Making an Offer on a House? 11 Strategies to Win

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So you’ve found your dream house and you’re ready to make an offer, but how do you make sure your offer stands out among all the others? How do you make your offer more appealing? Whether you’re dealing with a competitive housing market or a cautious seller, getting your offer accepted requires creativity, compromise, and a strong strategy.  So how … Read More

8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Bar Setup 

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At home bars are becoming increasingly popular as we are all spending more time in our homes. In fact, over the last 90 days, there has been an 80% increase in Google searches for “at home bars.” Because bars and restaurants are currently closed, it seems that this may be the perfect time to start creating an entertaining bar area … Read More

10 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Before Moving Into a New House

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Congratulations on your new home! We all know that moving into a new house is stressful, and the last thing you probably want to do is add more things to your to-do list. However, it’s actually best to tackle some home improvement projects before all the boxes and furniture get in the way. So if you want to save money, … 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

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

Crawl Space Care: Insulation, Ventilation, Encapsulation, Oh My!

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Crawl spaces are often out of sight and, consequently, out of mind, making them easy to neglect. But don’t “space out” on your crawl space! Without proper care, your crawl space is susceptible to moisture, heat loss, pests, and a host of other complications. These common problems can damage your home’s foundation, cause sky-high energy bills, and introduce toxins to … Read More

Home Gym Ideas: 7 Fitness Experts Weigh In

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Exercising on a regular basis is an essential part of staying fit and healthy, but sometimes finding the motivation to go to the gym can be tricky. Creating a space in your home that can be used as a home gym will make working out more convenient. Whether your workout involves yoga, lifting weights, pilates, cardio, body weight exercises, or … Read More

How Recession-Proof is Your Home?

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Big, old houses lost the least value in the Great Recession As we near the end of a decade that will be remembered for a strong resurgence in the housing market, some economists (including Robert Shiller , who famously predicted the bursting of the 2000s housing bubble) believe a recession may be around the corner. The changing market and diversity … Read More

Moving Stressing You Out? Try these 11 Self-Care Tips

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The psychology of moving is well documented. Moving house is considered one of the most stressful life events  by researchers. Even cats and dogs experience moving stress,  but unlike humans, we can’t explain to them why it’s happening. (You’ll love your new yard, Fluffy!) No matter how much you love your new home, you might still experience moving anxiety and … Read More