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4 Smart Home Devices

4 Smart Home Devices: Which Are Right for Your Home? Smart home devices can be clever choices for your home and your budget. When you’re not home, little doubts can plague you. Did I lock the door? Did I leave … Continue reading

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13 Home Trends to Watch for 2022

While buyers are still seeking homes that offer safe, enjoyable shelter, new wish list items are emerging that give houses better design and function. Home design trends that are expected to loom large in 2022 are an evolution of what … Continue reading

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A Home Gym? No Sweat

In the 1980s and ‘90s, when houses were getting bigger and fancier with all sorts of specialty spaces—theaters with stadium seating, giant aquariums, rathskellers, and sports courts—some homeowners would bring in dozens of pieces of gym equipment, install cushioned flooring, … Continue reading

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Why Staging Matters, Even in a Seller’s Market

Many homes are going under contract the first weekend they’re listed—and sometimes without any preparation for the market. Still, real estate professionals can’t promise sellers their property will stand out and receive the highest offers unless buyers fall in love … Continue reading

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Protect your Home From Severe Weather

Brown lawns. Flooded basements. Piles of snow dumped on your doorstep. Topsy-turvy weather can test your patience, and even put your home at risk. If a freak storm drops in your area, will your home be up to the challenge? … Continue reading

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What to Expect when you’re (Home) Inspecting

The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels. There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time you’re in the house, after the showing. Right behind that comes … anxiety. What … Continue reading

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9 Tools Every DIYer Needs

Those spare Allen wrenches and $1 tape measure from Ikea aren’t going to cut it if you’re making real home improvements. Here are the nine essential tools you need to start hammering out great projects: #1 Two Hammers You know … Continue reading

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What does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover?

What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire Lightning Windstorm (unless you live in … Continue reading

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To Zillow or Not to Zillow?

When looking for available homes in your area, the first website to appear on your browser will likely be Zillow. You may peruse the user-friendly site, find a home you love, and contact the listing agent only to find that … Continue reading

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