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10 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Remodel, Seller, Uncategorized

By Holly Amaya | Apr 12, 2017 BanksPhotos/iStock; MentalArt/iStock; hikesterson/iStock poplasen/iStock; realtor.com There’s no denying that the kitchen has become the focal point of the modern home, the place where the outsize influence of the Food Network and HGTV converge. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves gathered there among friends, sipping wine and nibbling on […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter August 2017

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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Careful … Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Seller, Uncategorized

by The KCM Crew on April 11, 2017 There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” He warns […]

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Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Staging, Uncategorized

by Mikkie Mills Selling your home can be an exhausting, overwhelming process, and it is even more so when you have toddlers in the house. Ideally, your home will look as close to a model home as possible and will be in pristine condition when buyers tour the home. However, as a parent, you may understand […]

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7 Gadgets from ‘The Jetsons’ That Have Become a Reality

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By Krystal Rogers-Nelson Photo: tvtropes.org If you were around during either run of “The Jetsons”—first in 1962 and again in 1985—you may have watched the show and wondered if the technology the futuristic family used would ever become a reality. In fact, quite a few of the gadgets used on the show have become commonplace […]

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Protect Your Home from an Invisible—and Fatal—Danger: Radon

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Safety Issues, Seller, Uncategorized

Posted on Jun 1 2017 – by John Egan Roughly 57 lung cancer deaths per day are caused by a radioactive, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas lurking in millions of American homes. Fortunately, the presence of that gas can be detected and minimized. After cigarette smoking, the radioactive gas—called radon—is the second leading cause of […]

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Open House Red Flags: 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By Cathie Ericson | Apr 11, 2017 France68/iStock While most home buyers spend their time at an open house passively observing the layout of the rooms and the name brands on the kitchen appliances, smart buyers know the things that are really important to look for when buying a home. In competitive markets, you’ll often […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter July 2017

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Newsletter, Seller, Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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Yard Tips So You’ll Never Have to Water Again

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

If you hate watering (or yard work in general), try these drought-inspired ideas that’ll work in any climate. When you’re parched, you grab a glass of water. When your yard feels the same way, it’s not quite so self-sufficient. It needs your help. But you hate watering. Such a waste of time when you could […]

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7 Painting Hacks to Get the Look of a Pro – Without the Pro Price

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized

These DIY home painting tips will make your friends say, “You cheated!” Image: Inessa_N/Shutterstock A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue. Use these simple painting tips and tricks from the pros to make the process faster and less messy — and ensure […]

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