Your Questions Answered: Our Best Tips for Working With Agents and Lenders
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Save the headache and find your perfect home buying collaborator. You’ve been boosting your credit score, saving up for a down payment, and creating your dream home wish list for months. You’re basically ready to move into your perfect new home, right? Not really. The buying process can be complicated, and even if you’ve seen …

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Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love
Monday, January 27th, 2020

By: HouseLogic With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time. All the world’s a stage, said the Bard. That includes your house. Which is for sale. And thus needs to look bee-yoo-tee-ful. Staging entails hiring experts with a flair for interior design. They re-imagine your living space and give your house …

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Holiday Lights Safety Checklist for Worry-Free Decorating
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By: Pat Curry Don’t keep them up too long! Lights, inside and out, are a beautiful part of the holiday season. But before you deck the halls, run through this holiday lights safety checklist to keep your holidays merry and bright. #1 Inspect Light Strings Discard any that are damaged. Frayed or cracked electrical cords …

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How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the Time
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon The Pilgrims were on to something when they planned a Thanksgiving potluck; here are other good ideas that’ll simplify your T-Day kitchen cleanup. Want something to be thankful for? Check out these tips that’ll make your Thanksgiving kitchen cleanup faster and easier — and will give you more time to enjoy family and friends. …

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4 Simple Tasks to Do in Fall for an Awesome Lawn in Spring
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Fall is the most crucial time for your lawn. Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass. “I’m already thinking about next year,” says John Dillon, who takes care of New York City’s Central Park, which features 200 acres of …

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10 Tricks for Hosting an Open House That Make Buyers Say “OMG, Wow!”
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

By: HouseLogic Here’s what you can do to get your home ready for its big reveal. Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. An open house is their opportunity to give your house a whirl. To wiggle the light switches. To admire the crown molding. To, y’know, awkwardly ask to use …

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Your Questions Answered: Our Best Tips for Working With Agents and Lenders
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

By: HouseLogic Save the headache and find your perfect home buying collaborator. You’ve been boosting your credit score, saving up for a down payment, and creating your dream home wish list for months. You’re basically ready to move into your perfect new home, right? Not really. The buying process can be complicated, and even if …

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8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

By: Pat Curry A good washing, and a bit of color are two low-cost ways. Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. But which projects pump up curb appeal most? Here are financially smart ways to boost your home’s equity. #1 Wash Your House’s Face Before you scrape any paint or …

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A Must-Read Guide On How To Sell Your House
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

By: Leanne Potts Selling your house can feel overwhelming in multiple ways. You’re pulling up roots and leaving all that’s familiar — and making a huge financial decision at the same time. Knowing how to sell your home takes some studying up. The more you know, the easier the big decisions will be. Information is power, …

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The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home
Friday, April 26th, 2019

By: HouseLogic Everything has value. Especially your home. And when it comes to selling your home, assigning a price to that value is complicated. You made memories there. You’ve got a major financial interest in the place, too. Buyers think of value, but they’re more concerned with price. And your home’s price is one of its …

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Spring Cleaning Guide
Thursday, March 7th, 2019

By: Alyson McNutt English Make spring cleaning less of a chore by following these smarter–and mostly greener–tips for this annual rite of homeownership. Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition. After a long winter, you throw open the windows, let in fresh air, and scrub down the house. But modern spring cleaning presents challenges your grandmother never imagined. Today’s …

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Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It’s on the Market
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

  By: Leanne Potts Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell. Here’s how to de-dog your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell. #1 Steam Clean Everything Fabric “Job number one is to take care of …

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Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

  By: Leanne Potts Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners. Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules about tax deductions for homeowners. The biggest change? Many homeowners who used to write off their property taxes and the …

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Resolution: Put Your House on a Diet
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

By: HouseLogic Follow these six tips to get your home trim and clutter-free in the new year. Every January, millions of people pledge to lose weight by hitting the gym or going on a diet. But like our bodies, our homes also accumulate excess baggage. So this New Year, why not put your house on …

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7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling A House
Monday, December 10th, 2018

By: Jamie Wiebe As a smart seller, you’ll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don’t want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won’t be around to enjoy them anyway. The key is to focus on the most important repairs to make before selling a house to ensure every dollar you …

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6 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests
Monday, November 26th, 2018

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Hosting has its shares of anxieties, especially if you’re striving to make your home welcoming. How do you know everyone will feel comfortable? And will you ever get a chance to relax yourself? You will if you focus on what’s really necessary. Here’s a list of steps to get your home ready …

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A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In
Friday, October 12th, 2018

By: John Riha Such as look for roof leaks before the first winter snow. Preventative maintenance is key. When the last of summer’s heat is a faint memory, and you’re pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it’s time to tackle a few simple chores that’ll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises …

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Make an Offer Like a Boss
Thursday, September 27th, 2018

By: HouseLogic Ah, the offer! Cinematically speaking, this is the iconic moment — we’d forgive you if you imagined, say, putting a hand on your agent’s shoulder and whispering (in your best Vito Corleone) that you’re going to make them an offer they can’t refuse. In reality, it’s not that simple (or dramatic). Your offer marks …

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