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Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
(972) 365-0916
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
3211 Internet Blvd., Suite 150
Frisco, Texas 75034
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  • 6 Home Design Concepts That Stand the Test of Time

    You want to add items to your home that you won’t have to replace once the trend has died out. Since redecorating is such a hassle and expensive, you should add pieces to your home that you know will stand the test of time. Click through for six home design concepts that are here for the long haul.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Think You're Ready to Become a Landlord?

    Think an investment property would be a great way to create a little more disposable income each month? Click through for information on the financial factors of being a landlord before you take the plunge.

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  • Where to Splurge and Where to Save on Home Improvements

    It’s hard to know where your dollars are best spent when it comes to improving your home. There are even conflicting opinions out there about what upgrades offer the best ROI. Click through to learn which home improvements you should splurge on and where you should be more conservative.

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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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  • 6 Negotiating Tips Home Sellers Need to Know

    You want to make sure that you get a good deal when it comes to selling your home. That's why having a few negotiating tactics up your sleeve is a wise decision. Click through for six negotiating tips that will help you sell your home at a great price.

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  • Here's How to Clean Your Most Beloved Furniture Pieces

    Oh, no! Is that red wine on your sofa? Don't worry, there are some guaranteed methods to get out those pesky stains. Click through to learn how to clean your most beloved furniture pieces.

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  • Man Caves and She Shacks: Your Personal Retreat

    Regardless of how much you love your partner, there are times in your week when you need some time alone. Click through to find out more about creating a solo retreat in your own home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Questions Will a Mortgage Lender Ask of Me?

    Get prepared for buying a house by getting prequalified for a mortgage. Click through to learn what mortgage bankers want to know and how you can position yourself to provide the answers.

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  • What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

    Is your front door making the right statement about your home? Does it express your personality and complement your home's style? Click through to learn about color options for your front door and their hidden meanings.

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  • It's Time to Renovate the Bathroom

    A well-designed, beautiful bathroom is the height of luxury. If your current bathroom doesn't spark excitement anymore, then it's time for an upgrade. Click through for some bathroom renovation ideas.

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  • What's Over Your Head?

    Choosing a roof may not be the most glamorous homeowner's purchase, but it has a big effect on the beauty and durability of your home — and on your wallet. Click through to learn more about your options before making a roofing choice.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Curious About the Advantages of Investing in Real Estate?

    Many investors are looking for ways to diversify their investment portfolios, or are considering buying a place for an adult child. Click through to learn the many advantages of investing in real estate.

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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--take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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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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  • Latest Data Is In! Where Have Home Values Been...And Where Are They Going?

    Home prices did very well last year, and according to CoreLogic, they're looking good for the future too! Click on the Market Update Image for the details, including a map showing how prices are faring in your state.

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  • Planting an Edible Garden

    Did you know that digging in the dirt and planting a garden can be meditative and can help raise property values for homeowners? Click through to see why interest in edible gardens is on the rise and how you can be part of the trend.

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  • 6 Negotiating Tips Homebuyers Need to Know

    You want to get the best deal possible when buying a new home. Fortunately, there are negotiating strategies that all homebuyers can use when working with sellers and their agents. Click through for six negotiating tips for homebuyers.

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  • Home Designs With A Luxurious Pay Back

    Luxury homeowners seeking to renovate their residence should consider ecowise solutions. Click through for an overview of environmentally friendly ways to upgrade design aspects without compromising on style.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar: Including Virtual Events

    You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Allow Non-FICO Score

    VantageScore is a newer alternative to the venerable FICO score. This may change the mortgage equation for many homebuyers. Click through to see how this may impact you when you're looking for a mortgage.

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  • Use This Checklist to Keep Your Bathroom Clean Around the Clock

    It can be tricky to keep your bathroom clean all the time. When life gets busy, chores get neglected. But with this weekly checklist, you can keep your bathroom clean around the clock! Click through for this checklist, to keep your bathroom fresh no matter what.

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  • The Big Questions to Ask Before Starting Any Home Remodel

    Planning your home remodel ahead of time can make the entire process go as smoothly as possible. Click through to learn how to carefully consider your budget, timeline and lifestyle before you start to discuss the details with a contractor.

