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8 Signs a Home Buyer Isn’t Serious

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8 signs your buyer is not readyIf all those excited home buyer declarations like “This place is just perfect for us” and “I have to have it!” were binding, selling houses would be a breeze. But, as with everything in life, it’s not what people say, it’s what they do that really matters.

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The No. 1 Thing Most Likely to Damage Your Home

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While we often jump through hoops to protect our home from burglary and fire, we may neglect to protect it from the thing most likely to damage it: Wind.

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Sick of Open Floor Plans? Try These 5 Tricks to Separate Your Space

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sick of floor plansWe’re blaming the Property Brothers. For what, you might ask? Well, lots of things. For playing bait and switch with stunning new homes early in every episode.

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8 Easy Ways to Make Money in Your Own Backyard

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backyard moneyYou’re probably not aware of it, but there could be a gold mine in your backyard!

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How to Sell Your Home in a Snowstorm—and Other Wonderful Winter Advice

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We won’t lie: Selling your home in the winter is a whole different experience than during the easy, breezy summer months.

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5 Things We Learned From White House Holiday Decor

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Regardless of your political leanings, you have to admit, the White House Christmas decorations are pretty awesome. So let’s all cross the aisle, put aside those pesky deep-seated ideological squabbles and dirty campaigning tricks, and exult in the glory of a fully decked-out 1600 Pennsylvania Ave—and maybe even learn a thing or two.

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Biggest Fixer-Upper Ever: Texas Megamansion Can’t Find a Buyer

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biggest fixer upperThis enormous hunk of partly built real estate outside of Houston, which is on the market for $3.6 million, has been called “haunted,” a “disaster,” and a “mystery.” But here’s what this unfinished, sprawling Texas property really is: a multimillion-dollar fixer-upper.

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Why Your Neighbors Hate Your Pets—and What to Do About It

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neighbors and petsYou love your pets. But do the folks next door and across the street love your pets? Well, that largely depends on you.

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Thought Last Year Was Tough for Home Buyers? Just You Wait

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Call it trouble in paradise: Last year was a serious bummer for many would-be home buyers, who had made the big decision that they were ready to buy, only to be frustrated by the lack of available homes and heavy competition from other buyers in the booming real estate market.

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8 Things That Moving Companies Won’t Tell You

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Remember the last time you moved, in the pouring rain, and the truck broke down, and you threw out your back, and it took 17 zillion hours, and you somehow lost both your wallet and your cell phone, and you swore you would hire professionals next time?

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The Best Time to Furnish Your Home Is Now— Here’s Why

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Now that the holidays are blessedly receding in our rearview mirrors, many of us may be surveying our homes and thinking, “Dang, why did I squander all that money on an Xbox One when we don’t even have a decent couch where we can sit and play “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” in style?”

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New-Home Sales Are Down—Even More Than We Had Thought

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In a report on new-home sales on Monday, the Commerce Department noted that numbers were down—and for the past few months, those numbers were worse than it had previously reported.

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