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6 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

6 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Published: November 14, 2011

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 — and take the stress out of hosting.

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7 Hot Home Trends That Make Your Home Work for You

7 Hot Home Trends That Make Your Home Work for You
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Published: May 13, 2011

Home improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space.

Today’s home improvement trends show that we like our houses to work harder and smarter for the money we spend maintaining and improving their value.We no longer want bigger; instead, we want space that’s flexible, efficient, and brings order to chaos.
We no longer want bigger; instead, we want space that’s flexible, efficient, and brings order to chaos.
We’re watching our wattage with monitors and meters, and guarding our weekends with maintenance-free exteriors.
Here’s a look at seven hot home improvement trends that improve the way we live with our homes

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7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know

7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know
By: Oliver Marks
Published: October 22, 2012
Some Halloween tricks can really cost you.

Plenty of people love a good Halloween scare — as long no one gets hurt. And that includes your house.
Hot lights and large crowds present some real risks to homeowners. Follow these seven tips for trick-or-treat safety:

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A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In

A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In
By: John Riha, House Logic
Published: October 1, 2012

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 next spring.
This fall checklist helps:

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A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

By: HouseLogic

Published: April 12, 2018

Passing the inspection advances you to the next level: closing the deal on your house.

Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the next level in a video game.

When you get past this step, you get to advance to a fresh, exciting place — your new home, to be exact.

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The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home

The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home

By: HouseLogic

Published: April 12, 2018

It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup.

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 most attractive — or unattractive — features. The right price can {{ start_tip 97 }}attract buyers, quickly{{ end_tip }}. The wrong price may mean the house sits on the market, which can create the vibe among buyers that there’s something wrong it. (If the home buying process is Instagram, think of a wrongly priced home as a photo that isn’t getting any likes.)

It’s your agent’s job, as the real estate expert — mining his or her expertise and knowledge of the market — to determine the best price for your home. But it’s your house. You need to have your own idea of how much your property is worth. Here’s how to get it.

 
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