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1.  A Home Where Character Counts – Open Floor Plans Triumph

A home is not luxurious unless it has a grand entryway with a large two-story staircase and an expansive, airy open floor plan.  In fact, an open floor plan is the number one criteria.

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2.  Technology

We cannot shy away from the ever-increasing swarm of technological innovations. Today’s homeowners want it all when it comes to technology, and the builders that cater to this tech-trend are the ones who stay at the top of the real estate market.Literally, with a touch of a button on your iPhone you can now lock your doors, control your homes climate, control lights and control your alarm system ? all from the other

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1. The price is too high

When it comes to reasons a home is not selling, “If it’s not condition, it’s always price,” says TJ. “And in fact, it’s usually always price. Everything can sell if the price is right!"

Pricing a house too high is a common mistake: according to research, nearly 50% of agents found that resisting the temptation to overprice is the biggest challenge sellers face.

Pricing a home for sale is tricky. There are a lot of ways to slice the data to determine your home’s fair market value. And while data, usually from sales of comparable homes in the area, is important, a top agent’s experience can be invaluable when building a pricing strategy.

“My job is to position my listings to where they sell for top dollar in the first 30

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Gift Ideas for Essential Workers

It’s easy to focus on what you can’t do while you’re stuck at home these days. But here’s something you can do: Show thanks to the essential workers in your life. 

Health care professionals, grocery store employees, first responders, mail carriers and many others are still going to work every day. They’re risking their health to help our community.

We might not be able to spend time together in person, but we can still be there for our friends and neighbors.

So how can you show your appreciation? Consider sending one of these gifts.

  • Gift Cards: Essential workers might not have as much time to cook for themselves, so give them gift cards to local restaurants or food delivery services.

  • Entertainment: They could probably use an escape
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With much of the country mostly staying home, it's not your typical spring homebuying season. 

You might think social distancing has made it difficult to meet with lenders, view properties and sign paperwork, but fortunately that's not the case. 

In fact, prospective buyers and sellers continue to move forward with their housing needs and doing so with safety in mind.

While the process may look a little different, modern technology is making it possible and, in some ways, more convenient.

So how does it work? 

  • Virtual Open Houses and Showings: Facebook Live, FaceTime and Zoom are all being used to show properties. And many listings include a prerecorded tour of the home.

  • 3D Floor Plans and Interactive Walk-Throughs: Online
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4 Tips for Decorating a Small Space

Whether it’s a cramped bedroom or an office nook, many homes have a small room that’s difficult to decorate. 

Do you wish you could add more charm without forgoing square footage? Well, just because your space is limited, it doesn’t mean your style has to be. 

Make your tiny area more usable and trendy with these four tips.

1. Create a focal point. Designing without a focal point can make your space look cluttered. Instead, arrange a single, standout feature at the center of the room. Organize a gallery wall with several of your favorite photos or hang one attention-grabbing piece of art. 

2. Take decor to the top. If your home lacks high ceilings, use tall floor lamps and curtains to elongate your walls. You can further give the

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Your Spring Home Maintenance ChecklistIt’s no secret that springtime can breathe new life into a home. And in many markets, spring is the most popular time to buy or sell. Freshly manicured lawns and immaculate interiors add a certain appeal that may not be there during other seasons. 

A property that’s in excellent condition is sure to catch the eye of a buyer. Even if your home isn’t currently on the market, it’s a good idea to make a habit of regular upkeep. 

Ready to tackle your home maintenance tasks? Here’s your spring to-do list.

Maintenance Checklist 2020

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How to Create Your Ideal Home Workspace

Working from home is one of the many challenges Americans are facing during the coronavirus outbreak. And while the arrangement may have its perks — like no commuting or office attire — it also has some serious setbacks.

The biggest one? That's finding the motivation to stay productive. With kids, pets and that comfortable bed calling your name, it can be hard for even the most diligent of workers to stay on task.

Are you struggling in your efforts to work from home? If so, these workspace tips can help: 

Pick your area. Separate personal time and work time by designating a spot for your work. It could be a desk, a corner of the dining room table or even a surface in a cleared-out closet. Just make sure it's yours — and that your loved ones

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How to Be a Smarter Home Buyer

Homeownership is the American dream. However, the process in which to purchase a home can prove to be a daunting task. There are many factors you and your family will need to take into consideration, such as the neighborhood community you want to live in, how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need and how a lender will approve you for.

The good news is you are not the first person to ever buy a home. Millions and millions of people have gone before you to help pave the road of success for your home buying experience. This guide is designed to help you learn from their mistakes as well as their successes.

As you can imagine, the home buying experience is plagued with

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME FAST AND FOR MORE MONEY

As a seller, your primary objective is to sell your home quickly for the most money possible. However, it’s not always as simple as just listing your home on the open market. You can’t force a buyer to purchase your home. You have to market your home in such a way as to appeal to their senses and emotions. You want them to feel that your home is the right home for them and their family. That’s why it is important to develop a plan and to do the things to ensure your home is appealing, ready to show and ready to be purchased.

Here below are Tips and Information to know to selling your home fast and for the most money possible.  Be sure to read to the end for the 

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