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3 Reasons To Sell Your House During the Holidays

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By Patty McNease, Director of Marketing for Homes.com Before the internet, buying a home involved long hours of flipping through MLS books and driving prospects around neighborhoods; something many agents just didn’t have time to do during the busy holiday season. Now that buyers are able to search, filter, and scan through potential listings without […]

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‘Yikes!’ 7 Filthy Spots Everyone Sees But You

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Seller, Uncategorized

Are you blind to the grime in your home? By – Stacey Freed Image: @theladykitty Admit it: It’s easy to get a little “Judge Judy” inside someone else’s home. We notice gunk on the floor, cobwebs in the corners, and dust on the overhead fan. But guess what? Unless you’re Adrian Monk, you’ve probably got […]

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Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By – Suzanne De Vita Timing is everything, even in real estate. Homebuyers in the nation’s densest metro areas could save thousands by purchasing a home in the off-season, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. Sale prices fall an average of approximately 3 percent, or by $8,300 on a median-priced home, September through November, […]

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Here’s a Great Way to Clean a Smelly Disposal

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Seller, Uncategorized

Forget lemons and costly cleaners. Super cheap salt works the best. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic   By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon We’ve tried everything to make our kitchen garbage disposal clean and sweet-smelling, but the best of the best is … salt. Yep, salt. Here’s how it works: Fit a stopper into the sink, and […]

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5 Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do in November

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Reduce Energy, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

It’s the spring cleaning of fall, so to speak. Image: Simone Golob/Offset With guest season (also known as THE HOLIDAYS) coming at you fast and furious, you want to be sure your home is cozy, but with that fresh-as-spring feel — as opposed to that musty-damp-winter feel. Here’s how to make that happen (along with a few […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter November 2017

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, 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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7 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks to Cross Off Your List This November

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Seller, Staging, Uncategorized

By Holly Amaya | Nov 1, 2017 If you’re anything like us, you’re getting ready to hunker down for the impending holiday rush as November arrives and fall begins its inevitable acceleration toward winter. But before you throw the turkey in the deep fryer and binge on a Lifetime holiday movie marathon (you know who you are!), take a few minutes […]

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The Genius Way to Clean Fast for Last-Minute Guests

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

It’s all about priorities. Oh, and hiding messes. That, too. By – Lisa Kaplan Gordon What in the world made you invite your new workmates over for a little “whine” time tonight? You never dreamed they’d actually say yes, but they did. Gah! While your place isn’t a total mess, it’s not exactly guest-ready. You’ll have […]

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7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Image: Nigel Riches/Offset Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that […]

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The Bargain Hunter’s Guide to Buying a Home: 7 Ways to Get the Best Deal

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By Cathie Ericson SchulteProductions/iStock; RichLegg/iStock; realtor.com Attention, coupon-clipping queens and Craigslist kings! If you’re an avowed bargain shopper who believes only chumps pay full price, the thought of purchasing a home at (or sometimes even above!) asking price can be painful. You’re used to shopping around and weighing all your options before taking the plunge—shouldn’t that […]

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