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Designer Lookbook: Summer Thornton's Mediterranean Home Makeover

Interior designer Summer Thornton turned a newly constructed Mediterranean-style house in sunny Naples, FL into a beautiful vacation home, featuring refined decor and a soothing color palette. “The homeowner wanted it to feel bright, casual, and elegant, so I steered...
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9 Easy Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill by up to $750

We all want to save energy and money, right? But it’s not always so easy – perhaps you don’t have the time for a home energy audit, or maybe there simply isn’t room in the budget for that energy-saving appliance you...
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9 Effortless Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill Right Now

We all want to save energy and money, right? But it’s not always so easy – perhaps you don’t have the time for a home energy audit, or maybe there simply isn’t room in the budget for that energy-saving appliance you...
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9 Pools That Will Make You Wish Every Week Were Shark Week

We’re all bummed that Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark. Instead of heading to the beach, we’ll console ourselves during the non-viewing hours of Shark Week by splashing around somewhere we know it’s safe to go in the water:...
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When Should I Sell?

This video covers the premise that real estate marketplaces are generally most active in summer, when the children are out of school, but buyers and sellers typically balance each other out during the rest of the year, especially in today’s...
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How Do I Know If I’m Ready To Buy A Home?

You can ask yourself these questions: 1.  Do I have a steady source of income, usually a job? 2.  Have I had regular employment for the past two to three years? 3.  Is my current income source reliable? 4. Do...
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Why is it necessary to correctly market a home?

This video covers the premise that real estate marketplaces are generally most active in summer, when the children are out of school, but buyers and sellers typically balance each other out during the rest of the year, especially in today’s...
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How Can I improve My Home Value?

Buyers typically choose the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can afford.  You want to present a home that fits in well with the neighborhood, but doesn’t stand out too much.  Major last-minute capital improvements and structural changes...
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Understanding the Role of the Real Estate Agent

The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. According to the National Association of Realtors 2013 Profile...
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What Does The Closing Process Involve When I Sell?

A signed sales contract doesn’t mean your house is sold.  Financial, contractual and legal steps are required for both parties to the transaction.  The buyer must obtain financing to meet the terms of the contract.  The property must be inspected...
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