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3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the “sharing economy” and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) and VRBO (owned by HomeAway, which is now owned by Expedia). Today, renting a room in your house (or the entire house) to unknown travelers isn’t an outlandish concept. Short-term rentals provide an income opportunity for owners and a unique

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the “sharing economy” and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) and VRBO (owned by HomeAway, which is now owned by Expedia). Today, renting a room in your house (or the entire house) to unknown travelers isn’t an outlandish concept. Short-term rentals provide an income opportunity for owners and a unique

11 Surprising Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Buying Your First Home

1. Never just randomly pick the first real estate agent you meet. cheezburger.com Don’t just go with your cousin because she begged you. There’s a lot to consider when choosing an agent. It’s recommended that you interview at least three before selecting the one who’s best for you. 2. Get a CLUE (report). vimeo.com / Via gifamerica.com The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (or CLUE) is a free database that lists every insurance loss filed for a home over a seven-year period. It could help you avoid buying a home that’s

Miracle Treat Day

Buy a Blizzard from DQ, Make a Miracle!! This Thursday, July 27th!!

On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment.  Help participating DQ restaurants help local kids by purchasing a Blizzard Treat on Thursday, July 27*.  For more than 10 years, the DQ system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day. In 2016, thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores and our Fans, over $4 million was donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United

Hot Home Trend to Watch: The Two-Toned Kitchen

Two-toned colored kitchens are gaining popularity this year. White and gray painted cabinets are dominating kitchen color schemes, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends survey conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  Particularly gray-toned kitchen cabinets are seeing a surge in popularity lately.   Other colors are getting mixed in too, adding a little more pizzazz to kitchen design. For example, the surrounding kitchen cabinets may be white and then the center island may feature gray cabinets.

First Half of 2017 Ends with Record Sales, Prices (Infographic)

July RE/MAX National Housing Report on MLS Data from 53 Metro Areas July 14, 2017 DENVER – Halfway through 2017, the U.S. housing market is on pace for another record year as four of the last six months have topped same month sales from 2016, according to the July 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report. June home sales were 1.4% higher than June 2016, which was previously the month with the most home sales in the nine-year history of the report.

The Best Homes for ‘Porching’

Porching is gaining a following. And as the summer heats up, who doesn’t want to hang out on a cozy, stylish front porch or veranda while reading, sipping wine, or saying “hello” to neighbors as they pass by? Some houses were just made for porching too. Check out some of these homes that offer some of the best porching across the country. Palmetto Bluff South Carolina Lowcountry Palmetto Bluff touts itself as the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast.

Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight

Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Vinyl can get a bad rap. Often it’s confused with linoleum and conjures up memories of outdated, cheap 1980s flooring rolled out in sheets. But lately, vinyl is showing itself as anything but “cheap” looking. It can be laid out in planks, tiles, and sheets and it’s getting some trendy looks. The vinyl flooring industry is booming as new designs resemble the look of real hardwoods, but without

Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off

Home Staging Pays Off By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers – boosting the value of their property and selling quickly. However, there are sellers who are hesitant and still need convincing that home staging – whether occupied or vacant –  is a worthwhile investment, even in a hot market.

5 Tips for Getting Over “The One That Got Away”

Imagine you finally find the house of your dreams. It has everything you hoped for in a home, from the right countertops to the right landscaping. You spend hours envisioning the parties you’ll throw in the backyard and the baths you’ll take in the clawfoot tub. But fate intervenes. For some unfortunate reason – perhaps a fierce bidding war or a fickle owner who decides to stay put – deal falls through. How do you recover? Here are some tips.

Staging Tips for Small Rooms

Staging Tips for Small Rooms By Justin M. Riordan When selling a house, small rooms can lead to big problems. Staging can be the key to making a small room look functional and help entice buyers to put an offer on your property. Living Rooms – Proving your living room can fit a full size sofa is of upmost importance. A love seat is an immediate red flag for most buyers as one cannot lie down on a love seat.