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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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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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Study: Your Listing’s Words Carry Weight

Daily Real Estate News | 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 in the first half … 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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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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5 Ways to Make Listing Photos Pop

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 14, 2017 Photos of your listing are crucial when selling a home and presenting it online to potential suitors. The New York Times recently featured several suggestions from professional stagers and interior photographers … 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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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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