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Caitlin S. Parenteau, ABR®, PSA
Caitlin S. Parenteau
REALTOR® Sales Associate, ABR®, PSA
C. 973.224.4820 | O. 973.729.6111
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Coldwell Banker Realty
24 White Deer Plaza
Sparta, NJ 07871
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  • Making Your Living Room a Cozy Escape During the Cold Months

    With a little creativity and the right accessories, your living room can become a warm refuge from the cold. Click through to learn some simple ways to make your living room a cozy escape this winter.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Do I Price My Home Correctly Right off the Bat?

    There is an art to pricing a home to sell. If it’s too high, you might limit the number of potential buyers; if it’s too low, they may think something is wrong with the house. Click through for 3 ways to price your home right from the beginning.

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  • How to Extend the Life of Your Home's Major Systems

    Expand the life of your home's major systems with these tips. Click through to learn what you should be doing each season to keep your house operating at peak efficiency.

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  • What Is an Active Adult Community?

    If you're looking to move during retirement, or right-size after your kids move out, you'll find that there are several types of specialized options for older adults. Click through to learn whether active adult communities could be the right option for you.

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  • Where Should You Install Home Insulation?

    Whether you live in Maine or Texas, you need to keep your home insulated. Good insulation keeps your home from getting too hot or too cold. Click here to learn more about the places in your home where you should install insulation.

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  • Types of Fireplaces To Consider for Your Home

    Keeping warm in the wintertime is serious business. While you're deciding, it's helpful to consider the types of fireplaces most commonly found in homes across the country. Click through to learn more about fireplaces.

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  • Get Property Valuation Ranges -- and More -- with Our AVM Program!

    Do you want to know about how much your property is worth? Or the value range of a property you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

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  • With N360, Get the Details on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Know How Much Home Your Budget Can Afford?

    Every homebuyer should have a clear vision of how much they can afford when they start house hunting. Click through for buyer guidelines to ensure that you don't go beyond your budget when shopping for a new home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying a Property With an HOA?

    Buying a home in an HOA certainly has its advantages, but it’s important to read the fine print. Click through for 4 items you must investigate before buying a property with an HOA.

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  • What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

    There may be nothing worse than a plumbing emergency. A leak in your walls can lead to major damage. Trouble with your toilet can be especially problematic. Click through to learn how to handle plumbing emergencies.

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  • Build a Better Laundry Room

    The laundry room is a space that often is forgotten in the home’s overall design. But no matter where your washer and dryer are located, you can make the space much more user-friendly. Click through to see ways to build a better laundry room.

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  • 5 Ways to Fake a Green Thumb This Spring

    Want beautiful flowers and vegetables in your garden this spring, but don’t know if your horticulture skills matches your vision? Click through to learn how to show off your almost green thumb this spring!

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  • Wishing You a Valentine’s Day That Has Never Been Sweeter

    Share your Valentine's Day with the ones you love the most. From our team to yours, we wish you a happy Valentine’s Day. Click through for a special Valentine's Day greeting.

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  • With New Online AVM Program, Uncover Property Valuation Ranges

    Maybe you want to know about that property you're thinking of buying. Or you just want to know the valuation range for your own property. Click through to access an AVM online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • Home Decorating Tips for Spring

    Spring is in the air. Mornings are still crisp and cool, but the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. There is nothing like the promise of springtime. So how do you reflect spring in your decor? Click through to see how to add a little spring flair to your home.

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  • Can You Lower Your Property Taxes?

    Many homeowners believe their property taxes are etched in stone and that the rates calculated in municipal offices cannot be changed. Click through to learn how your town arrives at your tax rate and how you may be able to change it.

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  • Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers

    Can you take a plain bathroom and make it majestic? The transformation might be easier than you think. With some paint, accessories and imagination, you can do anything. Click through to learn about a few dramatic bathroom makeover ideas for your home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Will Divorce or Death Affect My Home-Sale Taxes?

    The profit you make when selling a home is called "gain" and Uncle Sam may be able to get a piece of it. However, there are some additional rules if you get divorced or become a widow. Click through for everything you need to know about home-sale taxes when divorce or death has occurred.

