Category Archives: Home Owner Tips

How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home & Yard

A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s 7 ways to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

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July Fourth Hosting Tips

July Fourth Hosting Tips for New Homebuyers Who Now Have Space to Entertain By Ana DurraniJul 1, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic saw many homebuyers prioritizing square footage and outdoor space like never before. Some folks left the tight confines of the … Continue reading

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How to Stay Cool in the Tri-Cities Heat Wave

Right in the middle of a historic heat wave across the Pacific Northwest, many of us are scrambling to find creative ways to stay cool. We’ve gathered a few tips specific to Tri-Cities to help you stay cool, whether you … Continue reading

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Understand What Goes into House Prices in a Competitive Market

You may be selling a home in a competitive market — for example, with low inventory and high demand. And you may be thinking “Yay!” or at least “Whew.” You know you’re likely to have more interested buyers, better offers, … Continue reading

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8 Camera Tips to Capture a Room’s Size

Make sure every square foot counts when photographing interiors. Try these tips to expand the space. Buyers love spacious homes. They also love to look at online property photos. But it’s not always easy to squeeze square footage into a … Continue reading

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Mouth-Watering Outdoor Kitchens

(And Surprise! Their ROI Is Great) What they typically cost, and tips for getting the most return on your investment. Building an outdoor kitchen is more than an indulgence: These backyard beauties can improve your home’s value. Outdoor kitchens typically get a … Continue reading

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Replace or Reface?

Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets? Options and Costs Refacing kitchen cabinets might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic … Continue reading

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Guide to Paint Finishes

Choosing the wrong type of paint finish could mean a do-over that costs twice as much. There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher … Continue reading

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