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Make Buying a Home Smooth Sailing

In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience. The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure ...

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Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged. Even if you haven’t heard of staging ...

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Does the Property Meet the “Lifestyle Test”

Lifestyle is a very important criterion when shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding area are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced. So when considering a new home, think about the lifestyle to which the property is going to lend itself. ...

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Is a Low Offer a Good Idea?

You’ve spent a couple of weekends viewing homes. You’ve found a few that you like, but none were quite “it”. Then, finally, you visit a property that seems perfect for you. It has most of the features you’re looking for in a new home. You quickly fall in love with ...

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Your Really, Really Great List

When buyers shop for a new home, they typically start by viewing properties that meet a specific criteria… four bedrooms, a finished basement, a quiet street, etc. But often there is something special about a home that catches a buyer’s eye that can very well tip the scales toward your home. Think ...

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Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you’ll find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”. Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s Raggedy Ann doll ...

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Healthy Lighting For Your Home

Recently, researchers have discovered that lighting in the home has a much greater impact on health and well-being than originally thought. Better lighting can boost your energy, help you sleep better, and even enhance healing. So it pays to make sure the lighting in your home is healthy. Start by enhancing sources ...

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Prepare For Window Shoppers

Retailers know that if they dress up their window displays and other outside features to make them look as attractive and enticing as possible, they bring in more shoppers. Of course, having more shoppers means more potential sales. The same holds true when selling your home. The more appealing your property looks ...

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How To Be A Smart Home Viewer

Viewing new homes on the market can be a very exciting and a fast-paced experience – especially if you’re also selling your current property. You see a home you like, you fall in love with some of its key features and, before you know it, you’re making an offer. But, ...

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Surviving A Home Renovation

You’ve picked a great contractor or decorator. The crew is coming in on Monday to do the work. You can hardly wait to see the renovated kitchen, new hardwood floors, or freshly painted living room. But there’s one thing that can put a damper on all your enthusiasm. The work itself. Dust. ...

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