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The Jewelry in Your Kitchen Design

March 11th, 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Great lighting is definitely stealing more of the spotlight in kitchen design lately. Pendant lights that hang from the ceiling above your kitchen islandusually in a row of...

5 Important Benefits of Homeownership

March 11th, 2019

Homeownership versus rented home: this issue often causes heated discussions. For many of us homeownership is an essential part of adulthood; like earning our own money, investing it and putting down roots.  Just like our parents an...

3 Reasons Why Staging a Vacant Home Is Critical

March 4th, 2019

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource When you see before-and-after photos of spaces not staged versus staged, its easy to quickly become a believer in home staging! Vacant spaces, in particular, absolutely need to be...

7 Surprising Design Trends for the Home: Which Has Staying Power?

February 25th, 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Bold colored vanities and vinyl flooring are gaining more clout in home design. Last week at the 2019 International Builder Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry show, th...

Take a Peek Inside the 2019 New American Home

February 21st, 2019

Using the Latest Decor Color and Trends to Attract Buyers

February 18th, 2019

Guest Contributor: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating The start of a new year in the real estate industry signals a prime opportunity for sellers to do what it takes to get their home noticed am...

3 Ways to Virtually Marie Kondo Your Condo

February 11th, 2019

By Sarah Anderson, vice president marketing, VHT Studios...

How I Staged it: The Fireplace

February 4th, 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The fireplace is a hot home accessory to accent when a home is for sale, and a little staging can go a long way in giving it the attention it deserves. Staging and real estat...

7 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

January 28th, 2019

What is trending in home design in the new year? The designers at Houzz chimed in with their top picks. Here are a few of their choices for top home decor trends:...

Can a Shipping Container Home Be Stylish? Check This One Out!

January 21st, 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A shipping container for hauling heavy freight in trains, trucks, and ships isnt often associated with anything glamorous. But the housing industry wants to prove otherwise....

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