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  • Our Super Online N360 Program: Learn About Any Address, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Figuring Out How to Buy a Condo

    Buying a condo is not exactly the same as buying a traditional house. You need to know the differences, so you don't get hung up on your way to closing. Click through for some tips to make sure your condo purchase goes smoothly.

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  • Celebrate This Easter With A Heart Filled With Peace, Joy And Cheer

    Wishing a happy Easter to you and your family. May it be filled with many colorful treats! Click through for a special Easter greeting.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is My Home's Lack of Curb Appeal Turning Away Buyers?

    The exterior of your home has a big impact on how fast your home sells. Avoid curb appeal mistakes before putting it on the market. Click through for 5 mistakes you might be making, which could be causing a slower sale of your home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Do You Have a Good Scenario for Selling Your Home?

    Have you ever wondered if there is some secret to selling you home? Are there tried-and-true methods to getting a home on the market and selling it quickly and painlessly? Click through for the best times to sell a home. 

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  • Choosing Window Treatments

    Windows do a lot for your home, but can you do more for them? What window treatments do you want to use? Click through to learn about the different types of popular window treatments to help you decide.

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  • 4 Tips to Keep Your Home Clean on a Schedule

    A clean home is not only a happy home but also a healthy home. Click through to learn how to get started on a cleaning regimen that will easily keep your home organized, sanitized and sparkling clean.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

    When selling your home, it's important to make a good first impression in order to garner the interest of potential buyers and get your home sold quickly. Click through to learn how to set the stage for a quick home sale.

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  • Big Trends in Showers and Tubs

    The bathroom is not only a necessary room but also one that should evoke a sense of calm and serenity. You spend a lot of time in this space, so it should reflect a feeling you love. Click through to learn more about the big trends in showers and tubs.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Think You're Ready to Relocate?

    Moving to a new place can be exciting, but you should be sure that you’ve considered all of the pros and cons in advance. Click through to make sure you’ve thought about these 5 essential factors in your relocation plans.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Do I Avoid Disaster When Flipping a Home?

    A lot of TV shows make flipping a house look like a simple way to make a quick buck. But it can turn into a nightmare very quickly. Click through for 3 things to look out for when deciding if you should flip a home. 

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  • Bring the Outdoors Indoors with Plants and Natural Decor

    Nature is relaxing. But it’s not always feasible to be outdoors. Can you bring the outdoors in using plants and natural décor? Click through to learn how to decorate with natural materials to create an outdoor feel inside.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Stuck in a Multiple Bidder Situation?

    When bidding on a home you've fallen in love with, don't let a multiple bidder situation discourage you from putting forth your best effort. Click through for a quick list of ways to make your offer stand out from the rest.

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  • Is Carpet In or Out?

    When you’re considering your next home, you probably have an image of the flooring in mind. Do you prefer carpet or a hard floor material like wood or tile? Click through to learn whether carpet is in or out in home design right now.

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  • Clever Nursery Storage Ideas

    Introducing a new baby into your life can be chaotic. Ensuring that your nursery is organized can help everyone adjust to this transition. Click through to learn about clever nursery storage ideas you can implement before the baby arrives.

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  • 4 Smart Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

    Spice things up in the dreary winter months to sell your home faster with these smart tips. Click through to learn how you can sell your house even during the coldest, darkest months.

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  • Wishing You an Abundantly Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday

    Have a memorable Thanksgiving! Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of family and the abundance of the holiday season. Click through for a special Thanksgiving greeting.

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  • Tasteful Seasonal Decorating

    It's the end of a rough year. More than ever, you may want to celebrate and add a little pop to the exterior of your home. You don't have to go overboard to make an impression. Click through to learn how some tasteful decorating tips can make your home a showpiece.

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  • Is This Your Situation: I'm a Home Buyer/Seller Navigating Multiple Offers

    If you are looking to buy a home, you may find yourself up against multiple bids, and if you are selling, you may have several offers to weigh. Click through to learn what you should do in a multiple offer situation. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Much Will It Cost to Stage My Home?

    If you’re in the midst of selling your home and looking to attract potential buyers, home staging has become a popular sales tool for a successful showing. Click through for information on ways to stage your home and what costs are involved.

