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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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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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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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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the … 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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You Could Be Wrecking Your Home & Not Know It

First-time homeowners often make these 9 common — and avoidable — mistakes. Don’t be one of them. You haven’t felt like this since you were a teenager. You have a crush on your new house. (You’re officially a home buyer … Continue reading

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4 Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value

The yard of your dreams just might be more achievable than you thought. You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is … Continue reading

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