Save Your Sanity With These Moving Day Tips

Is there anyone in the world who actually likes moving to a new home? Organizing and packing up years of accumulated stuff, keeping up with odds and ends, tripping over boxes—is there any way to make that sound fun? While … Continue reading

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Bath Remodeling: What to Consider

From the room’s size to your budget, keep in mind these important factors… Consider how many times each day you enter the bathroom and use the amenities in this space. What time of day do you spend more time there, … Continue reading

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Ten Secrets to a Perfect Lawn

  (© Stockbyte)Sometimes, the grass really is greener. And thicker. And oh-so-soft underfoot. That’s because turf-grass specialists at agricultural universities and golf-course managers devote their lives to making it so.

Even with intense pressure to grow the perfect plot of grass, golf-course managers around the country are cutting down on water and chemicals with great results, says Tom Brooks, owner-superintendent of Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville, Nev., who has previously supervised San Francisco’s Presidio Golf Course, recognized for leading the golf industry in environmental practices.

The no-care lawn has not yet been invented (although you can now automate your mowing with robotic lawn mowers). But turf scientists and golf course managers use these 10 secrets to trim labor to the minimum:

Read full article at MSN Real Estate.

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The FHA back to work program: A second chance for homeowners

I work with a number of folks who are frustrated by a prior short sale locking them out from being able to buy a home again for 24-36 months.  Take a look at these criteria for the FHA Back to … Continue reading

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying in an HOA

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Homeowners associations help protect property values and create a pleasant living environment, but they also impose certain rules on residents. Here are four questions to ask before buying property in an HOA: Can you afford it? HOAs are funded by member dues paid monthly, quarterly, … Continue reading

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Dallas Area Number One on This List

Cities where home prices are hitting new highs! While home values nationwide are still down 13.5% from their pre-housing bust peaks, prices in these major housing markets have recovered — and then some, according to Zillow. Number One:  DALLAS Think … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Make Your Home Move-In Ready

Ever heard the phrase, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?” When it comes to selling your home and boosting curb appeal to the widest range of buyers, the distance you need to think about is far less than a … Continue reading

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