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10 Easy Rental Upgrades You Can Do (And Take With You When You Move)

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. A lot of renters settle for an outdated, boring space until they can move into the home of their dreams. Good news, renters: you don’t have to! Here are some […]

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Home Sellers: These 7 Outdated Design Trends Could Hurt Your Chances of Finding a Buyer

Shop These Products Now: Counter Chairs – Pendant Lamps We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public consciousness. (We’re looking at you, wallpaper!) For sellers, this cycle can […]

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Just Moved? Here’s How to Incorporate Existing Furniture Into a New Space

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  For many, moving feels like an excuse to go on a serious design binge. After all, new rooms are the perfect place to try out some of the looks […]

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DIY Home-Staging Tips Every Seller Can Use

Thinking about selling your home? You’ve probably heard of the standard home-staging “must-dos”: give your walls a fresh coat of paint, remove family photographs, fix obvious flaws, declutter. But beyond that, what makes a home look and feel fantastic, and — even more important — sell quickly? Whether your home is decorated to perfection or you need […]

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Why Millennials Are Moving Home Design Trends

Gladiathor / Getty Images Home design trends are like fashion— constantly in flux. What’s hot one minute is not so hot the next, leaving you with an outdated home. Let’s try and forecast what’s coming by catching a trend in its infancy, allowing you to be ahead of the bandwagon and have an on-trend home, […]

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10 Things I Wish My Realtor Would Have Told Me

Ziga Plahutar / Getty Images Ah, home ownership—the dream we all chase. Owning your own home is freeing, but it certainly catapults you quickly into the adult world of bills, brokers, and banking. There are so many things to know before buying a home, and even if you have owned and sold homes in the […]

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How Modern Transit and Highways Affect Property Values

The Closer You Are The Better? As was mentioned above, noise from a busy highway has a seriously negative impact on property value. This would seem especially true for individuals whose property is closer to the highway. However, the opposite may be the case— statistical models from one transit rail study showed that with every […]

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10 Questions to Consider in Your Apartment Search

Stockernumber2 / Getty Images A lot of new renters assume that searching for an apartment is simple. You just search for available spaces online, pick the best looking one in your price range, and sign a lease, right? While being that laid-back with your search might help you move into a new apartment sooner, you […]

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The 10 Secret Ingredients Needed to Find a Buyer for Your Home Fast

  Sometimes you need to move in a hurry. Whether you have to relocate for a new job, want to get the kids entrenched in a school district before the new year starts, or just have the opportunity to take the adventure of a life time, there’s no time to waste. Regardless of the reason, your […]

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Staging Your Home For Resale

Though it may not be realistic, every home buyer dreams of purchasing a property that looks like it belongs in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. While you don’t necessarily need a state-of-the-art kitchen or fully remodeled master bathroom that looks like you hired an interior designer in order to find the perfect buyer, […]

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Why Interior Design Is Essential When Listing Your Home

Download it / Getty Images The decision to list your home for resale is a big one. No doubt it came about after much thought, weighing pros and cons, and series of long discussions. However, once you decide to put your home on the market, get ready for the next big discussion: interior design. Many […]

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10 Must-Have Items That Luxury Home Buyers Want Most

The epitome of a luxurious home is not just a well-appointed home. Rather, a luxurious home is one whose amenities allow for the owner to feel lavished upon or spoiled. Think royalty; Think opulence; Think extreme extravagance.The word luxury brings to mind plenty of conveniences such as, pools, saunas, in-home gyms, backyard tennis courts, game […]

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Why You Should (or shouldn’t) Buy a Fixer Upper

Before anyone considers purchasing a fixer-upper, they should ask themselves a few simple questions. The first may seem a silly one to ask, but it’s really a question worth pondering. Do you prefer newer or older homes. This answer may seem straightforward – either yes or no – but it really isn’t. Once you’ve answered your […]

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Daring Monochromatic Interior Scheme: “Home in Black Serenity” in Taipei

BenAkiba / Getty Images Employing a single color in a residential design scheme is a daring decision. When this particular color is black, then the outcome may range from shocking to shockingly elegant. This is the case with the rooms belonging to project “Home in Black Serenity”, recently completed by Taiwanese firms Atelierii + Just […]

