Archive for June, 2017

Increasing Your Offer Price With Professional Home Staging

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Selling a home can be difficult, even when the market is hot. While we are currently in a seller market, sellers still have to make every extra effort to sell their home for the price they desire. As more and more home owners learn of the hot selling market, they will too list their homes. Within a matter of months, the market has leveled and begins to shift into a buyers? market. The following home staging tips are helpful in creating a demand when selling a house.

Create a modern, yet generic home design

Homes that are professional staged tend to sell quicker and for a higher price. Home buyers can better imagine themselves living in a home that is currently staged. However, the staging needs to speak to their preferences and home style. Modern home designs are currently trendin

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When Making Home Improvements, Think Outside the Locks

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Most homeowners dedicate most of their maintenance time and budget to the inside of the home. But taking care of the outside of your home is just as important — if not more so. Here are some things to take into consideration when thinking about your landscaping.

If you want to make improvements to your home that will increase its value, you likely will be tempted to do something to your bathroom or kitchen or to finish unfinished space, such as an attic or basement. While those are all good projects that will add significant value to your home, they can’t hold a candle to landscape improvements. Landscaping can increase your home’s resale value by as much as 14% on average, a

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3 Tips for Remodeling Your Home


Remodeling is always a huge project to undertake. It requires a lot of planning, decision making, and problem solving. Yet, at the end of the process, a remodeled room or home can make a huge difference. Many people choose to remodel their kitchens or bathrooms, but any room in the rouse can be remodeled. Whether your goal is to achieve more kitchen space or longer lasting furniture components, remodeling can give you everything you have always wished your home was. It won’t be an easy project — and it is almost always worth the trouble.

To help ease the pain of remodeling, here is a short list of tips for your project:

  • Plan. Plan. Plan. Yes, this part of the process is important enough to say it three times. In order for the process to go along smoothly, you should have a plan in m

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Radon Exposure

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Radon exposure at high levels have been found all throughout the United States. Because of this, in the last 30 years, radon mitigation has become a huge industry in the country. With many different companies offering services to help reduce radon home exposure, the industry continues to grow significantly. There are also many programs and regulations that have been started to help people understand the dangers of radon, particularly when buying a home. In many states, potential buyers generally need to be made aware of any high levels of radon. Despite this, radon testing is not required in every state.

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Lighting the way forward

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We have an interesting and difficult relationship with the idea of darkness. Of course, it’s seeped into our culture as a bad thing. You’d be hard pressed to find a movie or a comic book that doesn’t make some reference to the forces of darkness as a bad thing. The day is this supposed good thing that keeps us safe from the forces of night. This makes some sort of symbolic sense to some degree. After all, humans are a diurnal species. We are most active during the day and we sleep at night. Though we often like to think of ourselves as having conquered the natural world, in reality we are still very much at the whim of our wild impulses. We sleep at night, we are active during the day and we still eat the food that grows from the earth. Everyone from the boss of a st louis Read more ...