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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Porches Making a Comeback: Get Yours in Tip Top Shape

*By Keith Loria Thanks to urban living and vintage tastes, front porches are once again in vogue as homebuyers add them to their must-have list. As porches continue to make a comeback, sellers are using them to their advantage in order to attract prospective buyers and even sweeten the deal….

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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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