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7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know

Some Halloween tricks can really cost you. Plenty of people love a good Halloween scare — as long no one gets hurt. And that includes your house. Hot lights and large crowds present some real risks to homeowners. Follow these seven tips … 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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16 Useful Rules Every Organized House Follows

Homes don’t clean themselves. But these rules (wake and make!) will make you feel like they do.   Here’s the thing you may have noticed about houses: They don’t clean themselves.  Which is unfortunate, because if houses cleaned themselves you could … Continue reading

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7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

By Wendy Helfenbaum | Sep 21, 2017 Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you’ll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn’t worth your time. Still, there’s a … Continue reading

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Are Open Floor Plans Losing Appeal?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Open floor plans, which typically combine the kitchen, living room, and dining room in one large, open area, have dominated home design trends in recent years. But now, buyers may be … Continue reading

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What Do Real Estate Pros Look for When It’s Their Turn to Buy?

What you really need to know about buying — from the people who house hunt for a living. Take the long view when you’re buying, says Chicago agent Pekarsky. He plans to start a family in a few years, so … Continue reading

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5 Staging Props You Need to Stop Using … Now!

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency There is good staging. There is bad staging. I mean, like really bad staging. In an industry with no regulations, no standardized accreditation system, and tons of “hobbyist professionals”, one gets … Continue reading

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5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The number of home buyers ages 55 and older is expected to grow over the next decade, and builders across the country are ramping up to serve them. At the International Builders’ … Continue reading

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7 Tips for a Perfect Holiday Home for Not-So-Perfect People

Here’s how to cope with your never-ending to-do list. Whoa, December. You have 27 holiday parties to attend, a nine-hour baking marathon, and oh yeah, the kids are out of school and underfoot. Spending time on your house is just … Continue reading

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