Make Joanna Gaines proud with this fireplace upgrade

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So, let’s get this out of the way early…my planning can sometimes be subpar. As you read through this post you will likely be thinking “wow this is a great idea and a great plan! I can’t wait to…hold one…where are the pictures?”

Yes, I have failed to take pictures along the way and thus only have a finished product to show. Have no fear, I have included the link to a fantastic video with step-by-step instruction (it is the one I used). …

Advice from an Atlanta real estate agent

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Having your home sit on the market with little interest is incredibly frustrating, especially if you have a timeline in which you have to move and need to buy a new home. So, what could be going on?

Lindsay Walston, a real estate agent in Atlanta, GA provides some insights into why a home may sit on the market. According to her, the condition of the home may be the issue.

Condition refers to the state of something concerning its appearance, quality, or working order.

The hard truth is that buyers are looking for move-in-ready homes. Most people don’t want…

Landscaping is only a part of making your home attractive

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Curb appeal is crucial to attracting potential buyers to your home. Most won’t even look at a home that they’re not attracted to on a first impression. Even if you’re not considering selling your home, some work here can build in instant equity and allow you to enjoy it even more.

The good news? Creating curb appeal doesn’t have to be super expensive. There are plenty of things you can do to make your house more attractive that aren’t going to cost you a ton of money. …

Break out the paintbrushes and hide the clutter

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Professional stagers can do some incredible work. They can turn unappealing spaces into assets and know exactly how to show off a space to make it look its best. So let’s take a couple of strategies from their playbook to help you make your home look as appealing as possible to potential buyers.

Good news…you can do all of these yourself or with the help of your Realtor®. Not totally sold on the power of home staging? Check out these incredible transformations!

Before we get started, it is important to be in the right frame of mind. One of the…

Even in this seller’s market, there is a limit

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Has your home been sitting on the market for a few weeks without any serious offers? Are you starting to get frustrated because you thought the process would move along a little faster? Unfortunately, it can happen, even in a very hot seller’s market.

The truth is, having your home on the market is incredibly inconvenient, especially if you are still living there. Having to keep it show-ready at all times (especially if you have kids) can be a full-time job in itself. So, it is understandable that you’d like to get it sold already. The good news? …

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