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Easy ways to update your home on a budget

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If only you could make your home look fresher, cleaner and bigger — without the hefty price tag that goes along with home renovation!

Here’s some good news: there are easy ways to update your home on a budget. And if you’re trying to sell your house — or you might eventually try — realtors and interior designers are brimming with

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Your Valuable Home Podcast & Award-Winning Interior Designer, Donna Hoffman, Offer FREE E-Book For Design-It-Yourselfers

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Every Design-It-Yourselfer needs to listen to Donna Hoffman on Your Valuable Home and download her FREE e–book” – Ron Melk, Producer and Co-host, Your Valuable Home

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2023/ / — Listeners of the popular Your Valuable Home Podcast will be able to download the 93-page e-book, What Would an Interior Designer Do…Checklist Your Way to a Great Room by multi-award-winning interior designer, Donna Hoffman The e-book – normally sold for $27 – is

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See How a Stager Brightened Up a Dark Living Area Without Removing Furniture

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It’s a classic real estate scenario: The kids are off on their own, so some empty nesters decide it’s time to downsize from their large family home. That was the case with this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath Tuscan-style house in South Florida that had been home to a family of four for more than 10 years. Unfortunately, this classic real estate scenario came with an equally common challenge. While the home’s ample size and backyard pool

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Should You Ever Lowball a Home Offer?

We're finally starting to see the housing market cool down, but how much power does that actually give buyers?

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By now, whether you’re shopping for a house or not, you’ve probably heard plenty about how we’re in a seller’s market. Over the past couple of years, the market has been driven by record low inventory and high demand, making it harder for buyers to find and purchase homes on their terms.

But now, it appears that the market is starting to cool off—and buyers may be gaining the upper hand again. For example, a recent Redfin survey reveals

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Ariana Grande Sells Historic Tudor-Style Montecito Home for $9.1 Million

Since acquiring her first property in 2018, Ariana Grande has become quite the real estate mogul. Building on her new reputation, the songstress—who opted to rent instead of buy earlier in her career—has just sold the Tudor-style home she acquired for $6.8 million from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in 2020, according to Dirt. Records show that the “34+35” singer flipped the home to an unknown buyer in an off-market deal worth $9.1 million.

Known as the Porter House, the 5,500-square-foot Montecito residence has a pretty unique past—it started off as two separate barns built in the 1700s

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Canada’s home renovation boom under pressure amid soaring costs, rising rates

Hillary and Andrew Strack-Cheng with their kids Leland and Juniper in their home on June 22.Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail

Home renovations can be unpredictable and anxiety-laden at the best of times. But soaring costs, rising interest rates, cooling home prices and uncertainty about Canada’s economic outlook are increasing the financial risks associated with a major property uplift, some real estate experts warn.

Homeowners with large mortgage balances should “be careful with renovations right now,” said Nasma Ali, broker and founder of One Group Toronto Real Estate.

On top of sky-high materials and labour expenses driven by supply chain

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

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Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future.

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And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same

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