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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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Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

Get Inspired To Do A Home Makeover
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on June 15, 2017 in  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  New Construction  Sellers  Staging
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Increase Your Home's Value Up to 28 percent with these 5 Tips

Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 25, 2017 in  Sellers
Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.   1. Make your home’s exterior look like new. For many potential buyers, the condition of the exterior of a home can offer clues to thecondition of the interior. The first place to start ... read more
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