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Fix Layout Problems Without Changing Walls

It’s no secret that builders, developers, and architects have favored open-plan layouts in the past decade or two. Bigger kitchens that spill out into family and dining rooms are the new norm, and the aesthetics and healthfulness of outdoor living … 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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6 Easy Projects to Personalize a Cookie-Cutter Home

Value-boosting ideas for your home’s interior to make it really yours. There’s so much to love about a brand new home! No worries about an aging furnace or the source of a stain in the carpet. Yet, it can also … 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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5 Doable DIY Projects to Send Your Home Equity Soaring

A new front door has the highest ROI, not to mention the boost in curb appeal. You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that. But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of … Continue reading

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9 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Selling Your Home

By Julie Ryan Evans | When it comes time to sell your house, having a great listing agent is one of the keys to making it happen. And yet, the agent can’t do it all—your help is needed. Help your agent help you! Ideally, you will have … Continue reading

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Watch for These Open House Red Flags

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 12, 2017 How fast can you pick out signs of deferred maintenance in a listing? Realtor.com® recently spotlighted several red flags to watch for at an open house. Intense scents. The stronger the … Continue reading

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Are You a Cheap vs. Frugal Homeowner? How to Tell the Difference

Sometimes trying to save will actually cost you more. Here’s when that happens. You’ve got all the loyalty apps (free burrito after you buy 10!), you shopped around for the lowest rate on your mortgage, and you never go to … Continue reading

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