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Home Decor

DIY SOLUTIONS TO YOUR FLOORING PROBLEMS

SOURCE:  JAYMI NACIRI for realtytimes.com “True story.  The wood in our living room is scratched and worn, the dark tile in the kitchen imparts a sort of cave like feel, and there’s unfinished concrete in several of the bedrooms thanks to foundation repair that was done shortly after we bought the house…..The idea was to…

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7 EASY DIY UPDATES YOU CAN DO OVER THE WEEKEND…

Source:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “House giving you a little of the sad face?  You don’t have to overhaul the whole thing to make it feel fresh – nor do you have to take out a new loan.  With a little effort and a few bucks, you can breathe some new life into your home…

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SAVVY BUYERS SEARCH OUT FIXER-UPPERS!

Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com “Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount? First-time buyers, even experienced buyers, can be distracted by the superficial….enticed to pay more for dream-home fantasies or, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gem… Buy a home which was cleverly…

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR ENTRYWAY…

Excerpted from an article by Lisa Frederick for Houzz “….The entry may be the first impression of a home…fortunately, jazzing up a front entrance doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Try these eight strategies to create a showstopper entryway without blowing your budget. CREATE A MINI-ROOM….maybe a bench with cheery pillows can turn a  plain…

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FALL COLORS FOR HOME YOU’LL BE SEEING EVERYWHERE…

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Already thinking of how to jazz up your home with the latest fall trends and newest colors?  Even in the dead of summer, it’s hard to keep from thinking ahead, especially because autumn decor can be so dreamy.  This year, get a head start on the new season with the…

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THE END OF THE ALL-WHITE KITCHEN? THE CASE FOR NATURAL WOOD

Source:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “A funny thing happened while everyone was obsessing over white kitchens:  Natural wood sneaked back in, creating some of the chic-est spaces around.  For many, natural wood evokes a country feel.  Or perhaps something ultra-traditional.  But today’s natural wood kitchens are modern showplaces that mimic the newest trends we’ve been…

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FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ON HOME RENOVATION COSTS

Excerpted from an article by Daniel Bortz for realtor.com “…Remodeling can be a huge undertaking – and a costly one at that.  The average kitchen remodel will set you back $60,000, a bathroom overhaul, $17,908.  But plenty of home renovations can fall way under that if you know some tricks to keep your home improvement…

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NEW WAYS TO BRING ECO-FRIENDLINESS INTO YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Living green is on the minds of many, but bring up the idea of grey water and composting toilets, and, well…never mind.  The great news is there are tons of products and ideas you can use to be kind to the universe without a big compromise.…

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME ON A DIME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “Updates and home renovations are scary to many homeowners, but improving your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  Here are a few simple projects that will boost the value and looks of your home… TRY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT.  It can make a…

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HOME RENOVATIONS ON A BUDGET

Excerpted from an article by Realty Times Staff “If you’re looking to get the best return on your investment or just improve your property to attract high quality tenants, a kitchen remodel is one of the highest value projects.  The most recent cost vs. value report, released in January 2014, shows that property owners will…

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