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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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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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7 Projects That Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy

But not all are equal when it comes to investing in your home. Mow the grass, weed the garden, seal the deck, rake debris. You may spend plenty of time in your backyard, but if it’s all boot camp and … 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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Tech Up Your Style

  By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The mega consumer electronic showcase, CES, lands in Las Vegas this week. It may not be the place you typically go to for décor trends, but technology is having an undeniable influence in … 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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