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How to Make a Successful Offer in Today’s Housing Market

(StatePoint) Prospective homebuyers can get encouraged by the current market. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales today are to individual buyers compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor and cash deals were at their peak. Still, competition for housing is hot.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
3 things to look for when buying a new home
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you’re moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.

Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long? The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day.

Tuesday 09/13/2016
Lights out: 4 ways to prepare for a long outage after the storm
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - As winter storm season arrives, homeowners should be ready for power outages that last for days or even weeks. 

Monday 09/12/2016
Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - When you’re improving a bathroom, do you assume that luxury upgrades may look good but aren’t always good for the environment? Or that sensible, eco-friendly fixtures, finishes and materials will lack the aesthetic of more luxurious ones? Just a few decades ago, the assumptions might have been accurate, but today a plethora of luxury bathroom options perfectly marry good sense with great style.

Friday 09/09/2016
6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out
Updated: September 17, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Whether it’s the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don’t need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable, yet high-impact DIY projects will do the trick.

Thursday 09/08/2016
Buying a Home? Don’t Underestimate ‘Location, Location, Location’
Updated: September 09, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) If you are in the market for a home, you are probably weighing a range of factors, including size, amenities and architectural style. But experts say that the old adage “location, location, location” should never stray from one’s thoughts.   

Wednesday 08/31/2016
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Updated: September 08, 2016 - 1:31 am

Smart tips for buying a first-home that will be easy and affordable to personalize
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 1:31 am



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