Entries from February 2014

Increase Livability In Your Home

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

If you google home remodeling, it’s easy to come across lists of which improvements give you the most bang for your buck and which improvements will be difficult to recoup in selling costs should you ever decide to move.  However, if you know you’re going to be in your home for the long haul, should […]

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Benefits of Different Mortgage Types

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

When you are buying a home, the industry standard is a 30-year mortgage.  However, if you can swing it there are definite advantages to a 15 year mortgage instead.  The biggest benefit of a fifteen-year mortgage is, of course, that you pay your home off in half the time and wind up saving a lot […]

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Rules For Flipping A House

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

The idea of flipping a home is less popular now than it was a decade ago, but it’s still out there.  If flipping a home is something you’ve ever thought of, here are three tips for you: 1.  Remember the 70% rule.  In order to profit from your purchase, take the price that the home will […]

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Suggestions For Staging

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

They key to successful staging is a clean & clutter free space that prospective buyers can imagine themselves living in.  If it is done well, nobody will be able to tell you’ve done anything at all! Bathroom:  Remove personal items such as toothbrushes, make-up, hair products, etc. from counter space.  Be sure the entire room […]

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Quick Kitchen Updates

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Freshen your kitchen with one of these relatively quick and easy updates: 1.  Open it up.  Add some open shelving, which can be as simple as removing the doors from a few cabinets and show off your colorful, collective, or otherwise interesting or beautiful dishes. 2.  Go glamorous.  Add a beautiful or interesting chandelier over […]

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Simple, Useful Storage Solutions

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Consider these professional storage tips to declutter your home: 1.  Sliding drawers.  Add shelves on rollers to any deep, difficult to access storage space, such as a linen closet. 2.  Divide and declutter.  Set up busy drawers like nightstand drawers and junk drawers with compartments to keep things organized. 3.  Mobile office.  To help tame clutter keep your […]

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Create A Grand Entrance

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Whether you believe it or not, the front door of your home is a powerful tool to help you sell.  Your front door provides the first impression for everyone who comes to your home and helps them form an opinion of your home before they ever even come inside.  To help give your home the […]

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Tools Every Homeowner Needs

February 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Whether you’re a die-hard do-it-yourselfer or you just tackle a project occasionally, here are five tools you definitely need in your arsenal: 1.  Multi-bit Screwdriver.  A screwdriver with interchangeable bits will tackle pretty much any job you will encounter and is a definite necessity in every homeowner’s tool kit. 2.  Cordless Drill.  Second only to the interchangeable screw […]

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Create More Interesting Walls

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the easiest ways to add interest to your décor is to utilize your walls.  Whether they are solid or windowed, white or colorful, painted or wallpapered, walls are basically the blank canvas of your home.  If you’re looking to update your home’s look, one thing you can consider is installing crown molding, or […]

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Sell Your Home Faster

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

If your home has been sitting on the market for longer than you’d like, or if you’d like to put your home on the market and have it sell quickly, consider that you might need to get creative!  One way to help your home sell quickly is to help it make an incredible first impression.  […]

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