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Do better schools mean higher home values?

The data is clear: Homes in the best school districts sell for higher prices than similar homes in less-popular school districts. Research also tells us that one of the most important factors that buyers consider when buying a home are schools....

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The biggest home-improvement mistake that folks make

Homeowners are expected to spend a near record $317 billion on home improvement this year. The trend is expected to continue, as areas have fewer homes for sale and homeowners have little incentive to move from homes with record low fixed mortg...

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One Thing That Home Buyers Won’t Compromise On….

Many home buyers are willing to compromise on certain characteristics. They'll give in on price (21%), the condition of the home (19%), the size of the home (18%), and even the distance of the home to their place of work (13%). But according...

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Simple Stepts For A Quick Home Sale

Simple Steps For A Quick Home Sale By Michelle Metcalf, Associate Broker CRS, SRES, RE/MAX Valley Properties Want it to sell your home quickly at or near your asking price? Then it needs to show well, be marketed well, and be priced co...

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Creating A Smarter Home

"Smart home" is a term that is used for devices and systems that automate your home to make managing your home easier and better. This article describes various types of smart home innovations, and how they can help yo...

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To-Do List For Better Homeowners

Checklists work because they contain the important things that need to be done. They provide a reminder about things we know and realize but may have slipped our minds as well as inform us about things we didn't consider.

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To Do List For Better Homeowners

Checklists work because they contain the important things that need to be done.  They provide a reminder about things we know and realize but may have slipped our minds as well as inform us about things we didn't consider.  Periodic att...

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