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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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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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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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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or a house-hunter, it’s crucial you know what factors affect home values.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 28, 2017 in  Affordability  Sellers  Selling a Home
Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and buyers will ensure they get a good deal on their next home. So, how do you accurately calculate a home&r... read more
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