Monthly Archives: November 2014

WAYS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SPACE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN EARLY

Written by Jaymi Naciri Daylight savings time… that glorious day when early risers get an additional hour of sunlight as they greet the merry morning. That horrifying day when commuters find they are cloaked in darkness on their nightly drive … Continue reading

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24 THINGS YOU CAN DO IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE MORE SALEABLE

By: Jaymi Naciri When it’s time to sell, little things make a difference. Thankfully, little fixes take little time. If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, or if you’re already listed and are wondering why your house … Continue reading

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THE BIGGEST MISTAKE SELLERS MAKE

Written by Blanche Evans Home prices are starting to inch up again in most areas, which is encouraging sellers to believe that their homes will sell quickly and for more money. And that’s when they start making mistakes. Don’t be … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why November Might Be the Best Month to Sell

By Sandie Argulo Chen Some owners hesitate to market their homes between Halloween and New Year’s Day, believing the holiday season to be an off-peak time to sell. But the idea that houses don’t sell in November and December comes … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Save on Painting a Home

By Abby Hayes Repainting a room is a quick way to freshen up your home, but at $30 a gallon, premium paint is no picnic -– especially considering that a mid-sized bedroom could require two to three gallons. If you’re … Continue reading

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Go Ductless This Winter!

By: Sheri Koones One of the latest and most popular innovations in heating and cooling your home not only saves energy, but is compact, cheaper to install and can be set up without tearing down walls. Ductless heating and cooling … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of a Phased Home-Construction Project

By Eric Reinholdt Squaring a project’s goals and budget — often two very different things — is a common problem architects and homeowners confront in a project’s earliest planning stages. The two almost never align when we begin. Working to … Continue reading

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Ultimate Checklist When Shopping for a Home Loan

By Rebecca McClay Amid the euphoria of envisioning your new home comes the sobering reality of shopping for a mortgage. It’s time-consuming, it’s complex, and it’s a little daunting. But if you’re armed with the right questions and come to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

By: Paula Pant Wondering why your home is still sitting on the market after weeks-or even months-of showings? Can’t figure out why your open houses are well-populated but nothing ever comes of them? Or maybe no one is coming to … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac: Homeowner demand for home equity loans doubles – Refinance volume falls sharply

By: Brena Swanson Homeowners are taping into their home equity at double the pace due to continual home price increases, pulling more borrowers out from underwater, Freddie Mac’s third-quarter refinance report said. However, despite the surge in demand, the dollar … Continue reading

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