Home Improvement

Oct. 26, 2019

Staging a Home for Sale: The Bathroom

 

Like your home’s heating and the weather, we only think twice about a bathroom when something’s off. When you’re getting ready to stage your home for sale, the bathroom is a room that surprisingly gets overlooked. Make sure your bathroom is set to shine with these staging tips!

Bathrooms ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

 

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.

Here’s what some of the experts have to say:

Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

 

Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up.

The number of new housing permits issued prior to the great recession increased for 15 years ...

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Aug. 23, 2019

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next Five Years

 

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers.

Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey:

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.1 ...
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May 31, 2019

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.
  • 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.
  • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value ...
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May 22, 2019

Look on the Bright Side: 6 Ways to View Your House's Flaws in a Positive Light

 

So you’re getting ready to list your house for sale, but its flaws keep staring you straight in the face. Your bedrooms are small. The kitchen needs new paint. The place desperately needs a new roof.

As hard as it may be, don't beat yourself up over the ...

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May 10, 2019

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

May 8, 2019

Trapped in a Home Decor Rut? Try These 6 Tricks to Shake Things Up

That's no way to live! You can dig yourself out of a design rut with a few tricks from the pros.

1. Make changing your decor an urgent priority

Photo by Chris Snook 
How long have you been staring at your problem room, waiting for a solution to ...

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May 6, 2019

6 Ways Your Bathroom Is Secretly Stressing You Out

In the best-case scenario, your bathroom is your own blissful retreat—a little slice of spa heaven where you can unwind without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

In reality, your bathroom is probably not so idyllic. In fact, a grim water closet could actually be adding ...

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April 29, 2019

Our Basement Flooded 4 Times! Why It Could Happen to You, Too

When we bought a house in 2012, we were excited to give our children the playroom of their dreams in the basement. Since we'd never owned a house with a basement before, we had one question for the sellers: Had it ever flooded?

Prior to making ...

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