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Whether you’re in the process of downsizing or simply looking to open up your home a bit, self-storage units offer a practical solution to the lack of space issue homeowners are faced with on a day-to-day basis. While factors such as security, cleanliness, temperature control, customer service and price will likely play a large role in determining which self-storage...

By Than Merrill

Now that the cold, wet dreariness of winter is in our rearview mirrors, it is time to rejoice in the “summery” outdoors. But what do you do if you’ve gotten so used to spending your days cooped up inside that you’ve forgotten how to take advantage of your backyard? The answer is simple: bring the...

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new place is both exciting and challenging, and that is especially true if it's your first time as a homeowner. Instead of allowing the process to overwhelm you, keep some tips in mind to help navigate through this exciting journey in your life. Don't Proceed Alone You don't need to take on the process of searching for and buying a home...

Traditionally, hardwood floors added warmth and natural beauty to the home. These days, hardwood competes with copycat laminates and engineered wood floors, which can cost less. Here are the differences between wood and wood-like flooring, according to Melissa Maker, host of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube. Hardwood – Hardwood flooring is made of solid, natural...

By Lee Flynn Elegantly designed exterior landscapes can greatly enhance the appearance, curb appeal and market value of almost any home or property. Even large-scale landscaping projects can often be completed with relatively little cost and may add several thousands of dollars to the market price of a home or other property. Advanced options, such as hardscaping...

If you’re looking to lift the curb appeal of your home, the solution may be written in stone. Homeowners are increasingly turning to manufactured stone veneer, a lower-cost alternative to natural stone siding, to spruce up the exterior of their homes. In Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, manufactured stone veneer ranked as the No. 1 bang-for-your-buck...

By Mike Putnam No matter what the real estate industry is doing as a whole, you want to get the most value out of your home when you sell. While you can’t control the housing market, you do have control over maximizing your property’s worth. Here are five ways you can get more money out of your home. 1. Get a Home Inspection Don’t wait for the buyer to request...

Home sellers are in an advantageous position this summer, with demand high and sales at their strongest in close to a decade. Planning to list your home in the coming weeks? Get the most for your house before the season’s up by making it accessible to buyers—with information. TWEET Every homebuyer wants...

Now that the dust has settled and your belongings are put away (just kidding, we know the boxes are still piled high in the basement!), it’s time to get a lay of the land. Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new location can be a fun adventure…so long as you’re ready to put in the work it takes to get acquainted...

Looking to get a little more for your real estate listing? Sure, you can paint that front door red and add a few flower beds, but curb appeal can only get you so far. One secret to asking more for your home, according to the professionals at Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, is having a pre-listing inspection. By understanding exactly what the issues are in your property,...