TREEHOUSE KIDS WILL LOVE SPRING DIY PROJECT

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A treehouse is a childhood delight not to be missed.  Besides the fact that treehouses provide kids with hours of entertainment, they can also confer other benefits that are hard to quantify. Some advantages of owning a treehouse are: It can improve property values by boosting curb appeal. There is a handy alternative to the proverbial “doghouse”, when needed. It provides … Read More

A PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION IS A GOOD IDEA

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A pre-sale home inspection is a good idea, when selling your home. Imagine this scenario: You find the perfect buyer for your home. The offer is clean. The buyer is making few demands, and the transaction begins humming along. Then, the home inspection results come in.  Negotiations start over,  and that formerly speedy progress toward closing comes to a screeching … Read More

FOUR TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE HOME OFFICE

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For an increasing number of Americans, a 9-to-5 doesn’t involve any commute to work. Video conferencing, online collaborative software, and increasingly reliable messaging systems have made it easier for workplaces to function even without face-to-face interaction. In fact, nearly 50% of American workers have a job that involves some amount of work from home, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Although … Read More

THREE SUBTLE PAINTING TRICKS FOR SPRING

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Three subtle painting tricks that will make your home look amazing this Spring are: Tissue Paper Texture Sponge Color on Color Taped Stripes When it comes to painting the walls of a house, sometimes subtle is best. You want to add design, color, and texture to the walls, but you don’t want it jarring to the eyes. Here are three … Read More

4 GREAT REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

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Here are 4 great reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. The bottom in home … Read More

5 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME NOW

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As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list your home now. 1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically … Read More