de-clutter

The 4 Best Books for Beating Clutter

  1.The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo This book is a New York Time’s #1 bestseller, and for good reason. Marie Kondo is a Japanese cleaning consultant, and she uses The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  to share her KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing things
Housing Market

Three Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to List Your Home for Sale

Housing market conditions are challenging for buyers in many parts of the country; sellers, meanwhile, are finding the market favorable. Inventory levels are low and sales prices are high. In some markets, multiple offers have become prevalent. And in a blow to first-time buyers everywhere, fewer affordable homes are coming onto the market. Despite all
Home Security

10 Home Security Mistakes That Attract Burglars

 A home burglary occurs once every 15 seconds in the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Some homeowners assume it won’t happen to them, or that if it does, their insurance policy will reimburse them for the cost of any stolen goods or damaged property. The fact is that home burglaries

No Space? Try Container Gardening

The beauty of container gardening is that it doesn’t require a lot of space to get great results. Many different types of plants such as annual and perennial flowers, vegetables, and herbs can be successfully grown in the smallest corners of patios or balconies. All that’s needed is an area that provides about five hours
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Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

Do you have a small patio? Do you think its size is limiting what you can do with the space? Don’t worry, it probably has a lot more potential than you think! From the influx of urban dwellers to empty-nesters in transition to even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United
Housing Market

2017’s Housing Market Predicted to Beat Expectations

The economy’s growth rate was slow for the beginning of 2017—consumer spending and inventory investment were both down—but the housing market remained strong. The resilience of the market was attributed in part to an increase in the demand for homes fueled by lower interest rates. In addition, unemployment fell to its lowest level since 2001.
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Always Start Your Home Search with Preapproved Financing

Today’s real estate market moves swiftly. Often, buyers find they need to act quickly to avoid missing out on their perfect home. In today’s market, sellers are receiving multiple offers, allowing them the luxury of choosing an offer that’s to their exact liking. So, what can buyers do to increase their chances of enticing sellers