Home Improvement

Aug. 13, 2019

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Have you ever found yourself flipping through channels, only to find yourself suddenly glued to the couch in the middle of an HGTV binge session? Watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting.  Time ...

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June 3, 2019

Staging Case Study: Tri-Level Country Home

Location:  Bozeman Montana

Beds/Baths: 4 bedroom 2 bath

Square Footage:  3,124

Project Description:  Young, active family with three dogs and two cats that have 24-hour indoor/outdoor access to home.  This property has stunning views, lots of sunlight and multiple levels.  Some rooms ...

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May 14, 2018

10 Staging Secrets for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

 


According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and ...

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May 15, 2017

Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan to sell ...

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March 1, 2017

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent ...

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Nov. 5, 2016

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

Safety TipsOur world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can ...

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Oct. 5, 2016

The Home Equity Playbook

What is Home Equity?

Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example:

Current Home Market Value  $325,000

Existing Mortgage                                       $225,000

Homeowner Equity                                     $100,000

One ...

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Sept. 10, 2016

8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and gadgets talk to each other seamlessly ...

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April 8, 2016

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you're definitely putting your home on the market this year  or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into ...

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Dec. 30, 2014

Sell Faster With A Staged Home

 

Buyers shop for homes using logic and buy a home using emotion.

If you've ever purchased a home before, heck if you've even gone house shopping and not bought one, you know the drill:

Funny smells, strange 70's furniture, knick-knacks everywhere.  Walking into a home and ...

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