D L Real Estate Team Magazine

By Dennis L Hubbard | This is a collection of home related articles, pictures and information. Designed with my clients in mind, I hope all who stumble upon this digital magazine enjoy it!

6 DIY Tips for Renovating Your Bathroom on a Budget

The time has finally come: from the grime that’s built up on the tiles, to the mysterious spots in the mirror, and the slow fading of the paint on the walls, you know what you have to do. You have to renovate your bathroom. You’re a DIY kind of guy (or girl) and you’ve always had a knack for fixing …

Bathrooms

Dishwasher smelling ripe? Here’s how to to get it clean and fresh again

You’re probably reading the headline of this article thinking, “don’t dishwashers clean themselves when they clean the dishes?” Sadly, much like how …

Lemon Juice

U.S. existing home sales increase more than expected in October

U.S. home sales increased more than expected in October as hurricane-related disruptions eased, but a chronic shortage of houses which is pushing …

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making When Renovating Your Home, According to the Property Brothers

While the Property Brothers have done over 280 renovations, their most recent project, Drew and his fiancée Linda’s 1920s-era historic home, was no …

Real Estate

5 Smells That Sell Houses

What’s that smell? The sense of smell is the strongest of all the senses to connect buyers to a home. While a bad smell can really deter buyers, a …

Before & After: A 40-Year-Old Kitchen Gets a Dramatic Update

Finding the perfect apartment in New York, for a reasonable price, is no easy task. When soon-to-be parents Fabio and Melina decided to upgrade from …

Here Are *All* the Secrets to Decluttering Your Home Like a Pro

Thanks to Marie Kondo and the whole decluttering movement, everyone is obsessed AF with finding minimalist bliss and getting rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” But what if you don’t want to throw away things you actually like? Enter Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick, the team behind design …

Minimalism

U.S. Home Prices Rose 6.9%, Back to 2006 Peak Level

U.S. national home prices increased, on average, 6.9% year-over-year in August to a peak level last seen in April 2006, led by a double-digit gain in …

35 Best Kitchen Design Ideas

Decoration in a kitchen though ignored many a time, but it is one such place which has to be decorated with much of love and concentration because it …

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

<i>Freddie Mac</i>, <i>Fannie Mae, and</i> <i>The Mortgage Bankers Association</i> are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what …

10 Home Upgrades That Boost Resale Value -- and How to Pay for Them

The housing market is still recovering, but these updates are full of earning potential.<p>Like most HGTV addicts, I caught the home renovation bug …

Home Improvement

10 No-gos: Decorating errors that should be avoided (but we all make!)

It's never easy to find out that you've been doing things all wrong, but if it can save you some heartache in the future then it's worth it, don't …

Grand Central Station

A "Genius" Rental Kitchen Solution That's Incredibly Simple

For most renters, all decorating efforts come to a screeching halt in the kitchen. Whether it's dated countertops, offensive wood finishes, or …

Renovations

A First Time Home Buyer's Guide to Mortgages

If you're considering a home purchase in the near future - or within a few years - you should brush up on your mortgage knowledge. Learn what to do …

This is the site you need to look at before you start your next home improvement project

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Houzz Facebook</i><p>My mom went through a few big home remodeling phases over 10 years ago, and while our house looks great now, I remember …

The 3 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Used Shiplap in My Home

The nitty-gritty on Joanna Gaines’ go-to accent.<p>The nitty-gritty on Joanna Gaines’ go-to accent.<p>Shiplap is having a moment. It’s a go-to accent …

Renovations

How to Protect Your House When You’re on Vacation

We’ve all had that sinking feeling. Did you leave the coffee maker on? Or a door unlocked? Full-blown panic usually sets in about half an hour after you’ve headed out of town.<p>With the arrival of peak vacation season comes the separation anxiety associated with leaving your most valuable asset — …

Home Automation

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you're over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a …

Hacking

100 Beautiful Kitchens To Inspire Your Kitchen Makeover

Kitchens are such versatile rooms. We use them to cook meals for ourselves and our families daily. They hold homework on the island or table. They …

The best smart locks to secure your home

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>While no one's …

Home Automation

10 hot interior design trends for 2017!

2017 might have officially already begun, but you can never be too late when it comes to finding out about all the interior design trends that are …

Interior Design

A Study Found Homes Painted These Colors Sell For More Money

What color to paint the different rooms in a home is always a hotly debated topic. Interior designers have their standbys, trends point towards another set of colors, and mood boosting or calming hues dictate their own palette. But Zillow found that homebuyers place a premium on certain colors — …

Houses

7 Unexpected Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms

We get it. Your bedroom is tiny, and you've probably already thought of storing things in boxes under the bed. So what if you <i>still</i> don't have enough …

Home Decorating

9 Things the Most Relaxing Bedrooms Always Have

Having a quiet, soothing bedroom entirely devoted to relaxing has helped me manage stress in ways a gym membership, occasional spa splurge, or that generous pour of after-work wine haven't. Don't get me wrong – I still re-visit all of those vices, but feeling excited to spend waking hours in a room …

Bedrooms

5 ways to do farmhouse style in the 21st century

<b>By Jura Koncius,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i> Designer Amy Zantzinger styled her family’s waterside retreat to be an elegant yet casual farmhouse. No country …

Houses

Southfield, Farmington Hills, seven other cities among national list of best places to start a business

Nine cities in Oakland County have been ranked as best small cities to start a business in by consumer credit research website WalletHub, including …

Why the best real estate agents are the ones no one hears about

Are real estate agents selling or counseling? Are they expected to be cheerleaders or shepherds; to paint the “happily ever after” or “be careful” …

Real Estate

Before & After: A Musty, Dated Bathroom Turns Around

If you're one of those people who hates words like 'moist', Joel's description of his former bathroom is going to make you shudder. Besides the dark, …

25 Ways To Transform Your Home For $50 Or Less

Get your dream home at prices that are like a dream.

Home Decorating