Getting Your Home Ready for Trick-or-Treaters

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As we settle into fall, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to your door is a safe one. Take no trips Inevitably, some giddy ghosts and ghouls … Read More

16 Essential Tools for Any DIY Home Project

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Every homeowner needs a well-stocked toolbox. Whether you live in a modern apartment in downtown Philadelphia, a historic home in Boston , or you’re looking to put your house on the market , you will inevitably need to make home repairs – and you’ll need the tools to do it. It’s also always helpful to have what you need to … Read More

11 Fall Maintenance Tasks to Do This Weekend

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By Shannon Ireland The scent of pumpkin spice has begun to fill the air, sweaters are moving toward the front of the closet, and leaves are changing from their summer green to the vibrant hues of fall. But before you cozy up with a fleece blanket and a cup of tea, take the time to tackle a few home maintenance … Read More

Allergic to Your House? How to Prevent Indoor Allergies

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The only thing worse than allergies is indoor allergies. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentration of pollutants can actually be two to five times higher than outdoors. Yikes! If you or your family have been sneezing, wheezing, or itching indoors, allergies could be to blame. Common indoor allergens such as mold, dust, dander, and … Read More

8 Minimalist Homes That Are Big on Style (Not on Stuff)

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Stunning. Sleek. Neat. Feast your eyes on eight simple, yet sophisticated homes so serene, they might just have you decluttering in no time. Open and airy – up, down and around Photo by PLUSH Image Corporation . High ceilings and a palette of neutral colors make this living room feel open and luminous. From the Mid-Century Modern couch to the … Read More

7 Retro Trends Making a Comeback

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Each year, fashion leaves a strong impression on the design industry and its offerings for the season. For 2020, the vibe includes handmade organic details paired with the sparkle of the ’70s disco club and the velvety softness of the ’80s. But beyond the nostalgic hints that those artistic impressions carry, what lies ahead for interiors? How will we change … Read More

Home Prices Now Rising Faster in Car-Dependent Neighborhoods Than in Walkable Places as Buyers Chase Affordability

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Market trends suggest that many homebuyers are prioritizing affordability above walkability.  Home-sale prices in walkable neighborhoods across the country increased 2.3 percent year over year to a median $343,900 in July, compared to 4.3 percent annual growth to a median $312,100 for homes in car-dependent areas.  That’s according to data from Walk Score®, a Redfin company that rates the walkability … Read More

How to Maximize the Value of Your Underwater Home

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Consider renting out your home in the event of a recession. When the next recession hits, the stock market will fall in value and the unemployment rate will rise, which means more homeowners may struggle to afford their home and be tempted to sell. And with more homes for sale and fewer buyers able to afford a home, the housing … Read More