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By Kara Masterson When it comes to home renovations and remodeling projects, a load-bearing column can be a major obstacle. Whether you plan to construct your floor plan or layout around load-bearing support, incorporate a column into the surrounding decor or arrange to have it removed completely, there are plenty of options to consider when it comes to dealing with...

By Kara Masterson Buying land can open up many personal and financial opportunities for you. You can build your dream home on the land. You can also open up a store on the land. However, if you want to buy land, then you need to take the following steps: Find Land That Is for Sale Of course, the first thing you need to do is find land that's actually for sale. Several...

In today’s fast-paced real estate environment, agents have a host of tech tools at their disposal, including virtual home staging. However, if your client has the budget, and especially if your open houses have begun to pick up again, nothing beats a well-staged home. When you’re able to effectively stage a home, you’re able to highlight the best aspects of...

By Meghan Belnap Buying a home is all about getting the best deal. However, while you can negotiate prices on a home that's already built, if you're buying new, you're at the builder's mercy. Or are you? It's a common misconception that, if you're buying a new build, the prices are set in stone. The reality is there's quite a bit of wiggle room—if you know where...

Whether you are new to the social media marketing game or you are simply looking to increase engagement on your posts, hashtags are here to help. Not only do they help make your content discoverable on social media platforms, but hashtags, when used correctly, can boost your engagement, attract more leads to your profiles and maximize your marketing efforts. By...

As one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world, Instagram has become an essential place for businesses across all different industries to focus their marketing efforts. Brands can showcase their voice and tell a story in a visual, interactive and engaging way, all while connecting with their target audience. In the world of real estate, Instagram...

Did you buy or sell a home and need a temporary storage solution? If you need moving containers to transport your possessions from one location to another or to store stuff for a while, PODS could be the right choice. If you're considering moving with a PODS container, the cost will be an important consideration. Before jumping in and choosing one storage option...

If you've decided that it's time to upgrade to a different home or move to a new town, you'll likely need to sell your property. However, you shouldn't just put it on the market and hope for the best return. Rather, you should understand some of the main factors that can make or break the sale of your home. Here are several of them: Kitchen One of the most desirable...

As a real estate agent, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are some of the most important weapons in your marketing arsenal. However, utilizing these and other social media platforms effectively is critical if you want to garner potential leads and get eyeballs on your current listings. Social media is nothing new to real estate professionals; most agents...

Flipping houses has become popular in recent years, thanks to TV shows highlighting dramatic transformations and large profits. Whether it is a handyman’s hobby or a contractor’s livelihood, there are many opportunities to make money through this process. However, while it’s definitely possible to earn some extra cash by buying a house, renovating it and selling...