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  • The Quickest Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

    Your bathroom should be a place of peace and relaxation, but if the space has outdated features, it can make it hard to unwind. Click through for the quickest ways to upgrade your bathroom.

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  • Top-Notch Laundry Room Ideas

    A luxurious, lovely laundry room makes whomever does the wash enjoy the job that much more. Click through for a glimpse at eight ways to make your laundry room the envy of the neighborhood.

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  • Children's Rooms Through the Years

    Children may live in the same room from infancy until the day they move out. Their room must evolve and change with them, yet remain inexpensive to update. Click through for some tips and ideas for designing children's rooms.

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  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy With Feng Shui

    Wondering what feng shui is all about? We explain how it works. Click through to learn how to create a positive energy flow in your home.

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  • Organizing A His-and-Her Shared Walk-In Closet

    Do you share your walk-in with your spouse? Click through for tips and tools to make the most of your half of the space and theirs.

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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--take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Prepping Your Home for Sale

    Although it can be tempting to wash your hands of your old home when you put it up for sale, it's essential to create a good appearance. Click through to learn why you have to put time and money into fixing up your home before a sale.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About Preplanning?

    Preplanning can save you time, stress and even money when purchasing a home. Click through to learn the necessary steps you must take if you want to avoid disaster and save some green on your next home purchase.

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  • How to Plant Trees in Your Yard

    Landscaping and outdoor design is a big part of your home’s overall look. You can plant flowers and an edible garden, but you might feel something still is missing. Click through to learn more about planting trees.

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  • By the Numbers: The Key Adjustments for 2021

    As the year winds down, the government changes a variety of numbers affecting tax and other financials. How do these changes affect you or the companies you manage? Click through for a review of the 2021 changes.

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  • Hidden Tax Break: Meal Deductions Get a Boost

    A piece tucked inside the $900 billion stimulus bill just passed is a controversial boost to a tax break for business meals. Click through to take a closer look at a break for what's been dubbed the fully deductible three-martini lunch.

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  • 5 Steps to a Cleaner Kitchen

    Your kitchen is a high-traffic area that gets used several times a day, every day. It can feel like a chore to keep it spotless. How can you make cleaning the kitchen a little easier? Click through to learn a few easy-to-implement cleaning tips.

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  • Sleep Well with These Bedroom Designs

    Do you find sleep to be elusive? Have you thought about how your bedroom design could affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep? It’s true — design and comfort go hand-in-hand. Click through for bedroom designs to help you sleep better.

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  • Bored With Beige: Paint Tones for the Color-Shy

    Beige, white or off-white have long been the standby paint choices for rooms throughout the home. If you want to move beyond neutral tones but are afraid of offbeat hues, there are some in-between choices. Click through for some great color choices for the color-shy.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About High Closing Costs

    There are some easy steps that you can take as a homebuyer to reduce your closing costs, whether it's your first house or your fourth. Click through to make the process easier on yourself and your checkbook.

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  • How to Prep Your Home for Vacation

    Vacation can be stressful if you have to worry about whether you locked the door and turned off the stove. Prepare your home to fully enjoy your time away, and save some money while you’re at it. Click through for a checklist to ready your home for vacation.

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  • The Myth of the 20% Down Payment

    Conventional wisdom holds that you should put down 20% to buy a house. But this is not always necessary, or even wise. Click through to learn there's a much bigger story -- and that you need to educate yourself before writing a check.

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  • Create a Welcoming Outdoor Space with These 6 Steps

    You don't have to spend a lot to create a welcoming outdoor space, no matter where you live. Click through for some ideas to make the exterior of your home as inviting as the interior.

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    The following are sales in the North Texas region only.  Luxury sales in the 500-600k range have increased by 2% over 2018, sales in the 600-700k range have increased 4% over 2018.  The 700-900k range is slightly down -1%.  Sales in the 900-1 million range are up 19%.   Sales over 1 million are flat to 2018.  The average price for a single family home is $320,000.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering If a Fixer-Upper Is a Good Investment

    Perhaps you've noticed the influx of fixer-uppers on the market. Are they piquing your interest? Click through for information on what you need to know before you make an investment in one of these homes.

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  • Are You Ready for a New Home? A Guide for Move-Up Buyers

    You may be asking yourself: Am I in the right place to move into a nicer home? The answer relies on a few different factors. Click through to find out if you're in a position to move up.

