If you have been looking around your home for a new project set to increase its value, add comfort and save money, smart technology may be the perfect solution. Before you start shopping, it is important to realize that not all high-tech additions are the same, according to Consumer Reports, since technology evolves so rapidly, leaving once trendy gadgets obsolete. Items like wired audio systems are prime examples of high-tech investments that eventually lose their value. 

Smart technology, on the other hand, is a completely different matter, and the market is brimming with a broad range of high-value smart device options. If you are ready to add smart technology to your home, you will be joining the one-third of homeowners now investing in some type…

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Even though you might not think there is much landscaping to be done during the winter there is. And that landscaping can make or break your sale. The first impression that a potential buyer has of a house in the winter is even more important than that first impression in the summer. Because looking at a bleak snowy landscape is already detracting from their first impression of the house. You need to be sure that the house looks even better to stand out among all the whiteness and the gray skies of winter. Here are some tips from landscape experts to help make a home stand out and impress buyers in the winter:

Tidy Up the Yard

The yard still matters and buyers are going to look at it. Just because there’s snow doesn’t mean that you can let the yard…

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Photos are always important in your listings. But during the winter, when home selling usually slows down, taking great photos is even more important to catching the interest of potential buyers. Taking great winter photos can mean the difference between making the sale and having that house sit on the market until spring. Here are some expert photography tips to make your winter listing photos better:

Light It Up

Selling Your homeIf you are taking photos on an overcast day make sure that all the lights in the house are on when you are taking the photos. Include holiday lights and decorations when you’re taking photos of the front of the house. When the house is light and bright and decorated for the holidays it will look a lot more appealing to buyers.


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When parents are looking for a new home to raise their family in they are looking for the right neighborhood as well as the right house. Finding the right neighborhood is often just as important to them as finding the right house. According to parents who are planning to buy a home in the next year, these are the five most important things that they are looking for in a new neighborhood:

Close to Good Schools

Schools are a top priority for parents. Therefore, when parents are looking to buy a home they are going to want to look in neighborhoods where the schools get high rankings. Houses in neighborhoods that are near the best schools are often something that parents are willing to pay higher prices for. Find out what the school rankings are in the…

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Millennials are one of the biggest groups of homebuyers. But many Millennials are not that happy about the idea of buying houses in the suburbs. Even though their money can go a lot further in the suburbs they may not like the idea of living so far outside of the city when they are used to conveniences of the city. Often though their first -time home buyer budget doesn’t allow them to purchase the kind of home in the city that they want. If you’re trying to steer Millennial buyers into considering a home in the suburbs here are four ways you can show them the benefits of buying a new home in the suburbs:

Show Them What Their Money Will Buy In The Suburbs

One of the best ways to get Millennial or first-time buyers to consider buying a home in the…

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Listing information last updated on November 30th, 2023 at 2:16am CST.