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What Is Board and Batten? How This Rustic Chic Look Might Work in Your Home

Wooden wall treatments are king on HGTV—from shiplap and plank walls to beadboard and other paneling. You can’t flip through most renovation shows without spying them. And there’s a new category you can add to the wall treatment pantheon: board and batten. It’s a beautifully simple wall covering that’s as perfect on a home’s exterior […]

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To Paint or Not To Paint? How Home Sellers Can Optimize Interior Wall Color

According to a RE/MAX agent and interior design specialist, a home’s color palette can make a significant impact on prospective buyers. Here’s why. Using color throughout a home can be expressive, creative and hold cultural significance. But what happens to that level of personalization when it’s time to sell? According to Jeannie Do, homeowners preparing […]

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How to Prepare for an Appraisal and Showcase Your Home at Its Best

Determining a price for your home can be stressful, especially if you don’t know how to prepare for an appraisal. If the home’s appraised value is too far from the listing price, it can make or break the deal. Plus, even though appraisers are subject to strict regulations, much of their job is subjective, which […]

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How to Buy Land: Tips to Pick the Perfect Plot

Wondering how to buy land? There’s something thrilling about the idea of buying your own piece of vacant land—raw, untouched real estate on which you can build your dream home from the ground up. But picking the perfect parcel for a land purchase can prove a bit more complex for buyers than you’d expect. So […]

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Decluttering for Dummies: How To Sort and Organize Loose Papers in Your Home

Are you sick of living among an endless jumble of loose papers? You’re not alone. Plenty of people share the type of dismay you feel when you see stacks of paper bills, store receipts, and discarded junk mail strewed about your home. You know that irritating collection of paperwork shouldn’t be occupying precious real estate […]

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8 Crucial Kitchen Improvements You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

Preparing to list your house? If you want to get top dollar, start sprucing up your kitchen now. “The kitchen is often the centerpiece in a home and the place where most of the entertaining happens,” says Tony Rodriguez-Tellaheche, owner and managing broker of Prestige Realty Group in Miami. “Sellers should not cut corners.” 1. […]

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