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  • Consider Resale Possibilities When Buying A House

    Whether buying your first or third home, features that boost resale value should play a part in your purchase decision. Click through for a list of what's hot and what's not when trying to sell a house as well as items that are quickly becoming must-haves.

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  • Bathroom Sink Trends: From Pedestals to Basins

    A sink in the bathroom is a necessity. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be decorative as well as functional. How do you choose a sink for your bathroom? Click through to learn about some of the most popular bathroom sink trends.

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  • 4 Organizational Hacks from the Experts

    Home organization is all the rage. From Marie Kondo to The Home Edit, the experts have plenty of great ideas to try on your own. Click through to learn some organizational hacks that will help you stay neat and tidy.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Preparing for the Final Walkthrough on a New Home

    In many cases, the final walkthrough will be one of the last things you do before the sale of your new home is finalized. Click through to know exactly what you can expect from the final walkthrough.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Make Sure Your Remodeling Pays off When It’s Time to Sell?

    Is it a good time to remodel? Make sure you have all the facts. Click through for a deeper dive into cost versus value and whether or not your remodeling efforts are paying off.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Fast Track the Sale of Your Home?

    A fast sale is every seller's top priority, but this is one task easier said than done. Luckily, we've rounded up some easy tips to help you achieve it. Click through for 3 ways to fast track the sale of your home.

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  • May the luck of the Irish be with you this Saint Patrick's Day

    May the luck of the Irish be with you all year long! Hoping your Saint Patrick’s Day is full of cheer and good fun. Click through for a special greeting.

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  • Gardening Tips for Someone Without a Green Thumb

    For a lot of people, gardening is easier said than done. How can you improve your landscaping when plant care isn’t your strong suit? Click through for gardening tips when you don’t have a green thumb.

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  • 6 Easy Tips to Improve Your Bathroom

    For most people, the bathroom is the smallest room in the house. People often struggle to balance storage with aesthetics, but it doesn’t have to be one or the other. Click through to learn 6 easy bathroom tips that will improve your bathroom design.

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  • 7 Reasons You Need a Shed

    A shed can vastly improve your relationship with storage in your own home. There are countless reasons a shed will benefit you. Click through to learn about 7 reasons you need a shed.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Do I Need to Disclose to the Buyer Before Selling My Home?

    There are a number of things a seller must clarify to the buyer before selling their home. Click through to learn the seven legal requirements sellers are responsible for.

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  • 5 Home Renovation Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes

    Just about anyone can complete a home fix-up project that doesn’t lead to sky-high costs, lengthy timelines and extra effort. Click through for home renovation projects that can be done in less than 20 minutes.

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  • Proper Care for a Perfect Deck

    A deck is the perfect place to entertain outdoors or enjoy your yard. But how do you maintain your deck to ensure that it will provide years of enjoyment? Click through for a basic guide to deck maintenance.

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  • How To Pay Off a Mortgage Sooner

    More than two-thirds of American homeowners took out a mortgage to finance their home purchase. Click through to learn how a mortgage lessee can make their last mortgage payment sooner.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Scoping out Rural Properties for Sale?

    Buying property is a different ball game depending on what part of the country you live in. A home in the country is different from your typical suburban home. Click through to prepare yourself for buying a rural property with these six items to consider.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering If You Should Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home?

    Some people suggest getting a home inspection before selling a home, but is this really necessary? Click through to consider both sides of the argument to figure out whether or not you need to get a home inspection before selling your house this year.

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  • 4 Ways to Save on Utility Bills in the Hot Summer Months

    Most of us love the summertime. The hot sunny weather comes as a welcomed guest after the cold winter season, but sometimes we all need a little help cooling off. Click through to learn how to adjust to the changes in temperature without escalating utility costs.

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  • Everything You Need to Grill at Home

    Whether you’re throwing hotdogs or hamburgers on the grill or smoking a pork shoulder, grilling is popular. But how do you know if you have everything you need to get started? Click through to see what you need to grill at home.

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  • Capital Gains and Home Sales

    Before you sell your home, it's important to understand the tax implications. The situation is complicated, so you need to review the details to make sure you get the full benefits. Click through to discover the tax code rules on capital gains and gain exclusions.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Way to Test a Property's Condition

    If you're considering buying a house that's more than a few years old, there may be some hidden problems that you'll want to uncover before making a purchase offer. Click through for 5 easy tests to check a property's condition.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Preparing to Put Your House on the Market?

