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Ways to Keep Your Home Flu Free

Keep your home from serving as a breeding ground for the cold or flu virus with these simple tips. Control your remote What’s the first thing someone does after calling in sick to work or school? They grab the remote and hunker down with Netflix and some chicken soup. Make sure their germs don’t stick… Continue reading Ways to Keep Your Home Flu Free

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Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

If you’re  the type of person who can’t stand outside for an hour without gaining a host of new bug bites, then this article is for you. Don’t let another Summer pass by in itchy despair — instead, rid yourself of the mosquito problem once and for all! Using only your green thumb and a… Continue reading Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

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STAGE YOUR HOME

ROOM BY ROOM Staging Guide LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM For the duration of your home sale, it’s important that you channel your inner minimalist. Remove your family photos, and other personal knickknacks that clutter up the shelves and mantle. If the room is full of furniture, try to get rid of a piece or… Continue reading STAGE YOUR HOME

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THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME

 YOUR CLOSETS SHOULD BE MOSTLY EMPTY Every buyer is looking for storage, and you’ve likely outgrown yours. Appeal to potential buyers by decluttering your closets, or even putting some of your storage into an off-site storage unit while your home is on the market. Make sure that what you do leave behind is neat and… Continue reading THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME

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Swoon-Worthy Luxury Closets

For true clothes lovers, a walk-in closet is a luxurious necessity. It’s a home for your beloved belongings. It can even be your inspiration for how you want to present yourself for the day. Just in time for spring-cleaning and your latest wardrobe update, check out these ultra luxe walk-in closets.  Picture your clothes hanging… Continue reading Swoon-Worthy Luxury Closets

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7 Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted by: RE/MAX Housing Blog Curling up in front of the fireplace with a book can be the quintessence of coziness on a cold winter’s day, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t maintain your fireplace and use it correctly. Here are a few safety tips when using your fireplace this winter. 1. Go… Continue reading 7 Fireplace Safety Tips

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7 Things That Buyers Do That Cost Them Their Dream Home

Buying a house is a process. One where you’ll spend a lot of quality time with your Realtor. One where you might even drive him or her a little … nuts. No, we’re not talking about that time you called after 10 p.m. because you saw a house online and had to see it immediately… Continue reading 7 Things That Buyers Do That Cost Them Their Dream Home

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3 ways to prepare for homeownership while renting

Why pay someone else’s mortgage? Be a homeowner, follow these tips. You may not be quite ready to buy your first home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing now. Here are three actions you can do while renting that will put you in a better position when you’re ready to buy. Take a… Continue reading 3 ways to prepare for homeownership while renting

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What are Considered Fixtures & Improvements?

What is the Difference Between Fixtures and Improvements? This is critical in determining what personal property stays with the real property (see paragraph 2, TREC One-to-Four Contract). If the item is permanently attached to the property, it becomes a fixture and cannot be removed.  If, however, the item maintains its character as “personalty”, it is not… Continue reading What are Considered Fixtures & Improvements?

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Take Pictures Now

Take Pictures to Preserve Memories  Preserve the memories you’re making by taking photographs of your home now. The pictures will remind you of the role your home played with your family and life. Reminiscing is easier when scrolling through pictures to remind you of people and times. One of the least heard regrets is that… Continue reading Take Pictures Now

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LIVE THE DREAM

Live the Dream Consumers are more easily living the American Dream of owning a home because of the incredibly low mortgage rates. Today, most buyers can get a much lower rate than their parents or grandparents got on their first home. In a recent housing survey, FNMA released information about consumers’ thoughts on the current… Continue reading LIVE THE DREAM

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YOU’VE GOT MONEY

 You’ve Got Money Imagine that after checking http://www.SSA.gov to see what you can expect when you retire and estimated what your minimum required distributions from your retirement accounts will be, you’ve discovered that you’re not going to have enough retirement income to cover your living expenses. Ideally, it would be perfect if the extra money… Continue reading YOU’VE GOT MONEY

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COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015: MARSALA

COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015: MARSALA According to Pantone, Marsala’s “hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” The Versatility of Marsala Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity… Continue reading COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015: MARSALA

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Going Green?