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What You Need to Know to Prepare for a Move

The excitement of moving into your new dream home takes a back burner, temporarily, to the overwhelming feeling of anxiety that packing up the contents your home and moving them all to another location. There is so much involved with a move – so many moving pieces that must be organized accordingly. We hope this […]

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Essential Tips to Consider Before Building on your Lot

Dana Hoff / Getty Images Building a home can be exciting! Meeting with the architect and contractor to choose how your home will look and function for you and your family is a milestone in anyone’s life. Although, before you get excited about what is on the interior and exterior of your home – how […]

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10 Reasons Why Upsizing your Home Could be a Bad Idea

hikesterson / Getty Images When you ask most homeowners what their dream home looks like in their head it usually is a large home located on a sprawling estate with more room than any one family could use, right? If you are trying to find your dream home, or just planned to upsize from your […]

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10 Floor Plan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them In Your Home

Every homeowner has gone through it – you choose a home that you think will be ideal for you and your family and once you move into, you wonder, “why doesn’t this floor plan work for us?” Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the best floor plan to fit their needs. Whether you […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Downsizing into a Smaller Home

Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily are you are forced to move for job relocation or other life […]

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10 Quick Tips for House Features That Add Value

Your home’s exterior is often forgotten when selling your home. Many homebuyers make up their minds before setting foot inside your home, so you should keep this in mind as you prepare your home for the selling process. Before you miss out on potential homebuyers, let’s look at ways to add more value to your […]

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How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family

Where we choose to settle down and plant our roots is just as important as the home in which we cultivate our lives. A happy home is often so because of where the home is physically located.  As homebuyers, it is therefore equally as important to note that not only are you buying a home, […]

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Decorating Tricks to Make Your New House Welcoming and Cozy

Moving into a new house usually takes some time to adjust. But with a minimum amount of effort, the transition from one comfort zone to the next can be smooth and pleasant. Today’s post will present some decorating tips and tricks that should convert your new home into an oasis of relaxation for both you […]

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10 Things Buyers Should Know When Purchasing a New Home

Times are indeed tougher these days and we are all ardently watching our dollars. While banks are not as quick to lend money as they were a few years ago, this doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t consider purchasing a home if you don’t own one already. While the housing market is down, inventory is […]

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10 Easily Avoidable Factors Real Estate Professionals Say Devalue A Home

Buyers have an upper hand when purchasing a home in a down market with limited inventory.  As they survey the market, it’s important, as sellers to have the best possible product available.  In order do to that, you need to avoid factors that will devalue your home.  Many times, it is the buyer’s perception that […]

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10 Things Home Buyers Hate About Your Home!

You’re in the market for a new home, whether you need more space or less, you must first sell your present residence. One might think that the slow housing marking would potentially have buyers pounding at your door, but this is not necessarily the case. Prices are steady at the moment and seem not to […]

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Why Home Staging Could Give You the Edge in the Property Market

  elroyspelbos / Getty Images Selling or renting out your home is a pretty stressful situation no matter how you look at it. But in a world of economic uncertainty and fragile property markets, home owners are finding it increasingly difficult to seal the deal. With banks less likely to offer credit, high unemployment rates, […]

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How to Buy Furniture for Short-term Living Spaces

For many homeowners the reality of where their next home is, and where in the world takes them for business or pleasure can be world’s apart. For many, the reality of living in a home, or apartment for a few weeks or months at a time can be stressful to find furnishings, but also be […]

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Where to Store Belongings when Preparing to Sell your Home

When faced with the challenge of trying to sell your home, while you still live in it, any advice that will help your home show better will help, right? Many home sellers forget that you aren’t supposed to “look’ like you live in an overly cramped home! The only way to look the part is […]

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10 Ways to Make Every Room Appeal to Buyers

Let’s face it, when you are trying to sell your home, buyer appeal is the only appeal that matters! The difference between your competition’s house and yours can be huge.   If you want to impress your buyers then you have to take off the owner ‘hat’ and put on the buyer ‘hat’.  Walk through your […]

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15 Best Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

The value that you have in your home is the single most important reason why you own instead of rent a home. In the this recent economy of falling house values and unstable housing market statistics, every home owner should know how to put more value back into their homes. Although making home improvements is […]

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