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10 Tricks for Hosting an Open House That Make Buyers Say “OMG, Wow!”

Here’s what you can do to get your home ready for its big reveal. Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. An open house is their opportunity to give your house a whirl. To wiggle the … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Get Rid of Awful Pet Smells That Turn Off Buyers

You probably only think you’ve eliminated pet odors. Here’s how to make sure. Having pet odors inside your home can turn off potential homebuyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about … Continue reading

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5 Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

Image: It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of those people who spends every spare moment in their yard, sprucing it up. But, still, … Continue reading

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You Only Think It’s True: 10 Myths Costing You Time & Money

Save your cash for more important things, like, you know, your mortgage. You can’t swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at … Continue reading

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How Older Homes Can Gain an Edge

The 4,200-square-foot lakefront property Mark Parrish listed last August seemed like any home buyer’s dream. Twenty minutes outside of Minneapolis, it was more spacious than most comparable homes in the neighborhood, with four bedrooms and four baths, and had unobstructed water … Continue reading

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

What may seem like a good idea, often isn’t. Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners often make that prove it. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub Image: Realproimages.com If resale value is important to you, don’t get rid … Continue reading

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7 Household Expenses You’re Probably Wasting Money On

There are better ways to spend. The washer/dryer combo was perfect! Such a delightful way to brighten laundry day — with a cheerfully colored front-loader set. They could actually make laundry fun! “They were this gorgeous, greenish-teal, and they looked … Continue reading

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5 Things That Will Totally Ruin Your Bathroom Remodel

There is one paint color you must avoid at all costs (see #5) A clean, well-planned, and stunning bathroom is every homeowner’s goal. But creating it can be a bit of a sticky wicket. All that water, humidity, and artificial … Continue reading

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10 Bathroom Materials That’ll Withstand Any Abuse

We don’t ask much from bathroom surfaces. Just that they be beautiful and withstand every cleaning chemical invented, steamy showers, piles of damp towels, and, did we mention, tantrum-induced line-drives with bath toys? Oh, and they should be easy to clean. … Continue reading

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