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Fall Decorating Tips You Can Pull Off in an Hour

Who has time for decorating when your weekends are packed with apple-picking and tailgating? You do. It’s time to put down your pumpkin-scented beverage of choice, and gather some actual pumpkins. That’s how easy it can be to find fall decorations that set a festive tone for the season. Focus on adding simple decor to three key areas to make apple pie days and chilly (or is it chili?) nights even cozier.…

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Tasks to Tackle This Fall

Cooler weather is coming — prep your home for its arrival while it’s still nice outside. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. Fall has arrived, and it’s time to think about getting your home and yard ready for the seasonal changes ahead. Take care of these tasks to get your home clean, warm and cozy for the cool days to come. Exterior prep 1. Fix cracks in concrete and asphalt…

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Will Cooling Temperatures Bring Cooling Home Prices and a Shifting Market?

From all indications of the 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook, home price growth  is slowing, and buyers are a bit less frantic than earlier in the year. That does not  mean however that the real estate market is cooling off. It may be an indicator of  some normalcy in the market, but it’s too early to know if that’s where the market  is headed, or if this is just a small market…

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Tips on How to Paint a Room

Because nothing brightens up a room like a fresh coat of paint. Painting is an affordable upgrade that doesn’t take a significant time investment and produces dramatic results. We’re confident that this weekend DIY will instantly make your space feel fresh, clean and reflective of your individual style. Supplies Drop cloths Spackling Putty knife Sandpaper Paint Paintbrush Paint roller (optional: roller extension) Roller sleeve (the length of the nap on the sleeve…

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Tips for Moving During COVID-19

Amid travel bans, widespread stay-at-home orders and social-distancing mandates, millions of Americans have adapted to the changes brought about by COVID-19. Countless events have been rescheduled or cancelled, but for a few people — including those who already made plans to move — staying put is simply not an option.  If you are about to move, you can still pull it off with a little extra planning and a few precautionary steps.…

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Ways to Make Your Home Office Work (Even if It’s Your Kitchen)

With social distancing mandates in effect across much of the country, many people working in industries deemed “non-essential” are doing their work from home. And while the constant stream of COVID-19 news, in addition to caretaking or homeschooling responsibilities, can make it hard to stay focused on work, modifying your space can help. An organized and visually appealing work area can help you feel more productive — and more relaxed. Here are five…

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Reasons to Sell Your House As-Is

If you are thinking about selling your home, you may only see headaches ahead. You may face a long list of improvements you’ll need to make before your house can even go on the market. Before you take out a home equity loan to give your home an overhaul or bring in the contractors, consider these reasons to sell your house as-is: Save a Considerable Amount of Money Making repairs to your…

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Buyers Aren’t Breaking the Bank to Afford Home Prices

Home prices have been posting double-digit annual increases. Bidding wars have quickly run up prices above list price. But for the most part, home buyers have not taken on more than they can afford. Americans devote about 21% of their household income toward their monthly mortgage payments, according to a recent report from realtor.com®. That is higher than the monthly average of 19.6% seen over the last decade. But it is below…

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3-Step Downsizing Plan

When it’s time to move to a smaller home, these tips will help you save the memories while minimizing clutter in your new place. Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder — a smaller place means you don’t have room for all of your current possessions. But downsizing is also…

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Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal documents, handling negotiations, and more, it’s an involved and highly detailed process that requires a lot of expertise to navigate effectively. That’s one of the reasons why the percentage of people selling their own house has declined from 19% to 8% (See…

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