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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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4 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a Good-Night's-Sleep Enabler

Here are four tried and true ways to achieve bedroom nirvana.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on August 03, 2017 in  Decorating your home  Home Design
Just because bedrooms are not usually the first thing people see when walking into a home, it doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of some love. There is no better investment than one which gives you peace of mind, and a well-equipped bedroom can give you even more than that. A good night’s sleep can take away your headaches, lower your stress levels, alleviate your muscle cramps, and put you in a good mood. Here are four tried and true ways to achieve bedroom nirvana: Sleep on a cloud: It doe... read more
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10 Tips for Living Large while Going Small

People may want to pay for smaller, but they still want to live as large as possible.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on August 01, 2017 in  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  Sellers  Selling a Home  Staging
With rent rising and family sizes decreasing, millennials have started to opt for smaller alternatives when it comes to real estate. Maybe the trend came from IKEA showrooms, the micro-housing wave, or simply from growing accustomed to sharing apartments with one too many people. The fact remains: people may want to pay for smaller, but they still want to live as large as possible. The goal is to avoid creating a highly congested space. Thankfully, experts like author and real estate professional Matt Parker have ... read more
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How to Choose the Most Important Features in a Home

Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 31, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  New Construction
Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search. Learn how to focus on the most important features and ignore the rest.Buying a home can be a long process. Approaching it correctly from the beginning can save a great deal of time and effort later and help improve your chances of finding the right home for you. Make a List of the Most Important Aspects You Want in a Home Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search. Homes come in ... read more
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