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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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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 Myriad of Home Trends to Gain Momentum in 2021

As homeowners continue to stay in, avoiding the latest spikes in coronavirus numbers, many seek new ways to improve their abode’s function, aesthetics, fun. December 4, 2020 by Barbara Ballinger When it comes to the home and design trends experts anticipate prevailing … Continue reading

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What Will Homes Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?

Home buyers’ needs are changing. Find out what features are at the top of their wish lists and how new housing developments are evolving. October 6, 2020 by Lee Nelson 3 Takeaways: Buyers are mainly interested in single-family homes with more square … Continue reading

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What’s Trending Next? A Dozen Home and Design Ideas for 2020

From building and decorating materials to room sizes, colors, and lighting, gift your clients with the knowledge gleaned from crystal ball gazers as we look ahead to 2020’s trends. December 20, 2019 by Barbara Ballinger Almost everyone enjoys making predictions for a … Continue reading

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Why Are Homeowners Removing the Fireplace?

Some homeowners are viewing the fireplace as more of a liability than an asset—and they’re opting to remove it. After all, there are an average of 22,300 fireplace, chimney, or chimney connector fires each year, according to the Consumer Product … Continue reading

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Community Bans Cars to Test Walkability

A 1,000-person rental development underway in Tempe, Ariz., will be a carfree zone. Tenants’ leases will not allow cars parked onsite or in the surrounding area. The development is testing the demand for walkable neighborhoods, which young adults claim they … Continue reading

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Stunning Ceilings: The Latest Eye Candy for the 5th Wall

Ceilings are too often the plain Jane element of a listing, but this element of your listing’s structure can assume a starring role and transform a space with minimal effort and expense. Learn about your clients’ options, from millwork to … Continue reading

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4 Renovation Myths Reality TV Shows Propagate

July 2, 2018 Home improvement reality television shows have long misguided consumers about the renovation process. You likely have some clients who are obsessed with channels such as HGTV, and they may have developed some common misunderstandings about the real … Continue reading

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