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4 Outdoor Projects That Offer The Most Paybacks

Outdoor projects can help boost a home’s value by up to 10 percent, according to a new realtor.com® report. Outdoor showers, barbecue stations, entertainment pools, and firepits are the top projects that realtor.com® researchers found with the biggest potential increases … Continue reading

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5 Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

Image: It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of those people who spends every spare moment in their yard, sprucing it up. But, still, … Continue reading

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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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The “Bonus Room” Makes a Comeback

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 02, 2017 Home builders and designers say demand is increasing for more flexible living spaces, giving rise once again to “bonus” or “multipurpose” rooms, The Wall Street Journal reports. Such rooms offer extra … 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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What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Just how large a house really is may depend on whom you ask, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s because appraisers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, tax assessors, and architects all … 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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Which Is Cheaper: To Buy or Build New?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 09, 2017 On the surface, buying an existing home seems like the most affordable route to go. After all, the median cost of an existing single-family home is $223,000. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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