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You Can Afford a Higher Priced House if You Buy New, Study Claims

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Americans may be able to buy a higher-priced home if they buy new, according to a study by the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB study — using data from the Census...
June 3, 2013

Psst! What’s Your ‘Secret’ Staging Tip?

What are your secret weapons in prepping a home prior to a showing and making it shine? Do you rub baby oil to make stainless steel shine? Or have you used kitty litter to try to remove oil stains...
May 27, 2013

9 Reasons Your Neighbors Hate You

By Lucy O’Neill, Improvement Center Columnist Courtesy of: ImprovementCenter.com...
March 27, 2013

Show Off Your Best Curb Appeal

Great curb appeal can get buyers to that front door of your listing. Do you have any simple tricks to getting stellar curb appeal? I’m looking for real estate and staging professionals who can share their tips for sprucing...
March 4, 2013

The Best Day to List a House For-Sale …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine What’s the best day to list a house for-sale? It’s Friday. In fact, by listing a home on Friday, you may bring in an extra $5,000 to the sales price, according to a...
March 4, 2013

7 Ways to Save On Energy Costs this Winter

By Ed Michelson, HomeVestors of America Inc. Saving money on energy costs is always a good investment. With winter fast approaching, it is that time of year when families must determine how much they want to spend on energy...
December 31, 2012

Female Celebrities and Inside Their Lavish Homes

By the Improvement Center These wealthy female celebs need a place to call home, but their version of a humble abode is much different than most American home owners. Check out how much they paid, how much space they have...
November 5, 2012

Help Your Clients Win $20,000 in Home Renovations From HouseLogic

Do your clients need some serious home makeover cash to put their house on the fast track to sold? Give them a chance to crank up the curb appeal with HouseLogic’s new Boost Your Roost contest. They could win...
June 25, 2012

The Value of Window Treatments: How to Choose Which Ones Work Best in a Home

By Samuel B. Richter, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate Custom window treatments are an easy, affordable addition to every home and they increase property attraction, extra value, and increased sales price for the seller of every residential or commercial property. In...

Abandoned, Deteriorating Homes … Just Let Them Burn?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Foreclosures left abandoned for weeks, months, or years at a time can take a big toll on nearby home values. In the end, everyone in a neighborhood can feel the fallout. Can some...
May 7, 2012