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The History of the NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges’ objective was … Continue reading

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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 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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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … 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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Your Credit Before Buying a Home

What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking … Continue reading

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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out. The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels. There’s the excitement — the inspection … Continue reading

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8 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know

Some Halloween tricks can really cost you. Plenty of people love a good Halloween scare — as long no one gets hurt. And that includes your house. Hot lights and kids on foot present some real risks to homeowners. Follow these eight tips … Continue reading

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