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Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2019

5 Very Important Checklist Items Before Selling Your Home
Written By: Craig Middleton

First Step: PaintFirst, make sure that the paint is up to date. You may need to skim coat your walls. Skim coat, also called mud, is a thin layer of seam compound that can be used to repair or smooth damaged walls. You may need a skim jacket if you want to repair cracks, fill in joints, or flatten the area with an existing flat surface. Use a sp...

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The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your House Organized All the Time
Written By: Vincent Stokes

Store Things Where You Use ThemIf you have to go get an item, use it, and then walk a long distance to put it back in its place, you are likely to just give up and lay it down after using it. Instead, create organizational spaces right by items you commonly use. A few things to consider are cups for pens by your desk, a tray to hold your remote ...

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A New HomeWithout Moving
Written By: Ellie Taylor

What if there was some way to get that lsquo;new homersquo; buzz without the hassle? Well, of course there is, and thatrsquo;s why people spend time and money updating their homes.Here are five ways to get yourself a new homehellip; without moving1. ExtendA lot of people move home because their current house is becoming a bit of a squeeze. Maybe...

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Six Creative Ways to Drum up Interest in Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Organize a block partyIf you live in a neighborhood where everyone knows each other, fantastic Get everyone together on the street and offer to serve drinks or dessert in your house so you can make sure everyone comes on in. If yoursquo;re not super friendly with them, a block party is a great way to get to know the neighbors yoursquo;ll soon be...

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10 Tips for Creating a Calmer, More Peaceful Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Add some greeneryStudies have shown that plants can make your home feel calmer and ease anxiety. Plants like jasmine and English ivy can improve sleep, lavender and rosemary can lower stress, and several other plants have been shown to improve air quality so you breathe easier.Hide the electronicsldquo;Nobody wants to stare at a tangle of cords,...

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How Airbnb Has Changed Things for Apartment Complexes in Recent Years
Written By: Eric D. Davis

Nowadays, Airbnb is a staple of avid travelers, nomads, foreign workers, and even locals. Itrsquo;s completely changed the face of the tourism, vacation rentals, hospitality industries, and as far as we can see, the popular brand will likely be around for many years to come.Not only has Airbnb drastically changed how people travel and book their...

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Three Needless Seller Worries
Written By: PJ Wade

As if there isnrsquo;t enough for sellers to worry about when they decide tonbsp;sell their home, some of them needlessly worry about things that theirnbsp;real estate professional is responsible for. After making the decision to sell and selecting a listing broker, thenbsp;associated worriesndash;which sellers face alonendash;are behind them. O...

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Skip the Pool and Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With a Beach-Style Pond
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

But have you ever thought about turning your backyard into a beach instead? You might now.There are a number of companies that will design and build backyard ponds for homeowners all over the country, but Zydeco Constructionrsquo;s ponds go a step beyond the norm. The company, based out of southeast Louisiana, approximates the look and feel of a...

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7 Packing Mistakes Youre Making
Written By: Julia Campbell

Here are ten moving mistakes you may be makingmdash;and how to avoid them.nbsp;1. You figure you can pack everything in a few daysBegin with a planmdash;and start packing weeks in advance, especially if you have a lot of stuff. But before you just start piling things into boxes, spend the time up front to make an inventory of everything that nee...

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VA Closing Costs: Seller Paid or Buyer Paid?
Written By: David Reed

Those who are eligible for a VA loan include not only veterans but also active duty personnel with at least 181 days of service, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve members as well as unremarried, surviving spouses of those who died while serving or as a result of a service->With VA loans, there is a form of mortgage insurance called the Fun...

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Can I Put Cameras in My Vacation Rental? Keeping Your Property Safe Without Violating Guest Privacy
Written By: John Banczak

There are plenty of ways vacation rental homeowners can leverage advances in security technology to both protect their property and the safety of their guests without infringing on their privacy. Understanding what monitoring devices are acceptable for vacation properties will help homeowners navigate the best devices for each particular propert...

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Top 5 Reasons to Use White Glove Moving Services
Written By: Samantha Brown

A team of white glove movers can make any >Top 5 Reasons to Use White Glove Moving Services1. Professional packing and unpacking.White glove movers will arrive at the indicated location with all the needed wrapping and packaging materials to properly pack your possessions the way they deserve. They will also take care of the unpacking and dispos...

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Time for an Open House: How to Stage Your Home for a Lucrative Sale
Written By: Mikkie Mills

Declutter NowPotential buyers dont want to walk into a tiny house. This scenario is an immediate turnoff. Make the home look like its double the size by removing clutter. Take out small appliances, stacked magazines and other items. Aside from a centerpiece, there should only be decorative items on a table or counter.Removing these items tells t...

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The Must-Have College Dorm Items You May Not Have Thought of and Cant Live Without
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Ultra-slim hangersDorm closets arenrsquo;t what wersquo;d call spacious, and yoursquo;ve got to do what you can to maximize the space. These skinny hangers take up less space than those chunky plastic guys, which means you can cram more clothes in there. The texture also keeps stuff from falling off so all those college t-shirts dont end up in a...

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Are Luxury Apartments Worth the Cost? An Honest Answer
Written By: Ben

You may have checked out luxury apartments too, out of curiosity. They look good and all, but the price is seriously high compared to a standard apartment. You probably ended up always choosing the average apartment, because it just sounds more reasonable to pay 1,500 a month instead of 3,500. And you do not have luxurious needs; you just want c...

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To Pool or Not To Pool
Written By: Seth Tilton, ERA Evergreen Real Estate

A pool can be an expensive, luxury item rather than a necessity. The cost of a pool, between the routine upkeep/maintenance, repair costs, and the direct effect it will have on your homersquo;s energy bills, are all reasons that deter buyers from exploring pool ownership, so donrsquo;t be surprised if you get some negative reactions.Safety risks...

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Where Are the Best Places to Own an Airbnb? It Depends on the Revenue, and the Rules
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Itrsquo;s not the first city to move to regulate short-term rentals, nor is it the most restrictive.If yoursquo;re looking to buy an investment property to turn into an Airbnbmdash;especially if itrsquo;s out of statemdash;yoursquo;ll want to pay attention not just to the potential revenue, but also the stringent laws that have been enacted in m...

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Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for Their First Home, and How to Avoid Them
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

When looking for your first home, itrsquo;s critical to keep the most important considerations in mind so you donrsquo;t find yourself going down a real estate rabbit hole. Remember these common buyer mistakes to keep you on track.Buyer mistake No. 1: Being seduced by the pretty stuffFresh paint, pretty throw pillows, nice bedding. Theyrsquo;re ...

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