Design & Decorating

March 28, 2024

Outdoor Projects Can Boost Curb Appeal When You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

a comparison of a bird house and a garden

Some Highlights

  • In real estate, a good first impression is key. If the outside of a house looks welcoming, more people will want to come in and see it.
  • Your agent helps you by giving advice on what you may want to prioritize, finding easy fixes that make a big ...
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Aug. 22, 2019

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 ...

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March 28, 2017

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.® 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 ...

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Jan. 27, 2017

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 ...

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Jan. 24, 2017

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 ...

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Jan. 9, 2017

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 says they'll be fading fast in 2017. Here are some of the home design trends predicts will fall to the wayside in the ...
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Nov. 29, 2016

Tiny house festival goes big in St. Johns County

 The tiny-house enthusiasts gathered recently at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds say their itty-bitty homes leave them feeling liberated, not squished.

Just listen to Renee McLaughlin, who rents out her old 3,300-square-foot house and has downsized to an 87 square-foot micro-house she parks on her family's property in ...

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Oct. 3, 2015

Florida Block Homes vs. Frame Homes

Nicky Martz seeks out an expert about better understanding the difference between block and frame homes in new construction. Let's meet Jim Shay, with Armstrong Homes, currently building homes in Stone Crest.