    Many people plan to put their home on the market this spring. Click through to find out what you can do now, so you and your home will be ready for it to go on the market later.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Considering a Fixer-Upper for Your Next Home?

    Buying a fixer-upper is not for everyone. Click through to discover some questions you should ask yourself.

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  • Happy Independence Day! Wishing You a Sparkling 4th of July

    Wishing you a safe, fun and happy 4th of July! Freedom has its life in the hearts, actions and spirit of the American people. Click through for a special Independence Day greeting.

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  • You’ll Love These 7 Kitchen Hacks

    Finding a better or easier way to improve your kitchen can elevate a merely functional space to the next level. Which kitchen hacks can help you achieve an efficient structure and design? Click through to learn about 7 kitchen tips for your home.

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  • Making the Best Use of Your Basement

    Basements can either be amazing additions to your living space or dark, damp nightmares. You have several options to improve this often-overlooked area. Click through to see ways to make the best use of your basement.

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  • Tips for a Quicker End to Your Mortgage

    All homeowners look forward to the day when their mortgages end. With a little planning, you can make that day come sooner. Click through for some advice on how to pay off your mortgage sooner than you expected.

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  • What Are the Basics of Home Insurance?

    Home insurance protects your home and possessions against damage or theft. Click through to learn how to decide which level of coverage is right for you.

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  • Tomorrow's Kitchen: What Are the Big Trends?

    The kitchen is the hub of the house. Whether you're hosting parties or having dinner with the family, you'll find that people always gravitate toward the kitchen. Click through to learn what's hot in kitchens this year.

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  • 6 Simple DIY Projects

    Looking for a simple home upgrade that won't have you calling a contractor? Or do you just want to try a new type of project? Click through for six simple jobs you can do on your own.

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  • The 5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

    We all want to improve our homes as much as our budgets allow. But which improvements actually add to the home's value? They may not be what you think! Click through to learn how to think strategically about improving your home.

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  • Kitchen Ideas for Busy Families

    The kitchen is often the hub of the house. Not only do you use it to cook meals, but it can also be a gathering spot and a place to work from home or finish schoolwork. But how do you plan your kitchen around your busy family? Click through for a few kitchen ideas to make your kitchen a great space.

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  • Built-in Storage Solutions

    When buying a home, the age-old question is "Will there be enough room for my stuff?" While organizing and downsizing ideas are very popular, there are certainly some things you'll need to store. Click through to see a few built-in storage ideas for your home.

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  • Learn About Your Neighborhood -- Or One You're Moving To -- with N360

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics, housing data, school info and neighborhood amenities. Take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through and become a neighborhood expert!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Shopping for Mortgage Financing for the First Time?

    Ready for some good news? Even big financial missteps don't have to prevent you from landing mortgage financing. Click through to learn how you can get financing for your dream home.

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  • Property Estimates and More with Our AVM Program

    Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Not Sure How to Jump Start the Home-Buying Process?

    Before you sign a purchase contract, Click through to arm yourself with the answers to these five need-to-know questions for homebuyers.

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  • 5 Tips for Reducing Your Heating Bill This Winter

    Lowering your heating bill and making your home warmer in the winter is as easy as a few simple steps. Click through for some money-saving tips you can use as blizzards rage outside.

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  • Which Paint Finish Is Right for Your Room?

    Once you've decided on the color for your paint, there is still another decision to make. Paint finishes are very different from one another, and each has its place. Click through to find out which paint finish is best for your room.

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  • Kitchen Countertop Materials

    Your kitchen needs to be as functional as it is beautiful. This means your kitchen counters need to be durable and work for your space. Click through to see what countertop materials are popular right now.

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  • What To Do With a Dark Hallway To Make It Pop

    If you don't want to live in a haunted mansion, a dark hallway can feel like a frightening thing. But there are ways to brighten it up. Click through to see a few tricks for making your dark hallway pop.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering What Your Buying Power Is?

    How can you calculate your buying power so you can determine how much house that you can afford to purchase? Click through to learn about the mathematics of making a home purchase.

