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Can Improvements Really Decrease your Home’s Value? The Answer is Yes.

7 home improvements that can actually decrease your home’s value, according to real estate experts When it comes to resale value, not all home improvements are created equal. In fact, some can even decrease your home value. BY TERRI WILLIAMS JULY 01, 2021 Your home’s resale value is (or at least should be) an important…

Posted: September 6, 2021 | View More »

Bye, Bye Bugs

7 Ways to Make Your Yard & Home a Bug-Free Zone Be the home on the block that bugs run from. Image: TLC Gardens/David Winger Photography A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s how to keep bugs away from your…

Posted: July 5, 2021 | View More »

Staging Your Closets

HOW TO STAGE YOUR CLOSETS BEFORE MAKING YOUR NEXT MOVE By: REBAC Staff Many homebuyers are on the move, trading their current home for another one. Buying and selling in quick succession can be challenging, at best. But everything will go better if you begin preparing as early as possible. One of the best places…

Posted: June 7, 2021 | View More »

Is it Cheaper to Build or Buy a House?

If you’ve been touring homes for sale, you might find yourself asking plenty of questions about how you might change them to better suit your style. What would it take to add another bathroom? Why did the seller choose those cabinets and that flooring for the kitchen? Could the deck be converted to an enclosed…

Posted: April 18, 2021 | View More »

Paint and Color Trends 2021

Paint and colors shape how we view the world around us, and how we view our homes in particular. After an unprecedented year that found many people spending more time at home than ever before, 2021 is poised to bring even more changes and trends to home decor than in recent years. Each year, Fixr…

Posted: March 5, 2021 | View More »

Say No To FSBO! 7 Risks Homesellers Take When They Go It Alone

In today’s market, the stakes are high, decisions are swift, and there is immense pressure on everyone in the transaction — which is why sellers need a real estate agent by their side BY CARA AMEER Today 2:00 A.M. It may be winter, but the temperature of many real estate markets around the country is 100…

Posted: February 2, 2021 | View More »

Looking to Buy a Home In 2021? Start This 9-Step Checklist Now

Make sure you’re ready to become a homeowner in the new year. Christy Bieber Buying a home can be exciting and fun, but it’s also a serious financial commitment and it’s one you need to be ready for. If you’re planning to purchase a house in 2021, you should get started ASAP. In particular, here…

Posted: January 11, 2021 | View More »

Bundle Up! Winter’s Home-Buying Game Has Changed. Here’s How To Win

Winter Home Buying; here’s the facts.

Posted: December 6, 2020 | View More »

Why This Winter’s ‘Slow’ Home-Selling Season May Be Hotter Than Ever

By Erica Sweeney | Nov 2, 2020   Winter is traditionally real estate’s slow season. Between the cold weather and the holidays, the housing market typically plunges into a hibernation of sorts, with both buyers and sellers shelving any major real estate moves until spring. This winter’s real estate market, however, is shaping up to be unlike any other…

Posted: November 9, 2020 | View More »

Factors to Think about Before Your Next Home Purchase

10 RESALE VALUE FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING YOUR NEXT HOUSE By: REBAC Staff Posted: 09/07/2020 Twitter Facebook LinkedIn   When you are shopping for a home, selling it later may not cross your mind. But it should! Purchasing a home is a major investment. You want your new house to meet your current needs while also providing…

Posted: October 2, 2020 | View More »

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5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

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