Design & Decorating

Thinking of Selling? 6 Ways To Ready Your House for Market! There are a lot of reasons to be selling a home, and if selling your home is in your plans, there’s a lot you can do to get your home ready—even if you don’t plan to sell until next year. By the way—next year is an election year, so if you are planning on selling—now is the time. It is a seller’s market, prices are excellent,...

5 smart reminders for your home sellers

March 23, 2017 – Besides staging, sellers also should take a few more steps to ease the stress of their sale. Realtor.com® offers up some of the following often-overlooked tips: 1. Highlight improvements and any issues. "If you've owned your home for a while, make a list of all the problems you've solved for a while, make a list of all the problems you've solved while you've lived there," suggests...

5 home design trends for boomer clients

The number of homebuyers age 55 and older will grow over the next decade. At the recent International Builders' Show in Orlando, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) talked about expanding market challenges and ways the industry can cater to this market segment. In one session, Deryl Patterson, president of Housing Design Matters in Jacksonville, Fla., offered ideas of ways to design,...

Home improvements: Which ones recoup the most money?

If a home improvement project costs $1,000, how much money will the homeowner get back if he sells the home – his return on investment (ROI)? In 2017, only attic insulation recoups more than its cost. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report looked at 99 U.S. markets and compared the average cost of 29 remodeling projects to their average resale value one year later. Overall, every dollar spent on remodeling...

5 home design fads fading out in 2017

Shiplap and white-on-white kitchens may finally be falling out of favor. The two trends have dominated home design in recent years, but realtor.com says they'll be fading fast in 2017. Here are some of the home design trends realtor.com predicts will fall to the wayside in the new year. Gray. Once the hottest color, gray now looks gloomy. "It's been overdone," says Tanya Campbell of Denver-based...

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