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What to Know About Home Inspections

Posted by: What to Know about Home Inspections on Thursday, May 5, 2022

Home inspections can play a big role in whether your homebuying (or selling) efforts are successful.

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Make Everyday Earth Day

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Friday, April 22, 2022

Everyday can be Earth Day in your backyard!

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Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, April 7, 2022

It seems like more and more people are investing in real estate lately. But is it right for you?

 

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12 Smart Ideas for Dealing With the Paint Shortage

Posted by: Leanne Potts on Thursday, March 24, 2022

The latest supply chain problem is a paint shortage. More specifically, house paint. Interior, exterior, latex, and oil. All colors. All brands. Primer is in short supply, too. 

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4 Inspiring Kitchen Upgrades Trending Now

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

For many households, the kitchen tends to be one of the most-used spaces in the home. 

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How Smart Technology Can Be a Selling Point

Posted by: Melissa Dittman Tracey on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

You often judge a house by it’s good looks. But guess what? Now you can also judge it by its IQ!

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Color at Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, February 10, 2022

If you’re thinking of updating, remodeling or repairing your home this year, it’s time to start planning and remember, don't overlook color!

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How to Prepare for Your Home Search

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Whether you were outbid on every home you liked or you never found the right fit because of limited inventory, you probably encountered a few challenges if you tried to buy a home this year.

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Winter Curb Appeal Checklist

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Creating curb appeal is an important factor in real estate, but it can be challenge to achieve during winter.

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6 Reasons to Get Outside, Even in Winter

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Thursday, December 30, 2021

Winter can be challenging, but cold temps are no excuse to hibernate inside during the cold weather months.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

Posted by: Andrea Orr for Houselogic.com on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Dryer fires are a real and very scary hazard, and they most often originate in the metal tube between your dryer and the wall. 

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6 Home Office Trends to Watch

Posted by: REALTOR® Magazine on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The home office is one of the most coveted spaces in a home. Find out what styles are trending for this room or how to create one when square footage is tight.

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4 Key Questions About Down Payments

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, November 18, 2021

How much do you need to put down? Do current market conditions change anything for you? Even the most basic questions aren’t always easy to answer.

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Great curb appeal can make a big difference when selling a home.

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5 Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Knowing what buyers want and making a few smart updates can help make your home more marketable and improve your selling price.

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Don't Skip These 5 Fall Maintenance Tasks

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Your home is a huge investment — an investment you’ll want to protect for the long haul.

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How to Make the Most of Your Home Equity

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, September 30, 2021

Home equity is a powerful thing.

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6 Emerging Home Trends to Watch

Posted by: Melissa Dittmann Tracey on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

With more time spent on activities in the home, flexible design is becoming increasingly important to homeowners.

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Fall is Your Time

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Identifying your backyarding personality type is an important first step in creating a backyard that supports your family’s needs and desires.

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Don't Skip These 6 Smart Moving Tips

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, August 19, 2021

No matter how much you prepare and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful. 

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

Posted by: Kathy Butts on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Remodeling your bathroom can be a great investment.

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Why Working With an Agent is So Important

Posted by: Kathy Butts on Thursday, July 22, 2021

Home renovation shows may be entertaining, but they’re not always accurate.

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New Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes in Your Yard

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The trend of spending more time in the family yard – a.k.a. “backyarding” – is good for our health and well-being. 

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4 Common Questions About Closing Costs

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, June 24, 2021

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. 

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Hot Home Trend: A Color 'Bomb' of Yellow

Posted by: Melissa Dittmann Tracey on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A bright, bold yellow is a 2021 Color of the Year!

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3 Big Housing Decisions You May Face

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. 

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5 Tips for Building a Home Wish List

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, May 13, 2021

Identifying your needs and wants will help make your homebuying journey smooth and efficient.

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6 Ways Sellers Can Improve Curb Appeal

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Curb appeal is about more than just the first impression a property makes. Don't overlook the potential your backyard can make on buyers.

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Backyarding is a Trend That's Here to Stay

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The pandemic thrust us into a new reality, and the backyard has a starring role.

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How to Make Your Best Offer on a Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, April 2, 2021

Making the right offer is crucial when you have your eye on a home. 

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