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As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself. Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in

Haggling over prices is a time-honored tradition in many countries, but American consumers aren’t particularly keen on negotiating. According to a 2013 survey by Consumer Reports, only 48 percent of buyers bargained on goods and services over the previous three years—although the same report found that 89 percent of the hagglers had at least one

The real estate sales process can be stressful and seemingly complicated. Even a relatively smooth process can take ample negotiations and may require weeks to pass before you can close on the transaction. Some deals are increasingly complicated, and major roadblocks may develop that threaten the entire project. These are a few of the more

Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your new house feel like home.   <A HREF=”http://rismedia.com/2017/09/04/best-upgrades-personalize-your-new-home/”

More and more millennials are buying homes, representing around 45 percent of all purchase loans, and most first-time millennial homebuyers are on a limited budget. While you may not be able to find the perfect home that checks every box on your dream home list, you can find a home you can improve on or

While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor before undergoing a remodel. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask for money upfront. Click Here for the rest of the story…

Moving With Kids

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The information in this report comes from NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and is about the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home. Forty-nine percent of buyers that have children consider a neighborhood based on the quality of the school districts and 43 percent choose a neighborhood by

The entryway is a significant space within a home — it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the whole vibe of the home. Buyers can form opinions on a home within seconds of opening that front door. Your clients can make a few simple changes to their entryways

Achieving the ideal indoor environment involves managing quite a few elements within the home. In addition to keeping you and your family comfortable, the right indoor air system regulates circulation and can keep allergens, various pests and irritants away from you, your family and your guests. Though many homeowners want to achieve the perfect home

Everyone loves seeing a vintage home. Their ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and sentiment is a kind of charm that modern place can’t reproduce. Of course, there’s a difference between an attractive vintage home and one that’s run-down and ugly. Whether you’re planning to purchase a historical home that has seen better days

High demand and low interest rates drove housing sales in 2016, and 2017 is shaping up to be another good year, albeit with a few minor caveats. While home prices for starter-to-midrange homes are pushing upward toward pre-recession peaks, especially in secondary markets, they’re stabilizing in higher-priced areas. Click Here for the rest of the

While house flipping can be very lucrative, you can lose everything with one bad decision. It’s important to approach this profession with caution and educate yourself as much as possible. Before you even dream of entering this field, you have to be great with your hands or at the very least well versed on the

Decks are great outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas, especially in the summertime, but they also need regular maintenance and checkups to stay in shape. Here are some tips to keep your deck looking its best: Click Here for the rest of the story…

Keeping your kitchen neat and orderly is possible, but it’s a family affair. Here are some easy ways to get the clutter and chaos under control. Keep It at Kid Level Place go-to snacks, utensils and dishware in lower cabinets and drawers so little ones can help themselves (when appropriate). Click Here for the rest

Don’t let the dead space under your stairs go to waste. Check out these ideas on how to put that tricky triangular spot to good use. Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects designed a surprisingly spacious home office under the stairs of this Greek Revival cottage in Austin. Who doesn’t love an office with a sloped ceiling?

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