Staging-what really matters?

Selling can be overwhelming. You’re packing everything up, trying to make the house look pristine when all around you is what feels like chaos. Since buyers want that great first impression, you know it’s important to declutter—often that means cleaning until your home looks like it’s never been lived in. And while you’re rushing around,…

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By Cary Teller – Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on upkeep? Here are the 10 most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a…

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It’s officially autumn! In preparation for the fall selling season, we reached out to three of the top real estate professionals in New York City to get their take on the best ways to get your home ready to be viewed by potential buyers. Related: Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Property “In a competitive market, it’s essential…

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​It happens to all of us. Emails flood your inbox, the message light flickers on your landline, the numbers in your text bubble keep rising, and panic sets in. You’ll never catch up, let alone get ahead. Believe it or not, some simple adjustments in your daily habits can yield a more productive day and let you…

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by Zoe Eisenberg So you’ve decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve brought a rockin’ REALTOR® on board to help you list your spot, and together you’ve done your due diligence on what to ask for. As you start checking things off your to-do list, it’s also important to pay mind of…

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By Krystal Rogers-Nelson Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features. Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend…

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Record-Setting Smoothie

Throughout the course of the record-setting event, the public was invited to pitch in by riding a human-powered bicycle blender to make the smoothie over the course of the seven-hour process. “The action was non-stop,” said Cabot farmer/owner Sheri Boardman, who was one of the team’s blender operators. “As soon as one of our prep…

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Contributed by Rick Ryan Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements…

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Americans are finding cause for concern with their finances, and uncertainty over their spending habits and overall financial confidence might be behind it. According to the latest Country Financial Security Index® survey, nearly half of individuals (47 percent) do not keep track of their monthly discretionary spending whatsoever. Also, a majority (51 percent) rate their…

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Lighter, brighter décor can make any home feel spacious, no matter its size. To add visual square footage without renovating, freshen up your home’s interior design with these tips. It may often go unnoticed, but the ceiling is an important layer in every room’s design. To really brighten up your home, start at the top….

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