Monthly Archives: January 2014

The State of the Union is Getting Better for Homeownership

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “NAR commends President Obama for highlighting two key policy reforms during his State of the Union address tonight that support the future … Continue reading

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The Power of Gray in Staging

Courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated … Continue reading

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Tax Tips Help Clients Deduct Remodeling Costs

Can homeowners deduct the cost of their kitchen remodel on their 2013 taxes? How about the interest on the home equity line they used to fund their bathroom upgrades? Answer those and other homeownership tax questions by posting to your … Continue reading

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Aging Housing Stock Long Overdue for a Makeover?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More than 70 percent of single-family homes in the country were built prior to 1990, according to RealtyTrac’s Aging Homes Analysis. “The high percentage of homes that are at least 20 years old and … Continue reading

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Smart Bath Upgrades

Homeowners considering some updates before they sell? Pass on wise remodeling advice by emailing a free article, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the January “Remodeling … Continue reading

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Email Free Info on Smart Bath Upgrades

Homeowners considering some updates before they sell? Pass on wise remodeling advice by emailing a free article, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the January “Remodeling … Continue reading

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A Bright Idea? Smart Light Bulbs Debut at CES

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Philips Hue smart bulbs Imagine selling a home where you could tell home buyers: You won’t need to change the light bulbs in this home for more than 20 years! Wi-Fi-connected, long-lasting LED bulbs … Continue reading

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For Those Who Held On, Equity Has Returned

Home prices surged 11.3 percent in 2013, helping home owners see gains in their pocketbooks. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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Dress Up the Laundry Room With Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Laundry Room by Decatur Interior Designers & Decorators Colordrunk Designs Laundry rooms are an important part of the house for home buyers, but this space can often get overlooked when it comes to … Continue reading

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Insulation Tips to Curb Crawl Space Heat-Loss

Clients getting cold feet? Maybe their crawl space is the culprit. Help clients stay toasty warm—and save money on their heating bills this winter—by branding, printing, and hand-delivering a free article, How to Insulate Your Crawl Space, from the REALTOR® … Continue reading

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