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  • Thinking About Buying an Older Home? 4 Things to Consider First

    Have you fallen in love with an older, historic home? Older homes attract many homebuyers because of their charm and nostalgia, but they also have their drawbacks. Click through to learn four things you should consider before buying an older home.

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  • Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances

    Ready to update your kitchen? One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is deciding how to choose what kinds of appliances you want. Click through for tips to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

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  • 5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks to Get the Job Done Faster

    Want to make cleaning your kitchen a breeze? These tips will help you remove dirt and grime while saving time! Click through for five kitchen cleaning hacks to get the job done faster.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You're Worried About Cyber Fraud

    If you're in the middle of buying or selling a home, you no doubt have a lot of online conversations with real estate agents and mortgage banks. Click through to learn how to keep these exchanges secure.

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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--take a deep data dive into 155 million street addresses. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • What Is a Home Warranty?

    You can think of a home warranty as a home protection plan, and it is especially useful for a first-time homebuyer with no experience maintaining a home. Click through to see how it works and who will pay for it.

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  • Fall Kitchen Makeover to Reflect the Season

    Looking for easy ways to make over your kitchen for fall? We've got inexpensive and easy tricks to do just that. Click through for six ideas to get you inspired.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Do Repairs on My Home Before Putting It on the Market?

    Not all types of updates and repairs are necessary before listing your home for sale. There are projects you should definitely invest some time and money into, and others that are less important. Click through to learn about which repairs to your home you should do before putting it on the market.

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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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  • The Internet of Things: Smart Appliances for Your Home

    It is a new era of digital communication and interconnectedness – and the gadgets they power. Have you embraced the internet of things? Click through to learn about the new technology smart appliances bring into your home.

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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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  • 3 Luxury Living Room Design Trends

    As one of the more prominent rooms in your home, you living room reflects your personality, personal tastes and style. Click through to see three luxe options to transform your space.

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  • Discover Which Type of Interior Design Fits Your Personality

    You want your home to reflect you and the things you like. But how do you narrow that down into a particular style? Click through to discover which type of interior design fits your personality. 

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  • Decor by the Decade: The 1940s and Beyond

    We're edging ever closer to this century's Roaring '20s, which is sparking a renewed interest in art deco and speakeasy styles. Click through to see some old design trends that are coming back into fashion -- old, and yet still fresh.

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  • Renovating? Stay Clear Of Mechanics’ Liens

    In most areas, a "mechanic's lien" can be placed on your property if a contractor says he wasn't paid for improvements he made to your home. Click through to find out how to protect yourself.

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  • Is a Mother-in-Law Suite Right for You?

    If the possibility of having to care for your elderly parents is in your future, one option is a mother-in-law suite. It can make sense for a lot of reasons. Click through for some insights into this popular solution.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Questions Should I Ask a Listing Agent Before Hiring One?

    If you’ve ever sold a home without an agent, there’s a good reason why you are hiring a listing agent now -- you want to make some money on the deal this time! Click through for 4 questions you must ask a listing agent before making a hiring decision.

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  • Easiest Plants for Maximum Curb Appeal

    Do you want to improve the look of the front of your home? Curb appeal is an important aspect of your home's value. How can you choose plants to enhance your home's look? Click through to learn about plants that will work for your landscaping.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Risky to Buy a New Home Before Selling My Current One?

    Should you stay or should you go? The answer depends on how much time and money you have available. Click through for information that will help you determine if now is a good time to move.

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  • Empty Nest? 5 Changes Your Home Needs Now That It’s Kid-Free

    Kids off to college? Married or living in their own homes? You and your home deserve a little TLC now that your child-rearing days are over. Click through for five changes your home needs now that you’re an empty nester.

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  • Tax Time: Can You Still Reap Tax-Free Profits?

    There have been so many tax changes in recent months, that many homeowners are unsure about what is and is not deductible. Click through for a brief introduction on the tax implications of selling your home.

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  • 4 Ways to Create a Fab Nursery Without Sacrificing Function

    You don’t have to sacrifice function to make your nursery look Pinterest-worthy. Click through for four ways to make your nursery both stylish and practical. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: Listing Your Place on Airbnb?

