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How to disinfect your home for coronavirus

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What to do if you can’t make your mortgage payments

It seems like only yesterday that the word “foreclosure” dominated the headlines as millions of Americans lost their homes during the Great Recession. Now, that dreaded “F” word is reappearing in media accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the...
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3 types of home valuation

Whether it’s a car, garage sale items or you’re selling on websites such as Ebay, successfully selling “stuff” has one major requirement: you need to know how much it’s worth. After all, price an item too high and it most...
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The Right Way to Remove Wallpaper

If you think wallpaper is something only your grandmother would love, think again. “Wallpaper is back with a vengeance,” Brook Anderson with Bay Hill Design in Austin, TX tells Studio 512. Celeste Randolph, a designer in Los Altos, CA concurs...
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Is this a good time to buy or sell a home?

Social distancing. Self-quarantine. Hand sanitizer, soap and water and elbow-bumping instead of shaking hands. In our efforts to deal with a world-wide pandemic, not only are our priorities changing, but our vocabulary as well. There was no warning, really, so...
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A day in the life of a real estate agent

Some jobs look so easy, don’t they? Take writers, for instance. They not only work when they feel like it, all they do is sit at a keyboard and kick out words. And, they make the big bucks for this...
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What you need to know about carbon monoxide in the home

Violence sells and “If it bleeds, it leads” has been the media’s strategy for the past decade or more. The gorier, more brutal the death, the more it’s hyped. What we rarely hear about are the less dramatic, less clickbait-worthy...
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The cost vs. benefit of buying a new-build home

You have to admit that the real estate industry is way out in front of the auto industry when it comes to marketing lingo. The latter, for instance, gives us a choice between “new” and “used” cars while the former...
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It’s almost spring and time to plan the perfect flower bed

It’s that time of year when the sun starts feeling a little bit warmer and the air a little less frigid. It’s almost gardening season and if you have high hopes of a bounty of colorful blooms in the garden,...
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Yes, you can over-improve a house and lose value in the process

It’s one thing to hope your house is the nicest on the block and another thing entirely to own the nicest home on the block. And, the latter isn’t what you should aim for when preparing the home to sell....
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