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Organize Your Home In 30 Days in Less Than an Hour a Day

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

Just follow this list for an easy path to organized spaces. Image: GBR Jo and Om Yos/Shutterstock   Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch. But “get organized”? It’s a goal so broad that just trying to […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter October 2017

Posted on October 16, 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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You Could Be Wrecking Your Home – And Not Know It (Yet)

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

First-time homeowners often make these 9 common — and avoidable — mistakes. Don’t be one of them. Image: Johnér/Offset You haven’t felt like this since you were a teenager. You have a crush on your new house. (You’re officially a  home buyer  — wait — owner!) It’s soooooo great. You love its quirks. It’s your very […]

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5 Small-Home Upgrades You’ll Regret Even Thinking About

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Lighting, Seller, Uncategorized

These common improvements won’t help make your small rooms seem bigger. Just the opposite. Image: Idea store/Shutterstock The moment you walked into that adorable bungalow, you knew it was “The One.” It wrapped its cozy, snug-as-a-bug feeling around you and practically whispered, “Buy me.” So you did! Now you’re ready to make your dream-home  Pins  […]

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6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Seller, Uncategorized

Why now’s the perfect time to replace appliances. The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or overspending: #1 Buy Appliances Image: Pierre Desrosiers/Getty […]

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Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Uncategorized

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for […]

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5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Staging, Uncategorized

By Charles Muotoh If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top dollar. But did you know you should stage the exterior of […]

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Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s

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

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that  a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter  ($194,500 vs. $5,400).  The latest survey data, covering 2014-2016 will […]

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Make It Big in America With These 7 Emigrant Traits

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Uncategorized

By Brian Buffini America is the land of opportunity and has attracted people from all over the world for centuries. Chances are good your ancestors, or you yourself, endured hardship to call this place home. As for me, more than 30 years ago I moved to San Diego from Ireland with $96 in my pocket […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter September 2017

Posted on September 18, 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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