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selling your home

Make Every Dollar Count When Selling Your Home

(ARA) – No matter how bad the real estate market seems to be these days, home sales do happen because people will always need a place to live. In fact, more than four million homes were sold in 2008. But with home values falling, today’s sellers are finding out every dollar counts when it […]

Successful Staging

Spruce Up and Clean Out to Turn On Prospective Home Buyers 

Selling your existing home?  With prospective buyers walking through every room, peering inside your closets and cupboards, you’ll want to make the best impressions possible.   Interior design professional Adrienne van Dooren offers several practical, do-able tips that will help you stage your humble abode […]

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

By Julie P. Hawkins

It’s a tough real estate market. Finding a good agent will make all the difference.

When the time comes to sell your home or purchase a new one, the amount of information to sort through can be overwhelming. It is worthwhile to have a licensed professional on your side to help you navigate […]

Swimming Pools and Real Estate Value

The Coolest Thing in New Home Construction

A pool surrounded by a sturdy deck of either concrete or wood and set in a nicely landscaped yard can provide hours of recreation and a beautiful backdrop to your home. Photo courtesy of Donna and Ron Kolb, Exposures Unlimited.

We’ve all heard that a built-in pool does nothing […]

Choosing A Neighborhood

By Cynthia Doggett

You know you want to build. You have your dream house plan in mind. But where?

Haven’t you heard? Location, is everything. In fact, location has the greatest effect on everything to do with your investment—in terms of property value and your family’s well-being. Choosing a neighborhood sounds easy enough, but there are […]