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By Katie Laird Window treatments provide both form and function in your home—they can be a stylish statement, while also performing important tasks. Learn about the latest trends and functionality of popular window treatments to make a choice that works best in your home. The Improved Functionality of Today’s Window Treatments Whether you choose curtains, blinds...

By Brooke Nally If you’re into renovation projects, then updating and revamping your home can be a lot of fun. But before you get too excited about knocking down walls and setting up a custom movie room, you might want to consider resale value. Flashy renovations don’t always yield the best returns, so you’ll need to take care when picking projects. To make...

Did your invite for the Oscars get lost in the mail? Are you going to have to wait for another year to rub shoulders with celebrity A-listers and walk down the red carpet? Then why not throw your own Oscar party and treat yourself and your friends to a taste of the high life? This fun graphic from The Rug Seller will take you through every step you need to take in...

By Ryan Tyson Buying a house is only the first step in home ownership. Once you own the property, it will become your responsibility to keep it in good order through regular repairs and maintenance. It can be easy, however, to find yourself falling behind on the job and missing out on important things. Below is a list of suggestions for staying on top of home maintenance...

Never underestimate the importance of a pretty face…on your home or a client’s home. A curbside “facelift” is money well-spent, whether prepping to sell your house, increasing its equity-value, or just for your own pleasure. These new ideas and trends should get your creative juices flowing. Re-Think the Front Door REALTORS® have long advised that the front...

By Cary Teller While homeowners traditionally wait for spring to list their home—the peak home-shopping season—there are many good reasons to sell in the winter. Buyers shopping in winter usually have more urgency to buy quickly and a recent study even found that sellers net more on average above listing price in winter than spring, even in areas with very cold...

By Emma Sturgis Should you buy or rent? Most people ask themselves this question at one point or another, and there's no clear correct answer. Before you give up in frustration, take some time to ask yourself the following questions. How Stable is Your Lifestyle? Are you the kind of person who likes to stay in one place, or do you like to move around? If your life...

By Jonathan Deesing You’ve torn out the old carpet and replaced the kitchen cabinets, and your renovation is almost complete. Before you put everything back together, consider including some high-tech features on your list of remodeling must-haves. Adding a few new smart devices is a cinch when you’re in the process of remodeling—why not make a little room in...

Pool tables are often a fixture of basement remodeling; they’re a great way for children and adults to enjoy their time. However, installing these tables may not be as easy as one would think. Imagine finishing your basement remodel and realizing your spacing is off and you don’t have enough room to play. It’s a nightmare that happens far too often. Below we’ve...

By Kyla Stelling Now that the wedding is over, you and your spouse are ready for the next exciting milestone: home ownership. But there are so many factors you need to keep in mind and you want it to be a pleasant house hunting experience. The following are just a few things you should take into account when you’re in the market for a new home. Neighborhood Marriage...