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Looking to sell your home? One of the best things that you can do to sell your home quickly is staging. It gives your home a clean, welcoming feel that increases the chance of your house being sold. Today, we're going to look at seven DIY home staging tips. Let's get right in!

Remove Personal Pictures And Belongings

We know, family pictures, awards, trophies, they all tell a story about your family. However, for the purposes of selling your home, it's important to pack away personal belongings. Whenever buyers come into a home, they want to see a blank slate. They want something that they can put their personal touch on. Taking down personal pictures can help buyers envision themselves in your home. 

Choose Themes For Your Rooms

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Finding the right home security system for your home can provide you and your family with comfort. To assist you through the process, here is a guide to help you find the best home security system.

Different Types Of Home Security Systems 

Landline 

Landline home security systems require a wired phone connection to send alerts once the sensors have been triggered. Landline systems also have a backup battery in the event that your neighborhood suffers a power outage.

Wireless 

Wireless security systems use signals to notify you once the sensors have been triggered. Wireless systems are known for being easy to install. Most of the equipment arrives at your home ready for usage. 

Internet 

Internet security systems rely on a

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The homebuying process can be overwhelming and full of many challenges, but working with an experienced real estate agency in your local area can help improve the stressful situation. Choosing a real estate agency that is familiar with your local area is important because they are familiar with the area and have professional connections in the area, and it is also beneficial because a local realtor will be able to meet more frequently to show you houses and understand what you are looking for. Before buying a home, take time to learn about the homebuying process and tips for improving your homebuying experience.

Inherent Advantage of Local Realty

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Buying a house is a process many people go through during their lives, and what things people value when searching for a house changes with their age. Members of Generation Y look for smart home technology, open-floor plans, and accessible locations while members of Generation X focus on quality school districts, garage/storage facilities, and upgraded kitchens. Baby Boomers value hardwood flooring, laundry rooms, and energy efficient windows, and the Silent Generation are sold on smaller homes with minimal maintenance, master bedrooms and bathrooms on the main level, and locations close to friends and family. Take time to learn what different age groups value when purchasing a house.

How the Homebuying Process Changes with Age

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Painting your home is a great way to give it a facelift because it doesn't cost a lot of money and the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a color palette. Adding a fresh coat of paint can also help you sell your home if it’s on the market. The following tips will assist you in selecting the best color for your property. 

About Color Theory

Choosing a color palette should include an understanding of basic color theory because it can help you cultivate the type of environment that you want in your home. However, it’s important to understand that neutral tones are usually best for the internal walls of your home because they tend to make spaces look larger and more lively. Nevertheless, you can create accent walls if you want to

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The safety of the neighborhood that you're thinking about one day living in is paramount to any home-buying decision. Safety is one of those necessary-but-insufficient factors that alone doesn't make a great home-buying decision but should, nonetheless, underlie all home purchases. A neighborhood with a track record of low crime and a responsive police force creates a feeling of security and calm. That said, high crimes rates can absolutely be quantified - the result of high crime rates in a particular neighborhood is invariably lower property values and a sense of unease that permeates the entire neighborhood. That's clearly not what any future home buyer is looking for. Fortunately, there are crime-tracking apps that are available for free and can

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Whether you live in an apartment or condo complex, a housing sub-division, or a traditional neighborhood, you likely may have a neighborhood association on some level. Becoming a part of your neighborhood association has many benefits to you as an individual. They are a group of individuals that genuinely care about the neighborhood you are a part of, and becoming a part of that genuinely caring group brings a lot of tangible benefits to both you and your neighborhood. Below are the top five reasons to become a part of your neighborhood association. Remember, if you don’t have one, there’s always an opportunity to start putting the word out about getting a group together to form one!

Help Accomplish Neighborhood Goals on a Large-Scale Basis

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If you are looking for a way to upgrade the look of your home, then adding a water feature may be just the answer that you need. Water naturally has a calming effect and adds interest to the landscape of your property. Whether you are planning to sell your home, or keep it in the family, water features increase curb appeal and enjoyment.

There are many options when it comes to water features. You might opt for a large body of water such as a pond or pool. If you prefer a different waterscape, waterfalls and fountains offer beautiful elements to consider. You can also combine both still and moving water for a dramatic effect. If you are in a condo or apartment, think about adding a small fountain to the patio or balcony and surrounding it by

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Winterizing your home is the process of preparing your home for the challenging cold months ahead. Although that might be the furthest thing from your mind in August, getting the right tools for the job and developing a plan of action ahead of time will pay off later. Protecting your plumbing system, heating system, and cooling system while you can still get to everything in the warm weather is also convenient. 

Plumbing 

Anyone who has dealt with a ruptured pipe knows how difficult that situation can be. All of your furniture and personal items in the vicinity of the blast will get doused, and the water won't stop flowing until the water supply is physically turned off. Smaller ruptures in your pipes due to frigid temperatures can lead to mold

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Many people who own a home use escrow for their insurance and property taxes. That means the money for these two items is incorporated into your monthly mortgage payment and your lender takes care of paying them. That can mean you don't pay the close attention to your property taxes that you should. If your monthly mortgage payment increases it could be due to an increase in your property taxes. There are a couple of reasons why this might happen.

Your tax rate went up

One reason your property taxes might go up is that one or more of the taxing authorities raised its rate. In most jurisdictions, you are, at a minimum, paying property taxes to a school district and a city and/or county government. You might also be taxed by a community college,

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