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The Lazy Guide to Spring Cleaning at Home

No one likes spring cleaning (except maybe Danny Tanner) but here are some easy ways to get the job done quickly
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  Home Ownership
Guest post by Andrea Davis After a long winter, nothing feels better than having a clean and sparkling home. But, actually jumping into a deep clean is another story. Here are some simple tips to whip your home into shape without breaking a sweat: #1 Wall Cleaning A Magic Eraser is your best bet for tackling walls — it can spot clean anything from splatters to crayon marks. It’s tough enough to reach the cobwebs that collect in the corners of your walls and ceiling.... read more
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Selling? Low-Cost Home Improvement Fixes that Make Your Home Shine

When selling a home, even tiny fixes can have a big impact. Fortunately many fixes can be done quickly and with a small budget.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  home enhancement  Home Ownership  seller  tips
When selling a home, even tiny fixes can have a big impact. Here are 10 of the best low- (or no-) cost home improvement fixes to make your house stand above the competition: 1. Address the Heart of the Home In real estate, the kitchen is a main selling feature and can be a make or break deal for potential home buyers. If a new kitchen just isn’t in the cards, consider replacing smaller ticket items and de-cluttering. Low- and no-cost fixes for the kitchen include: New cabinet hardware... read more
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Ambient Lighting Tricks to Warm Up the Whole House

They say setting the mood is like flipping a switch and we couldn’t agree more. Lighting can make a house feel like home.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  decor  design  home enhancement  Home Ownership  tips
Guest post by Kelsey Roadruck, Houzz They say setting the mood is like flipping a switch and we couldn’t agree more. Lighting plays a lead role in making your house feel like home. Here are 10 lighting tricks to enhance your home’s aura. Photo by Geoff Chick & Associates – More sunroom photos 1. Control natural lighting. If you thought only stormy weather could make a breezy beach house look dark and moody, take a second look at the photo above. The lucky homeowner can dr... read more
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What Is Equity and Why Is It Important?

Have you heard that owning a home helps ‘build equity’ but still not sure what that means?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on June 26, 2017 in  buyer  buyers resource  financial investment  Home Ownership  seller  sellers resource
You’ve probably heard people throw around the word “equity” when they’re talking about homeownership. You might have heard someone say that owning a home helps you “build equity” or perhaps you heard someone talk about “borrowing against equity.” But what exactly is equity? And why does it matter? What Is Equity?Equity is what you own, minus what you owe. It’s the percentage of your home value that belongs to you free and clear. If your home is wort... read more
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Hottest Trends in 2015

What are the hottest trends this year in Real Estate?
Posted by Matthew Young on November 18, 2015 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Apex  Home Buying  home enhancement  Home Ownership  real estate
What’s hot in 2015?  According to Realtor Mag there is not just 1 hot trend for real estate this year, there are 21.  In December of 2015 Barbara Ballinger predicted her top 21 hot trends for the upcoming year.  (Click here to view article) These trends include colors, floor plans, finishout materials, and bringing technology into the home.  Now short of checking with all current homeowners to see what categories their home improvements fall under, it will be difficult to see what the hott... read more
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