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    5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less

    (BPT) - Low interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now.

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    7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers

    (BPT) - Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is "just right." While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale.

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    A smarter way to buy a home

    (BPT) - Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree.

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Monday 05/22/2017
10 tips to save money, cut stress when buying or selling a home
Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:32 am

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Thursday 05/18/2017
Want to catch homebuyers' eyes? Follow 5 easy steps to a lush lawn
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home's interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it's the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Looking to make a few changes around the house? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference on the look of your home and how you feel living in it. But unless you’re a color expert, it’s hard to know what colors are best among the endless array of options. A great place to start is by understanding the psychology behind various colors, so that you can achieve the look and create the effect you want in each room.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Easy DIY projects to prepare your home for sale
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for more money, CBS News recommends listing when the market begins to heat up in May. To accomplish these goals, it's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to spend money on expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services.

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Monday 05/08/2017
Black is the new black: Black makes a comeback as a major home improvement trend
Updated: May 16, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Grays, browns, taupes — after decades of neutral-colored shingles dominating entire neighborhoods, homeowners are turning to the dark side. Home improvement experts agree black roofs are making a comeback, offering a sleek alternative that boosts curb appeal and enhances design elements.

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Tuesday 05/02/2017
2017 Homebuyer Insights Report [Infographic]
Posted: May 02, 2017

(BPT) - Younger buyers understand the long-term benefits of homeownership. In fact, millennials who have become homeowners are buying what they can afford now, and are planning to purchase their dream home in the future. Learn more about current trends among modern homebuyers in this infographic.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Add living space to your home with an easy patio makeover
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
Changing weather patterns leave homeowners underinsured
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and locations of natural disasters — including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires — during the past decade.

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Monday 04/24/2017
Survey: African-Americans passionate about homeownership, but fewer own homes
Updated: May 02, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - More than any other demographic group, African-Americans perceive homeownership as an integral component of the American Dream, and a way to build security and wealth for their families, according to a recent survey.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces
Updated: April 28, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think.

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