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April 2016

The Truth Behind Those Historic Home Renovations

From Realtor.com Image by Jim Bartsch/Alen Construction BY ANGELA COLLEY So you watched another home improvement show and saw another perfectly-modern-and-still-perfectly-historic home renovation. It is gorgeous. It is flawless. It has a kitchen you can actually cook in. Oh, be still, beating heart! Next thing you know, you’re browsing home listings online with the filter…

How to Keep Kid Stuff From Taking Over Your Home

From Realtor.com Image by Pixdeluxe/iStock BY LISA JOHNSON MANDELL The effect of kids on a house is something like that of a small tornado. Or worse: a small tornado/tsunami/earthquake/fusion explosion, perhaps? Toys are everywhere, something unrecognizable that got smashed to bits last week, smears and crumbs from mealtime, and colors that went way outside the lines during art…

6 Deck Renovations that Really Pay Off

From Realtor.com BY MARGARET HEIDENRY If there’s one thing that unites this great country—especially once the weather starts getting warmer and barbecue season gets ever so tantalizingly closer—it is our passionate, even obsessive love for our outdoor decks. Truth be told, just about all of us desire a perch from which to survey our backyard (or rooftop) kingdom,…

The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistakes

From HouseLogic.com BY JAMIE WIEBE Once there’s even a glimmer of spring, you’re ready to throw open your windows and let the breeze blow away the winter funk. Well, you might want to rethink that spring cleaning ritual this year. If you’re an allergy sufferer (and who isn’t?), that’s the last thing you want to…

How to Spot the Top Problems Home Sellers Try to Hide

From Realtor.com BY ELISE SOLE Whether you’re a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing a home has plenty of pitfalls. And while you may assume that sellers are being upfront, it’s not uncommon for them to gloss over some of their home’s shortcomings. “All homeowners sign a disclosure document about…

Did You Sell Your Home After Making Improvements?

Keeping track of the cost of capital improvements to your home can really pay off on your tax return when it comes time to sell. It’s no secret that finishing your basement will increase your home’s value. What you may not know is the money you spend on this type of so-called capital improvement could…

How to Sell Your Home ASAP

From Realtor.com BY ELISE SOLE Selling a home can often take months, even years. So what if you have to unload your home in, say, two weeks? It can happen: Whether you need to relocate for a new job, to care for an elderly family member who’s suddenly fallen ill, or because you simply can’t handle…

6 New Home Design Ideas That Will Make You a Trendsetter

From Realtor.com BY JAMIE WIEBE When it comes to home décor and design, we’ve covered it all: We’ve discussed the trends that are hopelessly outdated, the ones that are the tackiest, and even the looks that had a good run but are on their way out. But what’s next? When we’re flipping through photos on our next-gen Google Glass a…

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