real estate advice

Advice to Housing Consumers From Non-Realtors: Some Useful Nuggets — and Some Misinformation

Real Estate “How-To” Articles Unlike the general public, I don’t read articles like “How to Stay on Top of Your Home Closing” (Angie’s List) to learn anything new (or, at least I hope I don’t). Rather, I read the articles to see how sound their advice to consumers is. On that score, the Angie’s List piece...
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“You Want Me to Paint WHAT?? WHERE?!?”

Cost-Effective (if Unorthodox) Home Prep It’s such standard real estate advice that it’s practically a cliché:  one of the best returns on investment for would-be Sellers about to put their home on the market is new paint and/or carpeting. Usually, though, that advice contemplates that the paint will go on the wall. In a Living...
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