How to Find the Next Booming City

Apr 6, 2018 6:41:38 AM Share this:

Here’s our advice for picking the next affordable growth area to fit your budget.


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Topics: Buying, Finance, Advice

Is Your Backyard Ready for Summer?

Apr 6, 2018 6:01:23 AM Share this:

Spring season is upon us and Summer will be here before you know it!


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Topics: Advice, Home Decor & Furnishing

Preparing Your Home for Sale this Winter

Jan 10, 2018 7:29:17 AM Share this:

You may have heard it can be a more difficult time to sell during winter months, and while this can sometimes be true with fewer house-hunters out and about at open houses, there are also several advantages to selling this time of year.


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Topics: Selling, Advice

Adding Value to Your Kitchen

Jan 10, 2018 5:30:41 AM Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?


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Topics: Selling, DIY, Advice, Home Decor & Furnishing

How to Design an Easy-Clean Home

Nov 2, 2017 8:04:00 AM Share this:

In my never-ending quest to find more time to relax, put my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book, I’m writing today about designing your home in a way that helps to minimize your cleaning time.


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Topics: DIY, Advice, Home Ownership, Home Decor & Furnishing

Rethinking Real Estate: The Auction Method

Oct 28, 2017 4:23:28 AM Share this:

Buying and selling a home through auction is no longer for distressed property. Rather, the highly successful Harcourts Auctions platform focuses on everyday, luxury homes.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Auction

Is Your Home Winter Ready?

Oct 27, 2017 5:27:32 AM Share this:

Fall is one of the best times of the year to refocus on the maintenance of your home. With the chaos that the holidays bring and the change in the season, it’s best to plan ahead to ensure your home can endure upcoming festivities and colder months ahead. These simple ideas when done ahead of time can help you save both time and money:


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Topics: Advice, Home Maintenance

How to Make the Most of the Space Under the Stairs

Oct 18, 2017 5:06:24 AM Share this:

If you’re looking for extra wiggle room in your home, look under the stairs. Whether in the main part of the house or the basement, this area can have enough room for uses like a mudroom and coat storage, wine cellar or craft station. Here’s how Houzz designers are making the most of this often-wasted space.


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Topics: DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

New Study Reveals Home Renovation Firms’ Backlogs

Sep 26, 2017 3:58:50 AM Share this:

 

Home renovation professionals are busy right now. That’s great news for the remodeling industry but means that homeowners need to plan ahead. Homeowners can anticipate wait times averaging 4.3 to 7.4 weeks before a pro can take on their project, the Houzz research team finds. Design-build firms have the longest backlogs, at an average of 7.4 weeks. General contractors and remodelers are not far behind, with an average seven-week wait time.


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Topics: DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

Furniture Layout Ideas for Outdoor Rooms, Big to Small

Sep 9, 2017 3:26:37 AM Share this:

 

Whether you are looking to build an outdoor dream room or dress up an existing patio, plan ahead. A design with the perfect amount of square footage can make the difference between an elegant room and an awkward room. Don't worry if space planning seems daunting at first — that's normal. But with the right tools, it can actually be fun.


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Topics: Home Decor & Furnishing