Going Green? This infographic takes a look at the green and energy-efficient home features popular with recent home buyers. The data comes from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the 2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report. Previously published by National Association of REALTORS®:   http://www.realtor.org/infographics/going-green?om_rid=AAO7vx&om_mid=_BVFGVEB9ALAilZ&om_ntype=NARWeekly

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4 Ways to Get Involved in Your New Neighborhood

4 Ways to Get Involved in Your New Neighborhood The boxes are unpacked, the house is set up and everybody’s settled into their new routine after the big move. Life is beginning to feel a bit more normal. But now that you’re here and the immediate tasks have been taken care of, you want to… Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Involved in Your New Neighborhood

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Common Pests and Your Home

Common Pests and Your Home The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is “a destructive insect or other animal that attacks” your home.… Continue reading Common Pests and Your Home

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TEXAS QUARTERLY HOUSING REPORT

Texas Quarterly Housing Report Covering 2014-Q4 Release date: Feb. 2, 2015 The Texas Quarterly Housing Report is compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University using statistics from multiple listing services in nearly 50 markets throughout Texas. The report includes data for single-family home sales over the course of one quarter. Here are… Continue reading TEXAS QUARTERLY HOUSING REPORT

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DIY or Hire a Contractor?

The Big Decision: DIY or Hire a Contractor?   You’ve made up your mind: The kitchen – or some other area of your home – needs a makeover. Now the question is, should you do the work yourself or hire a contractor? Take this quiz to find out! Do-it-yourself (DIY) jobs are a popular trend… Continue reading DIY or Hire a Contractor?

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Flooring Options for Homeowners

The Top Four Flooring Options Homeowners Invest In This blog was contributed by HomeAdvisor. Buying and installing a new floor can be overwhelming. There are a number of options to choose from, all of which appear on the show floor to look amazing in any home. There are also a number of variations in price… Continue reading Flooring Options for Homeowners

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Lennar Homes

Lennar Homes One of America’s leading homebuilders Since 1954, Lennar has been helping hundreds of thousands of families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home. Lennar builds homes in some of the most desirable cities in the nation and for all stages of life: first home, move-up home, or… Continue reading Lennar Homes

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K. Hovnanian Homes

K. Hovnanian Homes The value of a priceless heritage is measured by the purpose and dedication of its heirs. As a company devoted to building communities of excellence, K. Hovnanian Homes is heir to a history of solid success, financial strength, award-winning standards of homebuilding quality and an authentic commitment to customer satisfaction. By keeping… Continue reading K. Hovnanian Homes

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D. R. Horton

    D. R. Horton D.R. Horton offers livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiency and uncompromising quality.  The D. R. Horton family of Builders are dedicated to building quality crafted, distinctive homes across the United States. This family of Builders has developed a reputation for high quality homes with features and amenities… Continue reading D. R. Horton

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David Weekley Homes

David Weekly Homes A home is much more than just a shelter, it’s a place where families join together to create memories. David Weekley is one of the most prestigious home builders in the North Dallas area. Their homes are known for their quality and beauty. Tour any David Weekley community and you’ll see for yourself… Continue reading David Weekley Homes

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Darling Homes

Darling Homes For over 25 years, Darling Homes has been focused on making the home building process enjoyable and easy. We continually strive to provide great value to our homebuyers by designing a home with architectural authenticity, a premier location in a distinctive community, a high level of quality and a personalized building experience. Our… Continue reading Darling Homes

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Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

Bad Credit? Simple Ways to Increase Your Score A good credit score is one of the most vital part of your financial life. Your credit score follows you forever and it plays a huge role in many major financial situations throughout your life. Many people think that a credit score only really matters when it comes… Continue reading Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

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Where to Buy?

Where to Buy? Great Ideas for Millennials If you’re an older member of the Gen Y/Millennial generation (born 1980 to about 2000), chances are pretty good that you’re thinking about buying a home soon – or maybe moving up from a starter home. If you’re wondering what cities offer the best opportunity for young homebuyers… Continue reading Where to Buy?

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Shopping In DFW

With Black Friday fast approaching, here is a list of all the shopping centers in DFW area to find great deals and stock up for the holiday gift giving!  Allen Premium Outlets http://www.premiumoutlets.com   820 Stacy Rd Allen, TX 75013 (972) 678-7000 Outdoor outlet mall with dining options, featuring clothing, accessory, shoe & home stores Arlington… Continue reading Shopping In DFW

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Top 10 Home Styles in the U.S.

We’ve all had that moment — driving down a street and we see a home we like specifically for the architecture and design elements. The United States is full of different home styles and architecture, and pinpointing a specific one can be difficult, especially when dominant home styles change from region to region. The homes… Continue reading Top 10 Home Styles in the U.S.

