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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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11 Easy-Up, Easy-Down Décor Hacks for Stress-Free Holidays

Give or take a Scrooge or two, everybody loves the holidays: Decorating the tree, hanging lights, hanging holly … all those things! But you know what nobody loves? Taking all those things down. Because, wow, what an unorganized mess. Before you go all … Continue reading

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5 Horrors at Home Showings

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, October 31, 2017 From the artwork to the odor, your listing may be inadvertently giving buyers the creeps. Realtor.com® recently interviewed real estate professionals about the items that have scared off their buyers the … Continue reading

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Study: Your Listing’s Words Carry Weight

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, October 18, 2017 A new study finds that properties that contain certain words in their listing comments tend to sell for higher prices. CoreLogic researchers analyzed more than 1 million single-family transactions that closed … Continue reading

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3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 28, 2017 “Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You’ll Regret Painting Your Brick House

The best paint for brick? No paint at all (in most cases). Here’s why. Brick, brick, brick. All the homes in your neighborhood are brick. You’re itching to paint over that red-orange-brown color palette so your home’s personality can shine … Continue reading

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4 Genius Yard Upgrades Even a Klutz Can Crush

No DIY skills necessary for these outdoor projects. Did we mention they’re really, really easy? You don’t need to be the host of an extreme home makeover show to build an amazing backyard. In fact, the transformative projects below are … 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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Must vs. Lust: What Do You Really Need in Your New Home?

The super-simple (and fun) way to separate needs from nice-to-haves. This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor blogger, who writes “Vintage Revivals” and believes “your house should look like you and no one else.” When … Continue reading

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