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tips to prepare for home inspection

  When you get to the point of the inspection, you're nearing the finish line! Hopefully, the pointers mentioned below will help you cross it with ease! Home Inspection Tips to prepare your Home. 1) Make sure all interior and exterior light fixtures work. If an outdoor fixture bulb is out, the inspector has to note that the fixture does not operate correctly. 2) Provide access to the furnace, water heater and electrical panel. Also, the inspector must be able to remove the electrical panel... Continue Reading >

10 tips for home flipping

Kathleen Finnegan Buying, renovating and selling a house for profit, known as house flipping, is the latest buzzword in real estate. There is no magical formula to ensure success at flipping houses. However, there are essential tips to help investors earn more money. 1. Do not get emotional about house flipping. It is after all a business. If the numbers do not work, proceed to the next property. Some investors commit the mistake of being too attached to the flip that they sell... Continue Reading >

top 5 interior trends for 2014

Kathleen Finnegan Home remodeling may have taken a backseat during the recession, but not anymore. According to a 2013 Hanley Wood survey, remodeling sales were up 10 percent compared to 2012, and 45 percent of remodelers surveyed expected another 10 percent growth in 2014. Home remodeling is back in again, and with the desire to improve our homesteads come a bunch of new and exciting trends we’ll start seeing next year. 1. Modern Kitchens According to data compiled by Hanley Wood and Remodeling Magazine, 61... Continue Reading >

tips for kitchen remodels

Kathleen Finnegan Unequivocally, the kitchen is… (1) the most important space in a home today. From a home value perspective this means it is the most important space to get right. (2) where we all spend our time. Therefore, it is the space you most want to tailor to support you and your family’s lifestyle. Create your win-win kitchen remodel: Build a fantastic space to live in and add value to your home at the same time — provided you make the right choices for... Continue Reading >

more buyers go for ‘green’

Kathleen Finnegan  With rising heating bills expected this fall, more home buyers may be lured to energy-efficient home features. Nearly nine out of 10 recent home buyers say that heating and cooling costs were “somewhat important” or “very important” in choosing a home to purchase, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Twenty-four percent of respondents also said energy-efficient appliances and lighting were important. Buyers in the North and South place a greater weight on heating and... Continue Reading >

the new neutral

Kathleen Finnegan Neutrals are my first love but they’re also very practical.  A neutral color palette is all about practicality. Neutrals are so classic and timeless, you can always add pops of color in accessories or pillows. You get a lot more longevity with neutrals especially when you’re investing in sofas and rugs. Here are a few tips on how to achieve a neutral color palette without it looking flat. 1. Neutral Isn’t Just White. When you want to design a neutral room, it is... Continue Reading >

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Kathleen Finnegan

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