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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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Get Your Spring Lawn Equipment Ready

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Monday, March 22, 2021

Get ready for spring time backyarding!

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How Paint Color Can Enhance Your Mood

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Your paint choices have a significant impact on your home. 

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5 Ways to Build More Equity in Your Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, February 26, 2021

Building equity can be easy. Every month you increase your home equity by making your mortgage payment. 

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Four Projects to Finish Before you Sell

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, February 12, 2021

Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers and help you make a great return on your investment.

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Greater Kitchen Storage is in Demand

Posted by: REALTOR® Magazine on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kitchen storage is a top priority among renovating homeowners, finds the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, based on a survey of more than 2,000 homeowners.

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Must-Have Amenities for a Healthier Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Your home can inspire you to improve your health and wellness.

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7 Reasons Why Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic.

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An Easy Guide to Virtual Home Tours

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, December 4, 2020

Virtual home tours have quickly become the new norm.

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5 Countertops That Are Worth the Upgrade

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Updating your kitchen can be a smart way to increase your home's worth.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood.

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Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, October 22, 2020

You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important.

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