Category Archives: Home Owner Tips

Mouth-Watering Outdoor Kitchens (And Surprise! Their ROI Is Great)

Building an outdoor kitchen is more than an indulgence: These backyard beauties can improve your home’s value. Outdoor kitchens typically get a 71% return on investment, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS® — and … Continue reading

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Super-Busy People Reveal Their Habits for a Tranquil Home

Three young entrepreneurs give tips on staying organized and calm while living hectic lives. Life is crazy. Cah-ray-zee. And while you wouldn’t have it any other way from 9 to 5 (OK, more like 8 to 7), the insanity should … Continue reading

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Report: Owners Aren’t Saving Enough for Remodeling

Homeowners significantly underestimate the costs involved when planning a home improvement project, finds a new study from Discover Home Equity Loans, based on a survey of 1,200 Americans. Eighty-two percent of consumers believe the home they own is a financial … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Important Rooms to Stage

Staging not only results in a quicker sale but also tends to increase the home’s value too, according to the newly released 2019 Profile of Home Staging report conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®. One quarter of buyers’ agents … Continue reading

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9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things

Ahhh! Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies. A thorough cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price — sore biceps. Instead of skimping on your annual deep clean because you’re … Continue reading

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5 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

December 5, 2018 © Taylor Morrison National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has its eye on pastels, unique finishes, and floral touches in the new year. The builder says it will be incorporating some of the hottest home design trends into its … Continue reading

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less … Continue reading

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12 Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spook Out Your House

Halloween lights and decoration ideas you can DIY. Colorful floodlights add a haunted-house vibe to your run-of-the-mill dollar-store outdoor Halloween decorations. Make Paper Silhouettes Black-paper silhouettes are a wickedly cool way to make Halloween decorations light up the night. Get … Continue reading

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Stunning Ceilings: The Latest Eye Candy for the 5th Wall

Ceilings are too often the plain Jane element of a listing, but this element of your listing’s structure can assume a starring role and transform a space with minimal effort and expense. Learn about your clients’ options, from millwork to … Continue reading

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