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2020's Top Home Trends and Features to Start the Decade Off Right
Posted Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 11:16 am
Millennial Pink? Anything but that! Word art? We're so over it. Please, whatever you do—no more shiplap! So what are the top home trends and features of 2020? What are going to be the most popular ...

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The 5 Best Home Improvement Projects to Do This Winter
Posted Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:59 pm
The coldest months of the year may not seem like the best moment for home improvements, but experts say that, on the contrary, winter is actually the ideal time to tackle certain projects. Only wh...

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These 8 Black-Thumb Mistakes Will Kill Your Houseplants This Winter
Posted Thu, Jan 16th 2020 2:04 pm
Many of us have been inspired by the gorgeous houseplants of Instagram—enough so to rush out and spend oodles creating "jungalows" of our own. But with winter in full swing, we proud plant owners a...

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6 Life-Changing Products That'll Modernize Your Garage
Posted Tue, Jan 14th 2020 2:36 pm
The garage used to be the most neglected part of the home, typically serving as storage for vehicles, holiday decorations, and buyer’s remorse purchases. But more and more, people are recognizing t...

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There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House
Posted Thu, Jan 9th 2020 1:16 pm
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George R...

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Big Demand for Small Homes
Posted Tue, Jan 7th 2020 1:30 pm
Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been sh...

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Americans Are Taking Cash Out of Their Homes—And It Is Costing Them
Posted Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:54 pm
Many U.S. homeowners who need cash are taking it out of their properties. The trade-off: higher interest rates. Over the past two years, a big chunk of homeowners took on higher interest rates whe...

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Happy New Year!
Posted Tue, Dec 31st 2019 8:48 am

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Buying a Foreclosure? 4 Reasons Why You Probably Still Need a Buyer's Agent
Posted Tue, Dec 31st 2019 8:42 am
In a home foreclosure sale, the seller is actually a bank or mortgage lender. In this scenario, the lender has seized a property from the previous owners who were unable to pay their mortgage. Now,...

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12442 Quaker Rd: AMAYzing New 3 Bedroom Home!
Posted Mon, Dec 30th 2019 2:56 pm
12442 Quaker Road Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1939442 - Single Family Say Hello to your A-MAY-zing New Home – a brand spanking new 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher on 1.5 acres just waiting for you to move...

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Top 10 Flooring Trends for 2020: Tile, Terrazzo, and Beyond
Posted Thu, Dec 26th 2019 10:40 am
Still have shag carpet in your spare bedroom? Cracked bathroom tile or scratched-up hardwood? Hey, it's probably time to get new floors. More than 30% of homeowners cited flooring as what they dis...

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Merry Christmas!
Posted Wed, Dec 25th 2019 7:00 am

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7 Crucial Steps to Take When Listing Your Vacation Home on Airbnb
Posted Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 9:10 am
Owning a vacation home isn't only your own personal escape hatch from the real world. Thanks to the explosion of short-term rental sites like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway, having your vacation home u...

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U.S. Existing Home Sales Decreased 1.7% in November
Posted Thu, Dec 19th 2019 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON—Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined more than expected in November, the second drop in three months and a sign limited inventory is likely constraining would-be home buyers. E...

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10 Last-Minute, Alternative Tree Ideas That'll Make You Forget All About the Real Thing
Posted Tue, Dec 17th 2019 1:54 pm
The holidays came fast this year, and no one would blame you if picking out the absolutely perfect Christmas tree wasn’t at the top of your to-do list. Alternative trees have been trending for quit...

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Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now
Posted Thu, Dec 12th 2019 11:37 am
Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer...

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12436 Quaker Rd: Say Hello to Your New Home Sweet Home!
Posted Thu, Dec 12th 2019 9:58 am
12436 Quaker Road Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1934426 - Single Family Welcome to your new Home Sweet Home! Brand new, never been lived in, open floor plan rancher situated on 1.5 acres offering lots...

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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership
Posted Tue, Dec 10th 2019 3:05 pm
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. He...

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The Biggest Changes Coming in 2020 Real Estate—and What Buyers and Sellers Need to Do
Posted Thu, Dec 5th 2019 8:21 am
Ten years ago, many homeowners were desperately hoping to hang on to their homes. Others were doing everything they could just to scare up potential buyers. Meanwhile, said buyers were struggling t...

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I Don't Have Money for Updates; Should I Offer a Discount When Selling My Home?
Posted Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 10:26 am
When your home is on the market, it needs to stand out from the crowd. And certain features like beautifully appointed open kitchens or impeccable hardwood floors are great at drawing eyeballs for ...

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