Whether you’re trying to improve communication with your partner, or be a better boss, listening is key for making long-lasting connections. Below are three ways to be a better listener. Make eye contact. When someone is speaking to you, make eye contact. In an age when our eyes are more used to focusing on screens than…

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Have you been suffering from mood swings? Do you feel worn out? You probably aren’t getting enough sleep. Although pressures at work or at home often add stressors that may affect your nightly slumber, getting enough sleep is critical to your overall health. I came across these tips that may be able to help even…

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By Kara Masterson Choosing the right neighborhood is a concern that no prospective homeowner can ignore. From commute times to safety and security, knowing what to look for can make selecting the best neighborhood far simpler. Related: Neighborhood Amenities to Look Into Before Purchasing a Home Consider the following issues before choosing the right neighborhood for…

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Spring weather is right around the corner, and the markets are already heating up. For buyers, that could mean an increase in competition, more multiple-offer scenarios, less wiggle room in negotiations and a spike in home prices. With the help of a REALTOR®, however, today’s buyers can get the most out of a transaction, regardless…

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By Brooke Chaplan If you’ve decided to place your home on the market, you likely want it to sell as quickly as possible. Partially, this is for your own convenience. More importantly, though, the longer that a house sits on the market, the lower its final price tends to be. Therefore, before you list your…

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 25, 2016. Housecall continues to share this piece due to ongoing requests and reader interest. 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…

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Curb appeal really does have a major impact on the return you’ll see at resale. Among the top 10 home improvement projects with the highest return on investment (ROI) in Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report, nine are outdoor projects. Related: 4 Resolutions for Home Improvements to Make in 2020 Topping this year’s list is Manufactured Stone…

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By Krystal Rogers-Nelson (orignally published by Housecall-2017) 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…

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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 lot…

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By Bill Gassett – Why have a buyer’s agent when purchasing a house? Buying a house is one of the most significant undertakings you’ll make in your entire life. It’s not simply about finding the right home for you and your family; more than anything, buying a house is about making the right financial investment…

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