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How to Set a Home Renovation Budget

Ready for a kitchen renovation? Anxious for a bathroom remodel? The easy part is knowing your goal for home remodeling – whether you’re trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, or increase your home’s value. But figuring...
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Quiz: Should You Renovate Your Home or Sell?

Most homeowners have that one thing about their home that they wish were different. “My house would be perfect if it just had one more bathroom.” “I love my house – except for the kitchen layout.” “If I had more...
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Repurpose Your Rope: 3 Decorative DIYs to Try

These projects are as beautiful as they are budget-friendly, and best of all, you can easily make them in one afternoon. Ready to learn the ropes? Macrame rope curtain Modern, yet rustic. Warm, yet airy. And perfect for the doorway...
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9 Listing Photo Do's and Don'ts

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to move and the last thing you want to do is follow your agent’s advice about putting time and money into your listing photos. But if you don’t, your photos could prevent the home from selling quickly....
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This Enchanting Mountaintop Cottage Embodies Coziness

Located 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga, TN, in Monteagle, a historic cottage was renovated with organic materials that echo its picturesque mountaintop setting. Situated on the brow of the mountain, the 1,800-square-foot, 2-bedroom cottage is straight out of a fairy...
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Can't Buy a House With Cash? You Can Still Land the Home

  All-cash buyers are active in many markets, and they can strike fear in new home buyers. The cash buyer can perform and close quickly and provide sellers with a sense of comfort. But, does this mean a solid buyer...
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4 Things to Do Before Gutting a Home

Do you have a bit of a fixer upper on your hands? Or maybe you’re just ready for a major change? Remodeling your home can be a lot of work, but the results, when done well, are well worth it....
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What is Tax Assessed Value, Tax Appraised Value, and Market Assessed Value?

Tax assessed value This figure varies throughout the U.S. since it is determined by the taxing authority of the city, county, or state where you live. Sometimes it is the same as the market assessed value and other times counties...
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Understanding Fee Simple vs Leasehold Ownership

Most people only know of one type of real estate ownership: fee simple, also known as freehold. But a handful of states have another form of ownership, known as leasehold. The difference in these two types of land tenure is very different...
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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Contractors

Building or renovating a home is a complex project with plenty of moving parts. Even if you’re planning to take a DIY approach, it’s likely you’ll need some help from contractors along the way. Here’s a guide to the types...
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