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6 Secret Reasons Fall Buyers Hate Homes

Sometimes, even the most well-intentioned sellers forget that the point of marketing and staging their home is to impress as many potential buyers as possible. One wrong move can lower the sale price, or even worse, prevent a sale at all. Make sure your sellers are serious contenders by helping them steer clear of these… Continue reading 6 Secret Reasons Fall Buyers Hate Homes

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SIGNS YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOUSE

9 Signs You’re in Love With Your House Is that love you are feeling? How deep do your feelings go for the place you call home? Here are some indicators you’re completely head over heels. You know you’re in love with your house when: 1. You can’t wait to see it at the end of… Continue reading SIGNS YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOUSE

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Hot at Home? Tips to Cool Down

Hot at Home? Tips to Cool Down Ah, summer. Kids playing outside, family vacations, ample sunshine and plenty of cool treats. Did I mention oppressive heat? Yup, there’s that too. Here are some tips to help keep your house cool when the summer weather heats up: Program your thermostat Set the thermostat to 75 degrees… Continue reading Hot at Home? Tips to Cool Down

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FINANCIAL MISSTEPS TO AVOID WHEN BUYING A HOME

5 Financial Missteps to Avoid When Buying a Home You might have pulled off a great feat, like saving up for that down payment, but there are several financial missteps that can complicate your prospects of buying a home. Avoid these five blunders by managing your spending and bills long before you look for a… Continue reading FINANCIAL MISSTEPS TO AVOID WHEN BUYING A HOME

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Buying a New Home? Why Use a Realtor?

Buying A Home Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Real Estate Agent.   What can Real Estate Agents do… Continue reading Buying a New Home? Why Use a Realtor?

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Real Estate – Tips for Sellers

Preparing Your Home For Sale These are some small details that will not cost you a lot of money, but can make the difference enticing a buyer to choose your home over the competition. A minor makeover can improve the home’s general “wow” appeal, giving it the competitive edge in todays market and allow you… Continue reading Real Estate – Tips for Sellers

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Top 10 Tips for Home Buyers

Top 10 Tips to Successful Home Buying     Whether you are a first time home buyer or seasoned veteran in the process, there are a number of pre-cautionary steps to be taken. As you begin to think about buying a home, you’re probably acutely aware that this is likely to be your greatest investment ever… Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Home Buyers

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Home: As American as Apple Pie

Happy Birthday, America!      In the spirit of celebrating the Fourth of July, we turned to famous Americans for their thoughts about home, homeownership and the feeling of sanctuary that comes with having your own place. Private property was the original source of freedom. Walter Lippmann Home is the place where, when you have… Continue reading Home: As American as Apple Pie

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Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis Now that the summer is in full swing, make your backyard a place where you go to cool off. Use these chic tips and tricks to stay cool while you enjoy the pool!   A space should be integrated into the overall aesthetic of a residence—the outside like an organic extension of the… Continue reading Backyard Oasis

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Feng Shui Tips to Attract Love and Money

Feng Shui Tips to Attract Love and Money Who wouldn’t want some extra money or a healthier love life? Here are some tips to attract both into your life!   Attract Money – Clear Clutter  We all have a habit of holding onto old things. Whether it is magazines and newspapers clippings, clothes,  pictures, books,… Continue reading Feng Shui Tips to Attract Love and Money

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Psychology of Colors

Psychology of Colors Colors are a powerful medium to convey meaning and trigger emotion. We can also use colors to convey messages without using any words (think red = danger). And finally, colors are known to affect us physically as well. When we spend too much time in brightly colored areas such fast food restaurants,… Continue reading Psychology of Colors

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wall colors that are easy to work with

Painting a wall is the easiest way to transform a room. Pick these easy to work with colors to refresh your home.  Neutral colors go with any setting. They are easy to work with and never go out of style.  Wall color on right is Cloudy Sky and stairway wall is Smoke (Benjamin Moore) Source: Benjamin… Continue reading wall colors that are easy to work with

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fabulous tricks for decorating small spaces

We all have an area in our home that we wish it were bigger. Whether it is a closet, a bathroom, or an entire house, decorating small spaces is very challenging. Finding creative ways to achieve balance within the room is the key.  Below are some of the pictures I found to help you decorate. Enjoy! … Continue reading fabulous tricks for decorating small spaces