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  • May the luck of the Irish be with you this Saint Patrick's Day

    May the luck of the Irish be with you all year long! Hoping your Saint Patrick’s Day is full of cheer and good fun. Click through for a special greeting.

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  • Tips for Making Small Rooms Feel Spacious

    Just because your room is small doesn't mean it has to be uncomfortable. But how do you make the space work for you? Click through to learn some tricks and tips for making small rooms feel bigger.

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  • IRS Presents Filing Tips for 2022

    It's been a busy few months on the tax front, and as the filing date draws closer, the IRS is giving some filing advice. Click through for a summary to help you prepare for your financial reckoning on April 15.

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  • Trick or Treat: Updated Halloween Design

    Do you love it when the little ghosts and goblins living in or near your neighborhood visit your home for tricks or treats on Halloween? You want to give the kids a fun experience every year. Click through to see some updated Halloween design ideas to fright or delight.

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  • Welcome to Security Systems 101

    Are you interested in having greater peace of mind at home? Why not consider protecting your house and everyone in it with the help of a security system? Security systems have come a long way with all the technological advancements. Click through to learn about today's security system options to help you decide what's best for you.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First Home?

    Thinking about buying your first home? Make sure to take these four steps one year before you take the leap. Click through to learn how to make your home purchase process as easy as possible.

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  • Turn Your Attic Into a Comfortable Living Space

    Do you have an unfinished attic with plenty of headroom? If so, have you considered turning it into a living space? This can make for a complicated process, but it’s certainly worth the effort. Click through to learn how to take your attic from a storage space to a gorgeous place! 

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  • Changes in Homeowners’ Deductions for Mortgage Interest and Taxes

    Recent law changes impose limits on the amounts that homeowners who itemize deductions on Form 1040’s Schedule A are able to deduct for interest payments on mortgages for their personal residences. Click through to make sure you follow the correct regulations.

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  • Prepare For All Disasters With A Home Inventory

    With Hurricane Ian fresh on our minds, now is the time to prepare for ALL disasters. You may have seen the coverage of the Florida disasters and homeowners asking: "Where do I start?" Click through for a lesson on how to create a home inventory, so you'll be able to restart quickly after any small or large disaster.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Good Deal on an Investment Property?

    Looking for a good real estate investment property? There are ways to help make sure you're spending your money wisely. Click through for five ways to spot a good real estate investment. 

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  • Caitlin S. Parenteau earns nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification from the National Association of Realtors!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Getting Your Home Ready for an Open House?

    Hosting an open house is an important step towards making the sale, but what if you're under a time restraint? Click through for 7 quick fixes to get your home open house ready.

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  • How To Prepare for Multigenerational Housing

    Many people are taking a fresh look at the time-honored practice of multigenerational housing. How can you incorporate family members of different ages under one roof? Click through to learn a few ways to make your house welcoming to multiple generations.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

    You work your whole life to retire with dignity and in style. Many retirees head south, but location is not the be all and end all. Click through for five other things to consider when choosing a retirement home.

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  • 12 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Big Move

    Give yourself a better chance of a trouble-free move. Click through for 12 ways to get prepared for a big move and spare yourself the hassle and stress.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Not Sure What to Expect With an HOA?

    There are countless examples of disgruntled homeowners suing their HOAs, from disputing property improvements to arguably violating noise rules. Click through for tips on what to look for before you buy.

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  • Storage Solutions That Will Enlarge Your Kitchen

    When you're remodeling your kitchen, it's important to provide enough storage for all your needs. But what do you do when you have only a small space to work with? Click through for some suggestions for built-in storage solutions.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Is a CMA and Why Does It Matter?

    What is the value of your home in today's market? Click through to learn about CMAs and how homeowners can benefit from them.

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  • What Are the Trends in Kitchen Cabinets?

    If you've thought about renovating or upgrading your kitchen, you've thought about replacing your cabinets. Fresh, trendy cabinet design goes a long way toward making your kitchen stylish. Click through to learn what cabinet colors and designs are on trend.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Need To Learn the Basics About Mortgages?