    Homeowners and apartment renters around the world are making money by turning their unoccupied rooms into bed and breakfasts for travelers and vacationers. However, are you protected with the right insurance? Click through for 3 things you need to know before listing your space on Airbnb.

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  • Keep Your Home Safe for Pets

    Is your home safe for your furry, feathered or scaled friends? Creating a protected environment can be trickier than you think! Click through to see the best ways to make your home perfectly safe for your favorite animal companion.

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  • Best Security Cameras For Luxury Properties

    Having a great security system can help you relax at home. Click through for the inside scoop on powerful home security cameras that keep an eye on your property and loved ones.

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  • The Top 4 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in the Country

    There are many exclusive neighborhoods in our great nation, but can you guess which ZIP codes top the list? Click through to check out which ZIP codes come with a hefty price tag.

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  • 7 Questions to Ask When Attending Open Houses

    It's both fun and educational to attend an open house, whether it's for a new residence or a vacation home. Click through to learn how to prepare strategic questions to ask the listing agent when attending open houses as a potential buyer.

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  • Don't Ignore These Windows Warning Signs

    As a source of natural light or the opening to your favorite view, windows are wonderful additions to a home. Click through to learn how to spot troubling signs in your windows before they become serious.

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  • Crucial Steps to Planning a Successful Remodel

    Whether this is your first remodel or your fifth, knowing the right steps to the process can ensure that your project is done on time and on budget. Click through to learn the key steps for a remodel you can be proud of. 

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  • How to Stop Animals from Eating Your Plants

    Deer, rabbits and groundhogs are the most common culprits of poached plants and often see your garden as a free snack. Click through to learn how to prepare to defend yourself when spring comes.

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  • How to Set Up Your Home Office

    More than ever, employees need to set themselves up in a home office. A home office blends function with inspiration and hopefully has something going for it that is more exciting than beige office walls. Click through for home office setup tips.

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  • 4 Reasons Some Homes Just Sell Faster

    When buying or selling a home, it quickly becomes clear that some properties sell much more quickly than others. Why is this? Click through for 4 tips that will help you sell your home quickly.

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  • Discover Which Architectural Style Fits Your Personality

    Have you considered lots of different home styles but are unsure which option is best for you? We've broken down the characteristics of various architectural styles. Click through to learn which style fits your personality.

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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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  • How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

    Do you want to keep happy and healthy indoor plants all year round? Even if your thumb isn't the brightest shade of green, these tips will help ensure that your plants thrive. Click through to learn how to keep indoor plants alive.

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  • How Do Home Improvement Loans Work?

    Curious about some of the options out there to finance a home remodel? If you don't have a large reserve of cash to complete all your home improvement plans, there are loans that can help you out. Click through to learn how home improvement loans work.

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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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  • Space-saving Furniture Tips

    Small homes or awkwardly designed rooms can present a challenge when it comes to furniture design and storage. But it doesn't have to be that way. Click through for some space-saving furniture tips that will help you stay organized and help your home look great.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes?

    There are some common mistakes that homebuyers regularly make but that are easy to avoid if you know what to look out for. Click through to learn the most common homebuyer mistakes to prepare yourself against pitfalls.

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  • Keep Your Backyard Bearable With These Cooling Features

    Want to spend time in the great outdoors this summer, but don't want to get heatstroke? Click through to learn about how you can make your outdoor experience more enjoyable!

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  • How to Use Your Patio in Winter: An Outdoor Transformation

    Just because the warmer months have come and gone doesn't mean you have to abandon your outdoor spaces. There are some quick ways you can transform a patio or balcony to have an enjoyable atmosphere in winter. Click through to learn how to make your outdoor space suitable for winter.

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  • Creative Lighting Options That Will Brighten Any Room

    Creative lighting not only adds to the overall aesthetic of your home, it also has a positive impact on your health. Click through to learn how to make lighting work for your home.

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  • 4 Reasons Buying a Vacation Home Is a Savvy Investment

    Owning a vacation home can be a good decision for your financial future. Click through for 4 reasons buying a vacation home is a great investment into your future.

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  • Are You Making Any of These 5 Organizing Mistakes?

