Real Estate Tips and Advice

What to Do With That Spare Wall In The Kitchen

WRITTEN BY BECKY HARRIS, 

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 Does your kitchen have a wall or a nook that's too far away from the action to be part of the work zones but could be perfect for something? The question always is what. These designers have made the most of that extra wall, outfi it with all kinds of useful and well-organized elements. 

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Three Percent Or 20 Percent - Which Is The Smarter Down Payment Strategy?

 WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI 

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The minimum down payment on an FHA loan is 3.5 percent, which makes it a popular choice among those who don't have the funds for a large down payment (and also those who don't meet the higher credit score requirements for other types of loans). And that's not even the lowest you can go.  

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What You Should Know Before Buying A Condominium

 WRITTEN BY REALTY TIMES STAFF 

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Condos were once thought of as homes that attracted singles or couples, often without children. But today, condos are growing in popularity and attracting families of all sizes.    Condos can be an excellent choice for the right buyers. Here are a few things that should considered before purchasing a condo. 

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Elements to consider so you can make the most of your media

 WRITTEN BY KERRIE KELLY, ASID 

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Most households have a room where the main activity is watching television. We're well beyond needing simply an electrical outlet and a pair of rabbit ears to entertain ourselves at home -- now, game consoles, cables, satellites, computer networks, streaming systems and stereo components can all communicate with your television   Read More

6 Important Things To Know About New-Home Upgrades

 WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI 

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Getting ready to buy a brand-new house? Moving into a home that no one has ever lived in before is incredibly exciting. So is picking out all your finishes so everything really suits you. But there are several important factors to keep in mind when it comes to the upgrades and options that are offered by the builder,  

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Personalize Your Entryway With These 8 Budget-Friendly Ideas

 WRITTEN BY LISA FREDERICK 

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It's always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I've been thinking that the outside of the house - and especially my front entry - deserves its share of the love. The entry may be the first impression  

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Is Brass Here To Stay... Again?

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI 

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 If you've been watching HGTV, flipping through interior design magazines, or touring model homes lately, you've probably seen one of today's hottest trends for home: brass. But is this interior design flashback just a blip or should you start ditching all that chrome, nickel, and stainless? 

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13 Magnificent Mansions To Buy

WRITTEN BY   JAYMI NACIRI 

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 At press time, Saturday's Powerball jackpot was sitting at $510 million - the eighth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Choose the cash option as the sole winner and you'd bank $324.2 million before taxes. If that kind of money has you daydreaming about buying a Jay-Z and Beyonce-like mansion, well, we're right there with you.  READ MORE

How To Simplify Your Next Move

 WRITTEN BY REALTY TIMES STAFF 

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 When you're selling your home, getting your belongings organized can seem like a low priority. You're dealing with finding the right real estate agent, the best time to list your home on the market, and maybe even house-hunting for a new place to live. 

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New Advances In Technology Make Going Green A Breeze

WRITTEN BY SARAH KELLNER 

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 Did you know that an automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand, which equals an average of six gallons less per cycle, or more than 2,000 gallons per year? Considering that an individual American uses about 2,000 gallons of water per month, that's a pretty significant number. 

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Rental Property Secure

WRITTEN BY REALTY TIMES STAFF 

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 Burglaries are a concern for all home owners, but for landlords, they are an even bigger risk. Households living in rental properties experience burglaries at a higher rate than other households, Department of Justice statistics show 


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Savvy Buyers Search Out 'Visual Disasters'

 WRITTEN BY PJ WADE 

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 Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount?

First-time buyers can be distracted by the superficial. They can be enticed to pay for dream-home fantasies or, alternatively, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gem—a visual disaster. 

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