11
Jul 19

3 Kitchen Counter Styling Ideas Professional Home Stagers Swear By


Whether you’re looking to stage your home to sell or simply want kitchen counters worthy of an Instagram post, professionals have some easy styling moves that will help make your counters become the focal point of your kitchen.
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05
Jul 19

In-Ground Pools Are Totally Overrated—Here's Why


Although having a pool in your own backyard provides plenty of perks, it also comes with a slew of (expensive) pitfalls—some of which you might not realize until it’s too late.
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24
Jun 19

The 7 Landscaping Mistakes That Real Estate Agents See All the Time


You may not have a green thumb, but that’s no reason to let your yard become an eyesore. Not only will maintaining your lot keep your neighbors happy, landscaping can actually also help boost your home’s value.
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17
May 19

The One Thing You Should Never Get Rid of from Your First Apartment


First apartments can vary from dreamy, spacious rooms within walking distance to everything, to tiny hovels an hour commute from your entry-level “dream job.
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10
Apr 19

How I Finally Got My New Apartment to Smell Like Home


There wasn’t anything wrong with how my apartment smelled, but there wasn’t anything really right with it, either.
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07
Apr 19

The Best Kitchen Paint Colors, According to Real Estate Agents


When it comes time to sell, the wrong color can knock off thousands off your home’s value.
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31
Jan 19

The Unexpected Home Update That Almost Always Pays for Itself

If you’re planning on doing some updates around your home this year, you’re probably figuring out which projects are worth sinking reserouces into: Is that subway tile backsplash going to be a waste of money when it’s time to sell? How about those new fixtures in the bathroom?

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31
Jan 19

The 9 Go-To Stores Real Estate Agents Use for Inexpensive Staging Decor

A large part of being a real estate agent is zhushing up a space to attract potential buyers. Because of this, many agents keep an accent and furniture inventory to lend to sellers with an open house or listing photo shoot on the calendar. In case you’re wondering, they aren’t super snobby when it comes to sourcing decor items: They often shop in the same places with an eye on price. I asked real estate agents for insider intel on where they shop to find the inexpensive accents they need. Here, their go-to purchases at nine major discount stores:

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19
Jan 19

These 4 Bedroom Features Have Fallen Out of Favor

The new year is a great time to reevaulate the aesthetics of your home, especially if you want to make some updates with an eye on resale value. While bathrooms and kitchens offer the most opportunities return on investment, bedrooms also offer ample opportunities for beneficial (and relatively easy!) updates—especially if they feature some common features that now scream “dated.”

In order to help potential buyers see themselves living in your home, it helps if they don’t feel like they stepped into a time machine.

“Formerly in-vogue design details subconsciously remind a buyer that a home was renovated a number of years ago,” explains Allison Chiaramonte of Warburg Realty in New York City.

Though the heyday of these four once common design features has passed, there are easy fixes to bring your bedroom into the current year. Here’s what the experts recommend:

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28
Oct 18

Address Numerology: Unlock Your Home's Hidden Personality

You already know your home has a story. You can literally see it when you strip away 30 years of paint off an old brick wall, like I’ve been doing this summer. (Who chose that bright orange that’s four layers deep?) But if you ask any numerologist, your home also has an innate personality and character—and that’s something a little harder to unlock.

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