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EASY WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR HOLIDAY GUESTS

Nov 20, 2017 John Butcher
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It’ll be here before you know it: holiday season. If those two words just sent a chill up your spine, it’s probably time you started getting prepared. The good news is that while may think your house needs a bulldozer, or at least a few teams of HGTV stagers to make it guest-ready, it will probably be easier than expected to get it in good shape. Here are a few things you can do this weekend to get started.

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HOW TO NEGOTIATE REPAIRS AFTER A HOME INSPECTION: HAGGLING TIPS FOR BUYERS

Nov 13, 2017 John Butcher
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If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to know how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection. After all, odds are even the dreamiest house will have problems, and sellers might be open to the notion of fixing a few flaws—with the right persuasion. So once your trusty home inspector scrutinizes this potential purchase and hands you his report, what should you say to the sellers from there? Look no further than this handy haggling guide for home buyers on how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection.

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SELLING YOUR HOME? HEED THESE HACKS FOR HIDING ALL YOUR JUNK

Nov 6, 2017 John Butcher
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In a perfect world, you’d be able to move out of your old home and into your new one before putting your old house on the market. But (sadly) this is the real world. So there’s a strong likelihood that you may need to keep living in your home while you’re selling it—along with all the stuff you need to actually live. It’s a delicate balance that nearly every seller faces. But there’s no need to worry: If you can’t store your belongings off-site and professionally stage your home, you can still make it look like you did. The key is hiding your junk, and hiding it well.

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