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Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Clean Out Your Closet And Help A Charity
Written By: Connie Adair

When you clean out your closet or your whole house, the "donate" pile can get pretty big. But theres no need to worry about lugging everything to a donation centre. Clothesline will send a truck right to your door to pick up your gently used clothing, electronics and small household items for free. The proceeds will go to the Canadian Diabetes A...


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California Broker-Owned Escrows Need To Submit Activity Reports
Written By: Bob Hunt

There is still time left -- but not much -- for affected California brokers to submit their annual Escrow Activity Report to the Bureau of Real Estate BRE. This applies to firms that operate a "broker-controlled escrow" that engaged in five or more transactions or whose escrow activities exceeded 1 million in the past calendar year.Not every Cal...


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6 Show-Stopping Ways To Use Blue In Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Color trends may come and go, but primary colors like blue never really go out of >"Bluerepresents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity," said Bourn Creative. "The color bluehas positive effects on the mind and the body. As the color of the spir...


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How To Add Moroccan Flair To Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Its vibrant. Its exotic. And its one of the hottest design >"Throughout history, the North African nation of Morocco has played host to a wide range of cultures, civilizations and even >If you have the opportunity to travel to Marrakech, Casablanca, or another Moroccan city that offers an impossibly rich landscape steeped in history and culture,...


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Light Up Your Home Movie Room by Creating a Star-filled Ceiling
Written By: Damien Justus

Can you imagine the look on the faces of friends and family when they walk into your home theater room, look up at the ceiling and discover that its covered with twinkling stars from wall to wall?If youre not afraid of DIY projects involving power tools and if you have the patience it takes to wire up a large ceiling to make this dramatic focal ...


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Can You Trust Zillows Home Price Zestimate? In a Word: No.
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another 2,000 dollars in the past 30 days. And its going to rise another 3.5 in the next year, according to their Zestimate. FabExcept that its just speculation. When it comes to Zillows Zestimates, you have to take the numbers with a grain of salt. Make that a big shake o...


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Maximize Your Listing Price While Minimizing Your Expense
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Its almost spring and in many parts of the country the housing market is already starting to thaw. Some markets like Denver, Seattle, and Portland are red hot. According to the S amp; P Co>The Price is RightTheres generally two schools of thought in regard to listing price. One philosophy is to list at top price and lower the price progressively...


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Condo Renters: A Potential Asset
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We have been renting a condominium unit in a fairly large complex for the last several years, and our current plans are to stay here for several more years. For financial and other personal reasons, we do not want to buy. However, quite frankly we feel that we are second >Answer: This is a very touchy and sensitive issue in the condomi...


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How to Update Your Home on a Dime
Written By: Andrea Davis

Updates and home renovations are frightening to many homeowners. But improving your home doesnt have to be a daunting task. Here are a few simple projects that will boost the value and looks of your home:Try a Fresh Coat of PaintApplying a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference in the looks of your home. If you have children or rambuncti...


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To Buy Or Not To Buy: Is Now The Time?
Written By: PJ Wade

The US Census Bureau recently revealed that the US homeownership rate declined to 62.9, the lowest level reported in 51 years of Census tracking.This statistic does not signal impending doom. Since 2006, there has been a decline from peak ownership rates which is attributed in part to responsible lending practices and shifting demographic patter...


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Summary Of Multiple Offers Will Also Be Useful
Written By: Bob Hunt

Last weeks column discussed Californias new Summary of Offer form that was designed for listing agents to present to their clients who were likely to be a bit overwhelmed by the standard eight-page offer to purchase. Judging by the emails I received, California is certainly not the only state where such a form would be a useful tool for listing ...


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Top Home Security Tips You Need To Make Your Home Safer Now
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

No matter where you live, your age, life stage, the square footage of your floorplan, or type of neighborhood, staying safe at home is a priority for all of us. And you can go out and spend thousands of dollars on security measures or DIY it at all, but the goal is the same: to protect your home, your things, and the people you love.Home securit...


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8 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into A New House
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Moving into a new house? Your task list doesnt end once you pack up your old place - and were not just talking about all the fun unpacking you have ahead of you. Theres a few more things youre going to want to do before you get in and start living it up.Change the locksIt doesnt make you paranoid to want new locks on the doors to your home. It m...


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A Marketing Program With Heart: A Revolution For Real Estate Agents
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Become a Certified Agent with HeartTM and set yourself apartLooking to differentiate yourself from the real estate competition? Who isnt There are thousands upon thousands of marketing ideas that exist for that very purpose. But what if your next great idea had a little more substance to it? Thats the concept behind PinRaises new charitable prog...


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The Third Rule of Home Staging: Add a Splash Of Color
Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors - Discover eclectic kitchen design inspiration

A terrific option for adding color to a kitchen is to highlight colorful seating options. Bright bar stools or dining chairs can really make a kitchen come to life.

Another great idea for adding temporary color that many stagers use for both photos and open houses is a simple bowl of fruit on the counter. Try using a single color, such as all green or all red apples. For a warm personal touch at you

When it comes to staging a home for sale, the >But many homeowners who already have colorful walls or furniture may wonder if its possible to keep some color in their staged home. The answer is absolutely yes. You can maintain - or even add - just a pop of color to create the right amount of personality and >Brighten the Living RoomThrow pillows...


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The Dos and Donts Of Flipping Houses
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

So you want to flip a house, do ya? Who doesnt? The real question is, can you hack it?Heres the thing. You can watch Flip or Flop and see that, despite all the drama in every episode disagreement about floors/kitchen/overall spend, unpermitted addition/scary mold situation/ridiculous electrical nightmare thats going to derail the whole thing the...


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PinRaise Extends Nonprofit Movement To Include Real Estate Agents
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Unique program connects agents, local nonprofits and consumersPinRaise, the company that connects consumers with local businesses and nonprofits, announced its new Agent with Heart initiative.Connecting consumers with real estate agents and nonprofits, with the new Agent with Heartinitiative.Under the PinRaise program, local agents and brokers w...


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Home Looking Drab? Boosting Curb Appeal Is Easy And Worth It
Written By: Mikkie Mills

Improving the curb appeal of your home will not only bring a smile to your face when you pull up after a long day, but it will leave you smiling all the way to the closing table. Boosting the exterior aesthetic of your home adds to your enjoyment, but also can dramatically improve the value at resale. By focusing on the three main areas of your ...


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Clean Out Your Closet And Help...
When you clean out your closet or your whole house, the "donate" pile can get pretty big. Bu...

California Broker-Owned Escrow...
There is still time left -- but not much -- for affected California brokers to submit their ...

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Sixty Million Dollar Sale Breaks Miami Record
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Storm Preparedness from Macken Realty
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