Looking to Sweeten the Deal? Leave Behind Window Treatments as an Added Perk

*By Keith Loria   No matter what type of real estate market we’re faced with, selling a home can be a daunting process, however, with some out-of-the-box thinking, sellers can often find simple ways to sweeten the deal. If you’re in the process of packing your belongings and deciding what…

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Basements & Roofs – Planning a Rocking Rec Room

*By John Voket, RISMedia Consumer Columnist   We have been talking about basements a lot recently. Not only am I interested in taking a look down those stairs and shining a light on some of the most common winter basement issues, I want to provide tips on turning that dark…

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Quality Listing Photos Capture More Than Your Home’s Best Features

*By Keith Loria   According to a study by the National Association of REALTORS®, 98 percent of homebuyers who searched for a home online listed photos as one of the most useful features of real estate websites. After all, this is the age of the smartphone and tablet, when photos…

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Real Estate Trends: From Trash to Treasure

*By Paige Tepping   From homes to cabins to dormitories—and everything in between—re-purposed shipping containers, or ISBUs (Intermodal Steel Building Units) are making their mark on the residential real estate sector, blurring the lines between two very distinct industries as one’s trash becomes the other’s treasure. Originally built to transport…

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Dealing with Pests and Termites Crucial Before Listing Your Home

*By Keith Loria   Dealing with pests and termites can be a nuisance for homeowners. However, if you’re in the process of getting ready to put your home on the market, they can be an even bigger headache. Whether its mice, termites or bed bugs, it’s crucial to tackle the…

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