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It’s Now Cool to Have Mismatched Fixtures

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A home with a mix of chrome, nickel, brass, and bronze fixtures may prompt some home buyers to pause. But such mismatches are actually on trend. (Good news to those remodelers who may not have gotten around quite yet to updating all of those fixtures to the same color!)…
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Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February

Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February  MEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E-MAIL) WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017) — After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association…
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When Buying, Selling and Renovating, it’s an Animal House, Say Realtors®

MEDIA CONTACT: JANE DOLLINGER / 202-383-1042 / EMAIL WASHINGTON (February 13, 2017) — When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report found that 81 percent…
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How to Select the Right Sheen to Your Paint

Photo courtesy Paint Quality Institute Many do-it-yourself painters spend hours selecting the perfect paint colors, but give far less thought to the sheen they’ll use.  That’s short sighted, according to Debbie Zimmer, spokesperson for the Paint Quality Institute. “Paint sheen affects not only the initial appearance of a paint job, but also its long-term performance,” says…
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Home Is for the Entire Family, Including the Furry Members

Home Is for the Entire Family, Including the Furry Members MARCH 2, 2017 Families come in all shapes and sizes and with all different kinds of members, and for those that include a pet, finding a place to call home comes with a few more considerations. According to a new report from the National Association…
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Home Buying 101: Closing Process

[embed]https://youtu.be/D1VMDFtB76E?list=PLmlKLrMX62MZHPSbg3GR41BZG5GaAgEoO[/embed] What happens after your offer is accepted? Learn the basics on escrow, or the closing process, so you know what to expect after you find a home to buy, submit an offer and come to agreeable terms between you and the seller. http://marketing.realtor.com/homebuying/
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Home Buying 101: Making trade-offs

[embed]https://youtu.be/s0JF6CjBmi0?list=PLmlKLrMX62MZHPSbg3GR41BZG5GaAgEoO[/embed] Your first home is possibly your first major investment. See the ins and outs of balancing your budget with your particular needs and wants in a home. http://marketing.realtor.com/homebuying/
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Home Buying 101: How Do I Get Started?

[embed]https://youtu.be/zqZI4ZvjcRM?list=PLmlKLrMX62MZHPSbg3GR41BZG5GaAgEoO[/embed] Home Buying 101: How Do I Get Started? - What's your price range? Buying your first home is likely the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make, and so you should educate yourself as deeply as possible before you take that momentous step. http://marketing.realtor.com/homebuying/
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