    You might think you're doing the right things to keep your home organized, but there are some bad habits that many people fall victim to that will keep your house from ever being clutter-free. Click through to learn about five organization mistakes you could be making.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Moving: Should You Hire Movers or DIY?

    If you're planning a move, chances are you're also weighing the options of hiring movers or making it a DIY move. Click through for the ultimate guide to hiring movers or moving yourself.

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  • Tips for Keeping Your Garden Alive This Summer

    Everyone looks forward to summer fun, from enjoying swimming pools to taking naps in the hammock. But what about your garden? How will it fare in summer heat? Click through to learn how to care for your garden during the hottest months.

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  • Turn Your Love Of Wine Into An Investment

    Wine can be a valuable commodity, and it's quickly becoming a major financial investment. Click through to find out what you might expect when you purchase famous vintages from the world's best wineries.

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  • The Perfect Kid-Friendly Yard

    Do you want a safe place for your kids to play outside? You have to think about how you want to set up your backyard. Click through to see the best ways to make a kid-friendly outdoor play area at your home.

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  • We Hope You Scare Up Some Fun This Halloween!

    Halloween night is coming! Light your lanterns and roam around to scoop up as many candies as can be found. Click through for a special spooky greeting.

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  • 6 Landscaping Ideas to Avoid Like the Plague

    Don't ruin your yard with bad landscaping. Make sure to avoid these landscaping blunders. Click through for some valuable tips on making sure your grounds are up to Downton Abbey standards.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Time to Put Your Home on the Market?

    Wondering if it's time to sell your home? Click through for these seven telltale signs it's time to put your home on the market. 

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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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  • What's New From Viking And Miele

    The newest Viking and Miele appliances bring greater speed, versatility and more power to your kitchen. Click through to see the latest products in the luxury appliance market.

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  • How to Choose the Right Refrigerator

    Refrigerators vary widely in their quality, features and sizes. With so many options available, identifying the best fit can be a challenge. Click through for pointers in selecting your next fridge.

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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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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering How You Can Buy a Foreclosed Home?

    Ever wondered about purchasing a foreclosed home? What’s the process like? Click through to learn the first steps to buying a foreclosed property.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Ready to Purchase Your Next Home?

    If you've decided it's time to move to a bigger home or a home in a more coveted area, your next challenge will be how to finance it. Click through for 4 smart strategies for purchasing your next home.

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  • Tax Time: Deducting Equity Loans

    Home equity loans have always been a popular way to pay for home improvements and other expenses, thanks in part to their tax advantages. But the rules have changed. Click through for the latest on home equity loans.

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  • 5 Design Tips to Make Small Living Feel Big

    The issue of space is top of mind for a lot of homeowners. If you live in a small home or apartment, chances are you want to make the most out of the space you have and you’d do anything to make your home feel bigger. Click through for 5 simple ways to make small living feel big!

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  • How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Kitchen

    If you’ve ever done any research into lighting options for your kitchen, you know that it’s trickier than just picking the one you like. That’s why we’ve rounded up the major categories of kitchen lighting to help you choose the option that’s right for you. Click through for a streamlined list of kitchen lighting options to help you in your search.

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  • 7 Home Maintenance Tasks All Homeowners Should Master

    Keeping your landscaping and appliances clean and well-maintained can prevent costly maintenance down the road. Click through to learn how to become more of a DIY homeowner.

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  • October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    We'd like to help bring awareness to this important issue and remind you that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection saves lives. Click through for a message from our team.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Putting Your Luxury Home on the Market?

    If you're selling an above-average-priced property in an upscale neighborhood, you know your home is unique. Click through for 7 mistakes to avoid when selling an expensive home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Want to Sell Your Home Fast

    Who doesn't want to sell their home quickly? You want to move and get on with the next chapter in your life. Click through to learn about the steps you can take to reduce the time between listing and closing.

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  • Can You Build or Convert an ADU?

    What is an ADU? It's an "accessory dwelling unit," and it's currently in the news across the country. Can you build or convert a building to be an ADU on your own property? Click through to learn more about ADUs.

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  • Secret Luxury Real Estate Cash Buyers to Be Outed

    The Treasury Department has put a call out for title companies to identify the people behind cash-paying companies that buy high-end residential real estate. Click through to learn what this might mean for you.

