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Updated: Monday, June 24, 2019


Do Wine Cabinets amp; Cellars Increase the Value of Your Home?
Written By: James Stevenson
According to Realtor.com, a wine cellar ranks highly among home buyers who have incomes greater than 150,000. In fact, 31 percent of these home buyers listed anbsp;wine cellar as their most desired amenitiesnbsp;when shopping for a home.The other trend, beyond that of a wine cellar is an in-home wine room where homeowners and guests can store an...
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The Drain Game: Fixing Drain Problems
Written By: Harris Johnston
Signs of troubleYou have to prepared for signs of trouble. The slow-draining bathtub or sink is one of the biggest ones. Experts say you should also pay attention to any gurgling noises coming from your drain. The walls may not be able to talk, but your pipes and drains definitely can. If theyrsquo;re making a noise that seems off, then you need...
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Summer Chores for a Happier Home
Written By: Get Happy at Home Team
DECK/FENCING- Staining your decks/fences should be done during the summer because it takes several days of warm weather to dry out the wood completely. You dont want to put stain down unless you have had several days of consistently warm weather and you also want the weather to stay warm for a few days after putting stain on so that it will dry ...
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5 Steps to Follow After House Fire Damage
Written By: Ramon Ramy
By knowing ahead of time what steps you should follow after fire damage has occurred, you will make a traumatic situation a little less stressful. Have your insurance company phone number close by, because you should call them first. Then, get in touch with a fire restoration company, report to the utility companies, find a place to stay, and be...
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What to Know Before Investing in a Vacation Rental
Written By: Natalie Jones
The Income Potential of Short-Term RentalsShort-term rentals are a growing segment of the real estate investment market, but are they really a smart investment? It depends.Investors in cities like Nashville, Asheville, and Anaheim can see annual profits of 20,000 or more on a single short-term rental property. However, investors need to be smart...
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Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During Summer
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Gate your poolAccording to the Center for Disease Control CDC, ldquo;there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings non-boating >Always watch the swimmersA pool gate is meant to keep the pool area from being breached. But itrsquo;s equally important to always keep an eye on anyone in or around the pool. Despite the dramatizations w...
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How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Multiple seating areasAn area for dining, another for lounging, maybe some seating around the fireplace or fire pitmdash;now you have an outdoor space thatrsquo;s perfect for entertaining, but also useful for every day. Creating a layered backyard will make it more useful, but will also make it feel more luxurious.Cover it upYou can spend severa...
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Five Opportunities to Supercharge Sales Communication
Written By: PJ Wade
What could supercharge your sales communication without requiring you to spend big or make big changes?Do you spend time and money searching for the ldquo;hot new tech or social mediardquo; instead of continually perfecting what you have already invested in?Overlooked or underestimated room for improving communication effectiveness surrounds rea...
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The Refi Boom Goes Bombastic
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
ldquo;Mortgage applications surged an impressive 26.8 WoWmdash;the largest jump since Jan 2015mdash;led by a massive spike in refis as mortgage rates tumbled alongside the Treasury market. 30-year rates ldquo;dropped back below 4.00mdash;the lowest since Jan 2018,rdquo; said Zerohedge.So whatrsquo;s all the hubbub about? There are a few other ke...
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Advise and Consent: Business Advisors in the Real Estate Industry
Written By: Lewis Fein
Which is to say the real estate industry is in the midst of ldquo;tech-tonicrdquo; change: a shift above ground as great as any movement below; as serious, economically, as the costliest collision of tectonic plates, because the quake that will strikemdash;the Big Onemdash;will be more fiscally disruptive than physically destructive.Its epicente...
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How Essential Oils Can Help You Sell Your Home
Written By: Vincent Stokes
You want to make sure that your home is clean and that you have not just put out a deodorizing smell. If you put out a bunch of scented candles or plug-ins, a potential buyer might think you are masking a smell or they might not like the scent at all. In some cases, the smell may be so overpowering it distracts the people from being able to make...
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4 Steps for Finding the Perfect Home
Written By: Carol Evenson
Moving is one of the most stressful things that you will need to do. It puts pressure on you, your spouse, and your children as you all try to find something that fits with each personrsquo;s expectations. You also have to consider the location of the new home, the size of the home, the size of the outdoor area, and the quality of the neighborho...
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Top Tips for Repatriation
Written By: Sabrina Bucknole
Whether you were hoping to stay or glad to leave, itrsquo;s important to try and make repatriation to your point of origin as painless as it can be. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider before you go, from bureaucracy and paperwork to dealing with goodbyes.Plan your timelineYoursquo;ve already done at least one international >Be ...
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Summer Dcor Trends: What to Look for When Decking out Your Deck or Patio
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
This year, itrsquo;s all about color, texture, and a little something different. Here are the six looks we canrsquo;t live without for summer.1. A fancy seating areaWe love the intricacy of the pattern on this rattan set second chair not shown, and it was surprisingly comfortable. Beware red wine drinkers and those with kids: Those white pads ma...
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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Kitchen Remodel Design Team
Written By: Scott Merriman
Before putting money down for a deposit on your new kitchen remodel, you need to look at several factors including the years of experience, previous customer reviews, availability, option for cabinets, flooring, and other components, and the cost.1. How Many Years of Experience Does Your Kitchen Contractor Have?It doesnt matter if youre doing a ...
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What Happens When Your Sales Contract and Appraisal Dont Agree
Written By: David Reed
An external influence might be someone forced to >Most often the appraisal reflects the sales price. When an appraisal is ordered, the appraiser receives a copy of the sales contract showing the amount the buyers and sellers agree to. Before the appraiser steps one foot outside there is some initial research completed. The appraiser looks at rec...
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Save or Splurge? Where You Can Scrimp and Where You Should Put Your Sheckells When It Comes to Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
FurnitureThis is a mixed bag. You can get away with an inexpensive coffee table, and you may be able to score a killer deal on a dining table that looks far more expensive than it is. But when it comes to upholstery, proceed with cautionmdash;especially with large pieces. Cheap textiles can pill, rip, wear out easily, and stain permanently. Plus...
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Is It a Good Time for You to Remodel? It May Depend on Where You Live
Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Increased prices on many items, ldquo;from tile to counter tops, laminates to lighting,rdquo; said CNBC, are painful, thanks to the trade war with China. ldquo;Nearly three out of four remodelers this year reported higher prices for customers due to higher costs for labor, according to a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders,...
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Do Wine Cabinets amp; Cellars ...
According to Realtor.com, a wine cellar ranks highly among home buyers who have incomes grea...

The Drain Game: Fixing Drain P...
Signs of troubleYou have to prepared for signs of trouble. The slow-draining bathtu...

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