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Updated: Monday, April 24, 2017

2 Clever Tips To Make Painting Your Home Easier
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. But it can also be a hassle, what with all that taping and prepping and cleaning up. These clever tips can make it easier. Fun, even. That might be a stretch.Wrap it upOne of the most painful tasks associated with the painting is having to clean up at the end of the da...


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7 Ways To De-Stinkify Your House For A Showing
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Your stinky house isnt making any friends. And if youre trying to sell that house, its certainly not convincing any lookers to become buyers. You may think your house smells like roses and baby kisses, but, trust us. Everyone thinks that.The truth is that every day smells can get past most of us. You might not realize that the cat box is giving ...


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Family Friendly Kitchen Ideas
Written By: Realty Times Staff

It can be easy to get carried away in the kitchen. And were not talking about cooking.This area is typically the most used, most coveted, and most expensive part of the house to deck out. And if you have kids, extra measures might need to be taken in order to create a kitchen that is family friendly and still as sexy as you want it to be.Whether...


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Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Your home is your place to rest, play, and spend time with your family. It should be a place of comfort, and this comfort need not come at a high cost. Many homes, however, waste a lot of energy in ways that can be prevented. Here are five ways to make your home more energy-efficient.Replace or Weatherize All WindowsWindows are one of the bigges...


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Paying For College? Why Your House Can Be A Windfall
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Some of us are deep in the land of college tours and scholarship research and trying to learn all we can about how to get our kids into their preferred school, and pay for it without having to pack up and live with them in their dorm. And, by "some of us", I mean Yours Truly. And by "deep in," I mean sinking into a world of confusion and despair...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Contacting A Director On The Board
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: I am having trouble contacting the individual directors on the board of directors. The HOA president says there are "privacy issues" to giving out phone numbers or email addresses. Ive asked our property manager and I get the same response. I thought that as a homeowner I have a right to directly contact my board members.Answer: All me...


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To Avoid Contract Disputes, Itemize Items That Convey
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. We have signed a contract to buy a house. When we first saw it, before signing the agreement, there were two refrigerators. One was in the kitchen and one was in the basement. The real estate agent told us that both refrigerators would stay with the property. Settlement is scheduled for next week, and we have now been told that the bas...


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Build A Deck For Backyard Appeal
Written By: Andrea Davis

Outdoor appeal is a key piece to the home selling process. What better way to increase the exterior appeal than having a beautiful deck? Decks are living, natural additions that effectively blend into the landscape while adding extra entertaining space for less money than a porch or addition.Need more convincing? Here are some of the key advanta...


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What You Can Do At Home To Help Stop Climate Change
Written By: Jim Adair

Canadas National Research Council recently launched a new initiative to address the impact of climate change.The agency is upgrading building codes, specifications, guidelines and assessment tools. It plans to >The 40 million project has the "potential to have a profound impact on the Canadian construction industry and on the future of buildings...


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New Agents Should Look For Good Companies - Ethically Good Companies
Written By: Bob Hunt

The population of California real estate licensees goes up and goes down, as does the market. Right now, we are well below the highs in 2007 when the total was more than 525,000, but we are also above the lows in 1999 when the number hovered just below 300,000. Currently, in 2017, the trend is upward. In January the most recent month for which f...


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10 Totally Free Tips For Getting Your Home Sold Quickly
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Staging your home is a critical step in getting it sold, but all the recommended updates and upgrades can get pricey. Thankfully, there are tricks you can use to make your home look bigger, better, and brighter, without spending a dime.1. Fix up your floorsDont want to pay to replace or refinish your floors? No prob. Grab a brown crayon to fill ...


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Inside The Cult of Home Goods: Best Tips For Shopping This Fave Store
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If theres one place designers, wanna-be designers, and those who just want a great deal on something cool, chic, or practical Hey, why not all three? agree on, its Home Goods. Not to mention celebrities. People Magazine just ran an article on celebs who love the store, led by comedy maven Melissa McCarthy, who was photographed pushing a HomeGood...


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Real Estate Professionals Linda and Robby Adams Pay It Forward With A Special Donation To Ocean Connectors
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Las Vegas, NV April 11, 2017 -- PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Linda and Robby Adams, of Realty ONE Group in Carlsbad, California, recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to Ocean Connectors on behalf of their client. They are the first Realty One G...


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How To Improve The Value Of Your Home In 5 Easy Steps
Written By: Damien Justus

What increases the value of one home might not increase the value of another. A resort->Building a 4,000-square foot addition to your 1,200-square foot home in a neighborhood that consists of all small starter homes is not a wise home improvement. If youre looking to add some value to your home, try one of these five easy steps that almost alway...


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Wow Home Buyers With These 5 Front Yard Landscaping Tips
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home. If its rugged, messy and unkempt, buyers will take one look and then keep on driving to the next property on their list. Dont let that happen by making your front yard luscious and as amazing as the inside of your home.What areas should you focus on in your fron...


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Whats Replacing The Home Office
Written By: Andrea Davis

If youre thinking about getting rid of your home office, or youre trying to decide between a home office and creating another type of space in a new home, you have options. Use this guide to learn more about whats replacing the home office.1. Family RoomsSpending time with your family should be important. Even if your kids are on their phones an...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Fixing A Units Roof
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Can individual unit owners prepay their fees in order to fix just their units roof?Answer: Condo unit owners typically dont own their unit roofs unless they are detached units, like houses. In attached condominiums, the roofs belong to the HOA. As such, roof repairs and replacements should only be paid for by the HOA according to a pre...


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Sellers: Avoid The Downside of Hot Markets
Written By: PJ Wade

Are real estate values on the rise in your neighborhood? Do you feel under siege from real estate professionals who have eager buyers interested in your property?Before you get swept away with the promise of a record sale price for your house, condominium unit, or recreational property, there is an important question to ask yourself:What housing...


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Updated: Monday, April 24, 2017

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