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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: You Want to Save for a House?

    Make the conscious effort to start saving for a down payment and you'll be surprised at how focused you become in achieving your goal.  Click through to learn how to get started.

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  • Luxury Closet Essentials You Can’t Live Without

    Your walk-in closet should be as chic as you. Click through to see how yours can rival those of celebrities.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First House?

    Owning your own home has been part of the American Dream for years. Click through for some advice on how to make that dream come true.

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  • 10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills During the Summer Months

    Summer means baseball and swimming and ice cream! But unfortunately, it also can mean high energy bills, thanks to air conditioning and having the kids at home. Click through to learn how to lower your utility bills and save money this summer.

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  • IRS Charges Some Luxury Home Sellers Extra Taxes

    A 3.8 percent investment income tax on high-income earners could add to the tax tab paid by luxury home sellers. Click through to see if you'll have to pay this additional tax.


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  • Leaving Your Home Vacant? Watch For This Insurance Risk

    When you own more than one home, there may be extended time periods when your properties are vacant. Click through for critical information about how those vacancies can lead to insurance headaches.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Into a 55+ Community

    Thinking of moving into a 55-plus community? It can be overwhelming when you’re deciding about where you should live in your golden years.

    Find out some questions to consider as you choose the perfect active adult community. Click through to find out more.


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  • 3 Important Tips for Selecting Bathroom Flooring

    Choosing the right flooring materials for your bathroom can be an easy way to give the space a complete makeover. Click through for tips on choosing a classy, up-to-date look that can help improve your home's value and visual appeal.

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  • Infographic: Common Home Buyer Expenses

    Furniture, appliances, and remodeling projects are among the biggest expenses for new homeowners, who spend an average of $10,600 in the first year of homeownership. 

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  • Interest Rate History...For Interest Rate Nerds!

    In this day of headlines full of trade wars and currency manipulation that impact mortgage rates, I thought you would find it interesting to have a very brief history lesson on mortgage interest rates. Click through for the inside info!

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  • 6 Kitchen Renovation Trends

    Is your kitchen the welcoming and inviting heart of your home? Or do you feel it needs an upgrade? If you need some renovation ideas, click through to see current kitchen trends that will make over your space.

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  • Use These 5 Guidelines to Choose the Direction to Run Your Wood Flooring

    Deciding how you will install your wooden flooring can be tricky, but if you're strategic about it, you can produce a smooth, cohesive look in every room of your house. Click through for 5 guidelines to help you choose the direction to run your wood flooring.

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  • 4 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen on a Budget

    If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a project, we have some affordable kitchen upgrades that can help you get the most bang for your buck. Click through for 4 inexpensive kitchen upgrades you have to try.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Package My Home to Impress Buyers?

    After a full day of house hunting, even the hardiest shopper has difficulty remembering each home they visited. That's why you want to make a lasting impression when buyers view your home. Click through to learn how to package your home to sell.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

    Savvy buyers and sellers know that a home inspection serves their best interests. Click through to find out how a home inspection greatly improves the home-buying and selling process.

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  • Redecorate on a Budget

    Redecorating your home for your own enjoyment or to entice a buyer doesn't have to break the bank. You just need imagination! If you want to add some new touches to your home, click through to learn several budget-friendly ideas.

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  • 5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Yard

    A lush, green lawn is every homeowner's desire, but you might be unknowingly contributing to the failing health of your lawn. Click through to avoid these 5 lawn care mistakes and boost your lawn's health and longevity.

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  • How to Marie Kondo Your Kitchen

    You may have heard of the Marie Kondo method for organizing, and we're here to tell you that it works. Click through to learn how you can make simple changes to your kitchen that will fill the space with joy.

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  • Latest Upscale Kitchen Appliance Trends

    Appliance features change like the weather. Click through for a glimpse of the latest and coolest appliance trends.

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  • 5 Smart Home Upgrades Worth the Money

    Do you think adding smart technology to your house would be worth the money? It may give you the house of the future, today! Click through for more details on what kinds of upgrades are available.

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  • 4 Ways To Transform Your Backyard Into An Entertainment Haven

    Your backyard can be a haven for relaxation and fun when you add the right playthings. Click through to see four ways to up your property’s fun quotient.

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