keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter is one of the big goals of most homeowners. There are a number of ways to do this, including upgrading the windows to more energy-efficient models and performing seasonal maintenance on heating and cooling systems to keep them operating at peak condition. One […]


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3 WAYS TO DESIGN THE PERFECT KITCHEN ISLAND

3 Ways to Design the Perfect Kitchen Island How remodelers are giving this kitchen staple an update. February 24, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Remodeling, Design & Architecture, Kitchen & Bath View the original article


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WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME?

It’s Valentine’s Day, and it isn’t just for lovebirds. At realtor.com, we believe there’s no place like home and that when you find the one, that’s worth celebrating.   But how do you know when you’ve found the one? Maybe it’s an open-concept floor plan that conjures up images of gatherings with loved ones. Or, […]


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STAGE A SPACE AS A CALMING RETREAT

Stage a Space as a Calming Retreat Create a Zen environment that channels nature and follows the “mindful living” trend. February 17, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original article


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEBT CONSOLIDATION

If you’re carrying around a lot of debt, the number of payments and the various interest rates you have can make managing it quite difficult. Some people choose to get this under control through debt consolidation. By consolidating your debts, you can reduce multiple items to a single payment with a single interest rate, making […]


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STAGING YOUR HOME FOR THE 2020 HOUSING MARKET

If you’re planning to sell your house, proper staging can make a huge difference. It’s important to keep in mind that tastes change over time, though, and the staging techniques that were popular when you bought the home might not impress buyers today. If you really want to get the most value out of your […]


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ADD SOME BLING TO YOUR DECOR

Add Some Bling to Your Decor Rich metal accents are helping home design shine February 10, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends, Kitchen & Bath View the original article


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STANDING UNDER AN UMBRELLA POLICY

Insurance is important, especially for homeowners. There are a lot of things that can go wrong around the house, and having a good insurance policy helps to guard against unexpected problems or accidents that can occur. What happens when your homeowner’s policy isn’t enough, though? There are some instances where you may find yourself in […]


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6 HOME DESIGN FADS THAT ARE FADING

6 Home Design Fads That Are Fading These trends were all the rage in the 2010s, but now designers say they want to leave them in the past. February 3, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original article


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MAINTAIN YOUR HOME’S STYLE IN STYLE

Home remodels offer an opportunity to change the look and feel of your home. This can be great if you live in an older home with outdated fixtures and other hardware. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t take the time to match their remodel to their house and end up with a look that’s a […]


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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A HOME PRO?

There are a number of reasons that you might need to hire a professional to do work around your home. Maybe you want to make repairs, add a porch, redo your landscaping or change up the design of your interiors. Of course, when you hire a pro, you want to make sure that you’ve found […]


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HOMEOWNERSHIP AMONG SINGLES: A GROWING TREND

When a lot of people think of buying a home, they picture it as a part of settling down and building a family. There’s a pretty good reason for this; couples and families do make up a significant portion of the home-buying population. But there is a growing trend among buyers that bucks this tradition: […]


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