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6 New Countertop Ideas That Aren’t Granite

Not a fan of granite countertops? Here are 6 beautiful alternatives.
Posted by Josh Arnold on October 18, 2017 in No Category
Guest Post By Andrea Davis Granite’s durability and looks make it a popular investment for many homeowners. But there are other options aside from granite. Keep reading to learn more about six alternatives to granite countertops. Butcher Block Butcher block countertops provide visual warmth to modern spaces, particularly those with white cabinetry. These countertops are also very cost-effective, especially compared to natural stone. You’ll need to make oiling a regular part of your maintenanc... read more
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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on October 10, 2017 in  Affordability  buying a home  Financing  Home Ownership  Investors  Mortgage Loans  Real Estate Investing
Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-tru... read more
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The Best and Worst Flooring Materials for Family & Pets

Is it possible to have children, pets, and beautiful flooring? The answer is yes.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on October 03, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  New Construction
Guest by By Katy Caballeros Is it possible to have children, pets, and beautiful flooring? Yes—but you’ve got spills, muddy feet and the occasional pet “accident” working against you. You just want to find flooring material that meets your needs, like: Durability – The floors should be able to withstand untrimmed dog nails, kneading cats, and sippy cup spills. Easy to clean – In a house full of kids and pets, messes are going to happen. What’s important is th... read more
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Staging Your Home for a Successful Sale This Fall

Consider these key points when you are staging and marketing your home for success this fall!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on September 21, 2017 in  Decorating your home  Sellers  Selling a Home  Staging
The following is guest post from Patti Stern of PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating. The photos are examples of design and staging work by PJ & Company Staging.  With a competitive fall real estate market ahead, it may be challenging to get your property noticed and on the top of buyers’ lists. The best advice we give our clients is to step back and look at your property from the perspective of today’s sophisticated buyers and then present it as a product that will help them ... read more
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5 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal for the Fall Selling Season

Here are five simple ways to make the most of what fall has to offer and boost your curb appeal!
Posted by Josh Arnold on September 11, 2017 in No Category
Sellers looking to get the best price know that curb appeal plays a huge role in getting buyers through the door. Once the flowers fade and the temperature drops, however, it can be easy to overlook your outdoor space altogether. Here are five simple ways to make the most of what fall has to offer and give your home the edge it needs for a quick sale. 1. Improve Your Entry With every potential buyer passing through your front door, your entryway is critical to a good first impression. Cleaning the door, sweeping ... read more
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