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10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you're guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you're putting down your …

Home Improvement

Here's how much your home remodel will pay you back

As home prices and mortgage rates rise, more and more homeowners are choosing to stay put and remodel.<p>Yet, depending on the project, some of the …

Real Estate

Here's the Secret Weapon for Decluttering Your Space

Sometimes the biggest obstacle standing between you and a cleaner, clutter-free home is an unwillingness to just let go of unneeded stuff. When faced …

2017 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Look, kitchen trends are fun to follow, but you probably don't want your kitchen to be trendy. Outfits can change, even paint colors, but for the …

How To Build A Client-Centric Real Estate Brand

We feel fortunate to have seen a steady amount of growth over the past few years at my firm. Though we’ve grown, we still stick to a few core principles that have served us well along the way. These guiding values provide a framework with which to approach every interaction, and adopting them …

13 Essential Sales Tips For Real Estate Agents

Getting to the top of the real estate market is a goal of every real estate agent looking to make it big in the industry. Along the way, there are hurdles and challenges that need to be overcome, but most agents have a mentor in their agency who can guide them along the way. This is just one piece …

Rent No More! 10 U.S. Cities With Huge Increases in Homeownership

It's time to tune out the chatter, the doom, and certainly the gloom: The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Really.<p>But that doesn't …

Existing-Home Sales Grew 2% In October

<i>By Jill Mislinski</i><p>Tuesday's release of the October Existing-Home Sales increased from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 …

Real Estate

29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Because nobody needs to know how much you pay for toss pillows and wall art.<p>Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable …

12 Fresh Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Whether you live somewhere winter doesn’t visit, or somewhere the cold will start making an appearance toward the end of fall, this year has a lot of enjoy-the-outdoors potential left. One of the best places to enjoy is your own backyard. Maybe your space is sprawling, the yard behind your suburban …

14 amazing brick barbecue grill ideas

Outdoor dining with friends & family at once reminds us of the barbecue grill. Synonymous with sunny afternoons particularly in the summer, a …

10 Designer-Approved Ways to Decorate on a Budget

"Oh that? Yes, that's definitely a fine antique..."<p>Cutting corners when decorating on a budget can be a tricky affair. You don't want to accidentally skimp in the wrong places—better to spend a little more on a couch that won't fall apart in a year or two, and spring for a wool rug that doesn't …

Home Decorating

How to Arrange Furniture in an Open Space

Designer Tamara Eaton masterfully creates four different seating arrangements in a single sprawling room<p>In cramped Manhattan, wide-open spaces are cause for great excitement. (Head to Central Park on a summer Saturday if you need proof.) "Open floor plans are lovely, especially when confined to …

Interior Design

Fresh Ways to Play with Paint for Awe-Inspiring Accent Walls

I like to call unique, not-all-the-way-painted accent walls "partial paint jobs." Sure, you <i>can</i> paint one wall of a room entirely and be done. But you …

7 ways to make your window air conditioner work — and look — better

I have a love-hate relationship with my air conditioner; I hate living with it, and I can’t live without it. I, like many who dwell in old apartment buildings and houses, muddle through the summer heat and humidity with window units that not only obstruct views and restrict access to natural light …

How to remodel, without wrecking your finances

Improving your home shouldn't demolish your finances.<p>About half of homeowners are either starting or continuing a home remodeling project this …

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30 photos that show off the power of home staging

One technique that is often used, but rarely understood is home staging. Yes, we all know that there are many experts who specialize in this …

Home Decorating

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

Landscaping

Renovate with caution: These add-ons might not be worth the investment

Smart-home products and renovations tend to vary widely in terms of cost. A smart bulb can cost about $20, while more expensive renovations — namely …

Home Improvement

How to Choose a Reliable Moving Company

Finding a reputable moving company requires doing some research, but the payoff can be worthwhile.<p>That’s what Scheyda Mohammadian, a model and public …