25 Tips For Moving With Kids Or Pets

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Moving is stressful all on its own, but when you add in the complications that kids or pets (or both) can bring to the mix, it can feel downright impossible. Depending on the age of your children and whether...
19 Ideas To Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

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Even though humans are a species that builds and maintains our own shelter (also known as "homes"), we can all appreciate the beauty that the natural outdoors has to offer -- and indeed, there are entire...
Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail

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In a seller's market, it's easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they don't actually need a real estate agent to offload their homes. After all, there are buyers everywhere, and home prices...
17 Questions For Choosing A Plumber

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Finding and choosing a reliable plumber is one of those things that most homeowners know they should do at some point ... and they usually wait until there's an emergency to find someone, prioritizing...
23 Common Staging Mistakes that Sellers Make

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Staging a home isn't an exact science -- it's more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows throughout a home. If you're thinking that it doesn't sound easy, well, it isn't; there's a reason why...
How To Create An Urban Garden: 17 Considerations

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Gardening is good for the mind, body, and soul -- there's something about growing and caring for a plant that makes so many aspects of life feel richer. People who live in suburban or rural areas usually have...
19 Things To Consider When Buying A Vacation Home

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Taking a vacation somewhere you love can make you wonder what it would be like to own a vacation home there. It's only natural to dream about having an easily accessible dwelling that you can tap whenever you...
18 Tips For When You're Stuck In Escrow

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In real estate, escrow refers to the window of time in between a buyer's offer being accepted and meeting the seller at the closing table to sign the finance and title transfer documents and receive the keys...
12 Pet Owner Maintenance Musts

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Pets are a joy and a delight that help make our lives feel more meaningful -- but let's face it: The folks who have a problem with pets because of the mess and wear and tear on an average home kind of have a...
24 Green Upgrade Ideas For Your House

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Implementing some "green" upgrades in a home you own is almost always a great investment -- first, because it can often save you money as the homeowner, and second, because more and more buyers are looking for...