    You'll probably take out a mortgage loan to buy your first home. But as soon as mortgages come up, homeowners and lenders start spouting acronyms like APR and DTI. What does it all mean? Click through for a guide to the basics.

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  • Kitchen Floor Options: Best and Worst Choices

    Moving into a new home sometimes means reevaluating the design choices. Have you thought about your kitchen floors? What are the best and worst choices for flooring? Click through to find out more about kitchen floor options available today.

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  • Fun Home Tech Gadgets

    Technology is ever-evolving, so it's always fascinating to explore high-tech gadgets that are currently on the market. Many of these gadgets can significantly improve your homeowner experience. Click through to take a look at three fun home tech gadgets that are sure to upgrade your life. 

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  • 4 Home Decorating Tips for Summer

    When summertime is finally here, it’s time to celebrate. The long, warm days mean more outdoor entertaining and a sense of freedom. How can you decorate your home for the summer? Click through to see these four home decorating tips for the season. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Need To Sell Your Current Home and Buy a New One Simultaneously?

    If you're like most homeowners, most of your wealth is tied up in your home equity. That's why buying a new house before you sell your current one gets so complicated. Click through to learn how to make moving homes as painless as possible.

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  • Homeowners’ Deductions for Property Taxes on Personal Residences

    When Form 1040 time rolls around, individuals who itemize deductions for state and local taxes use Schedule A of Form 1040 to claim such write-offs. But the rules can get tricky. Click through to make sure you navigate the provisions correctly.

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  • Hiring Contractors: Know the Basics

    Did you buy a new home that needs a little work? Or are you looking to update your current home to put it on the market? If so, you may need to hire contractors to complete the work. Click through to learn the best ways to hire contractors.

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  • Easy Bathroom Upgrades for Your Next Day Off

    Have you ever swooned at catalog pictures of newly remodeled bathrooms before remembering that you don't have the time or money to pull off a gut renovation like that? Click through for some ideas for one-day bathroom upgrades that won't break the bank.

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  • How To Upgrade Your Bathroom Sink

    When you're renovating your bathroom, the sink and vanity are often the focus of your design. What are the latest trends in bathroom sinks? Click through for an overview of options you may not even have known you had.

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  • What Are Your Home Heating Options?

    Whether you're looking to purchase a heating system for your new home or you need to replace an outdated home heating system, familiarizing yourself with your home heating options is the first step. Click through to learn about the most popular types of home heating systems and how to choose the right one for you. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying a Home While Selling Your Old One?

    Selling your home while buying another is a juggling act that few homeowners are willing to try. But what happens if you need the proceeds from your sale to afford a new house? Click through to learn the 3 steps to buying a home while selling your current one.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Home That Fits Your Needs and Budget?

    Found the home of your dreams? Now the negotiations begin. Click through to learn how you can find a home that fits all your needs while staying in your budget.

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  • What To Know About the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit

    The federal government is giving a boost to owners of electric vehicles, but as with many regulations, the terms are complicated. Click through for an introduction to this valuable tax break, to make sure you can take full advantage of it.

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  • Turning a Kid's Room Into a Teen's Room

    If your child is entering his or her teenage years, you might be wondering, "Where did the time go?!" But as your child gets closer to becoming a teen, there's no better time than now to start working on transforming their room with a new design as they move into the next stage of life. Click through for ideas on turning your child's room into a bedroom better suited for a teen. 

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  • How to Motivate Homebuyers With Fantastic Photography

    Today’s homebuyers start their home searches online. That makes it critical to have photos that showcase your home to its best advantage. Click through to see what you can do get photos of your home that really pop.

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  • The Inflation Reduction Act: What Does It Contain?

    It's one of the most sweeping and most controversial bills passed in recent years. There's a lot of confusion about what it will and will not do. Click through for a quick summary of the main provisions to see how it may affect you.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Hiring a Real Estate Agent?

    Hiring a qualified real estate agent to help you buy or sell your home comes with countless benefits, including saving you time and money. Click through to learn 2 of the most important reasons for enlisting the help of a real estate agent.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Purchasing Your First Home?

    Buying a home is a huge decision. If you've never done it before, how can you know that it's a move that makes sense for you? Click through for the questions you should ask yourself before you start looking at listings.

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