10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend

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10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend Want to transform the look and function of your home? It doesn’t need to cost a fortune or even require much time. There are hundreds of home improvements you can make to update your home over a weekend, from upgrading home security to giving your bathroom a much-needed makeover. Here Read More

Square Footage: It’s Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It

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One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, Read More

Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season

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As temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it’s time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. Spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine. While a seasonal overhaul can sound daunting, here are five simple steps to help make spring preparations Read More

5 Ways to Let Spring into Your Home

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No matter how mild or harsh your winter may have been, spring is a rite of passage that should be recognized throughout your home with elements of renewal. This will not only serve as a refresh for your living environment, but for your state of mind as well. Here are some simple yet highly effective Read More

Sales in the Snow: 5 Home Staging Tips for Wintertime

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While winter isn’t traditionally considered the best time to sell your home, there’s no reason you can’t get an offer during the colder months with the right staging. In fact, a study found that homes sold faster and for more money in the winter months, even in cold cities like Chicago. Here are five winter home staging tips that Read More

The 2017 Color of the Year Is Fresh…and Prehistoric

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Prepare to see a lot more green in 2017—and not the kind you get from a scratch-off. Pantone recently revealed next year’s Color of the Year, a “zesty” yellow-green named—what else?—Greenery. The hue, which immediately brings to mind The Land Before Time, will crop up in home decor and housewares, from accents and furniture to paint. Read More

How Paint Colors Impact Sale Price

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There are numerous factors that impact a buyer’s decision to make an offer on a home. One of those is color—a feature that may be positively or negatively received by buyers. A recent Zillow Digs® analysis found that listings with kitchens painted soft shades of yellow sold for $1,360 more than anticipated. Generally, listings with Read More

7 Easy Ways to Dress Up an Entryway

The entryway or foyer of your home conveys an important first impression to your guests. For homeowners bent on making it a great first impression, designers at ElleDecor.com suggest seven easy ways to make an entryway look larger, brighter, and more welcoming: Use the Power of Mirrors – A well-placed mirror can instantly open up a space Read More

A Luxury Laundry Room? It Can Be Done!

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“Luxury” and “laundry room” are two terms rarely found in the same sentence—until now. Laundry rooms are goin’ glam! Get in on the lackluster-to-luxe trend with these tips, fresh from the pros: Luxe laundry rooms take location into account, so take time to assess your existing space. Could laundry be completed more efficiently if the Read More

6 Essential Things to Look for in a New Home

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Investing in real estate is one of the most financially sound things you can do, but buying a new home might feel intimidating when it is your first time. It is understandable that you’d want to make the best decision possible. Here are six things to look for that can help with your decision. Efficient Read More