Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Multiple seating areasAn area for dining, another for lounging, maybe some seating around the fireplace or fire pitmdash;now you have an outdoor space thatrsquo;s perfect for entertaining, but also useful for every day. Creating a layered backyard will make it more useful, but will also make it feel more luxurious.Cover it upYou can spend severa...

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Five Opportunities to Supercharge Sales Communication
Written By: PJ Wade

What could supercharge your sales communication without requiring you to spend big or make big changes?Do you spend time and money searching for the ldquo;hot new tech or social mediardquo; instead of continually perfecting what you have already invested in?Overlooked or underestimated room for improving communication effectiveness surrounds rea...

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The Refi Boom Goes Bombastic
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;Mortgage applications surged an impressive 26.8 WoWmdash;the largest jump since Jan 2015mdash;led by a massive spike in refis as mortgage rates tumbled alongside the Treasury market. 30-year rates ldquo;dropped back below 4.00mdash;the lowest since Jan 2018,rdquo; said Zerohedge.So whatrsquo;s all the hubbub about? There are a few other ke...

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Advise and Consent: Business Advisors in the Real Estate Industry
Written By: Lewis Fein

Which is to say the real estate industry is in the midst of ldquo;tech-tonicrdquo; change: a shift above ground as great as any movement below; as serious, economically, as the costliest collision of tectonic plates, because the quake that will strikemdash;the Big Onemdash;will be more fiscally disruptive than physically destructive.Its epicente...

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How Essential Oils Can Help You Sell Your Home
Written By: Vincent Stokes

You want to make sure that your home is clean and that you have not just put out a deodorizing smell. If you put out a bunch of scented candles or plug-ins, a potential buyer might think you are masking a smell or they might not like the scent at all. In some cases, the smell may be so overpowering it distracts the people from being able to make...

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4 Steps for Finding the Perfect Home
Written By: Carol Evenson

Moving is one of the most stressful things that you will need to do. It puts pressure on you, your spouse, and your children as you all try to find something that fits with each personrsquo;s expectations. You also have to consider the location of the new home, the size of the home, the size of the outdoor area, and the quality of the neighborho...

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Top Tips for Repatriation
Written By: Sabrina Bucknole

Whether you were hoping to stay or glad to leave, itrsquo;s important to try and make repatriation to your point of origin as painless as it can be. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider before you go, from bureaucracy and paperwork to dealing with goodbyes.Plan your timelineYoursquo;ve already done at least one international >Be ...

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Summer Dcor Trends: What to Look for When Decking out Your Deck or Patio
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

This year, itrsquo;s all about color, texture, and a little something different. Here are the six looks we canrsquo;t live without for summer.1. A fancy seating areaWe love the intricacy of the pattern on this rattan set second chair not shown, and it was surprisingly comfortable. Beware red wine drinkers and those with kids: Those white pads ma...

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Kitchen Remodel Design Team
Written By: Scott Merriman

Before putting money down for a deposit on your new kitchen remodel, you need to look at several factors including the years of experience, previous customer reviews, availability, option for cabinets, flooring, and other components, and the cost.1. How Many Years of Experience Does Your Kitchen Contractor Have?It doesnt matter if youre doing a ...

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What Happens When Your Sales Contract and Appraisal Dont Agree
Written By: David Reed

An external influence might be someone forced to >Most often the appraisal reflects the sales price. When an appraisal is ordered, the appraiser receives a copy of the sales contract showing the amount the buyers and sellers agree to. Before the appraiser steps one foot outside there is some initial research completed. The appraiser looks at rec...

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Save or Splurge? Where You Can Scrimp and Where You Should Put Your Sheckells When It Comes to Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

FurnitureThis is a mixed bag. You can get away with an inexpensive coffee table, and you may be able to score a killer deal on a dining table that looks far more expensive than it is. But when it comes to upholstery, proceed with cautionmdash;especially with large pieces. Cheap textiles can pill, rip, wear out easily, and stain permanently. Plus...

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Is It a Good Time for You to Remodel? It May Depend on Where You Live
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Increased prices on many items, ldquo;from tile to counter tops, laminates to lighting,rdquo; said CNBC, are painful, thanks to the trade war with China. ldquo;Nearly three out of four remodelers this year reported higher prices for customers due to higher costs for labor, according to a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders,...

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Getting a Condo Just Got Easier
May 2, 2019

Getting a Condo Just Got Easier
by Kevin Graham

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REALTORS Know What Dads Want In A House
Written By: Jeffrey M. Fagan

In my experience, when couples look at a house, dads head straight to the backyard, particularly if there is any kind of water or a pool. Men also focus on the potential of the garage, which comes in at a close second.Itrsquo;s not at all uncommon for garages to be carefully evaluated for their ability to store a specific length of boat, jet ski...

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What to Do with a Flooded Basement
Written By: Ben Bortner

After the power has been turned off you should try to identify and stop the source of the water.Common Causes of Basement Floodsbull; Broken Sump Pump: A sump pump removes water from your basement and pumps it away from your home. These are installed in situations when the water table is above the foundation of the home. If this pump fails durin...

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Buying a For Sale By Owner Home
Written By: Will Friedner

Nowadays, everyone is trying to save money and sell their house on their own. You can save money buying a for sale by owner home. You can also get yourself into a lot of trouble if you are not sure what to look for.PricingThe first thing to check into if you are buying a for sale by owner home is the price. Many people will price their house bas...

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Preparing your Home for Pets
Written By: Carol Evenson

House trainingPossibly the single most important element in protecting your house is investing in training your pet well. It can be a serious time commitment, but it is essential to keeping a happy balance in your house. If you donrsquo;t have the time to train your pet, it is likely worth investing in hiring a professional. Housetrain your pets...

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How to Make Time for Remodeling
Written By: James

1. Cut the Shopping TimeFor those of you who like to have a week of dinners planned out ahead of time, you know how much time grocery shopping for those items takes. You walk into the store with a list of groceries and you wander around the store from one aisle to the next picking up things here and there. It can take an hour or two just finding...

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