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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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When Is The Right Time To Sell?

Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage agent Jessica Riffle Edwards sheds some light on the age old question of when is the right ti
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on August 31, 2017 in  Housing Trends  Rowlett Texas  Sachse Texas  Sellers  Selling a Home  Waterview in Rowlett

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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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Transform Your Front Porch

Simple ideas to take your front porch from fine to fabulous.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 31, 2017 in  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  Sellers  Selling a Home  Staging
The lazy days of summer are peak season for front-porch sitting. But if your porch doesn’t quite match the iconic image of lazily rocking with a tall glass of lemonade, it may be time for a little design refresh. Start at the beginning—your front door. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, cheery color will act as a focal point and breathe new life into your entire porch. Or, if you’re going for a natural effect, strip wooden doors and restain them in a light neutral or rich, darker shade. The i... read more
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