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December 2014

Found 3 blog entries for December 2014.

Contractor and TV star Bryan Baeumler tells us which DIY Projects the Novice Renovator Should and Shouldn't Do.

All homeowners want to make their homes look better. Where most run into problems is in deciding which projects they can tackle. I’ve seen just how much trouble novice DIYers can get themselves into, and, on Leave It To Bryan, I’ve had the chance to teach (and learn) a lot of important lessons about what you should and shouldn’t attempt on your own.

DO: Backsplash
Tiling a backsplash is a great task for the beginner. Start with natural tiles, which are the easiest to cut using a wet saw and generally more forgiving than ceramic, porcelain or glass. The smoother and flatter your wall is before you start, the easier installation will go. Using

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selling your home in the winter is less than ideal. Historically, the winter months show the biggest month-to-month and year-over-year price drops. That’s because there are fewer buyers willing to brave the elements and it’s harder to showcase your home’s curb appeal. If you find yourself with a ‘For Sale’ sign on your lawn this winter take these simple steps to enhance the process for potential buyers and watch this translate into higher offers.   (Getty Images/Frank and Helena)

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1) Shovel the snow (or deal with rain)

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But hectic schedules coupled with less-than-ideal weather conditions, means that many home sellers forget the basics. When selling a home in winter clearing a path to the front door is not only

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The housing market has been moving at a record-breaking pace creating what is known as a seller's market in many areas. Great, but where does that leave the buyers? Well, it can leave them with limited choices in a market that is highly motivated, or, it can mean that more sellers want to capitalize on the market, offering up some excellent products that would otherwise not become available for sale.

With the laws of supply and demand, when the demand out weighs the supply, you can find rising prices and of course the dreaded multiple offer situation, AKA: bidding wars. Your real estate professional can help you with some tried and true tactics that can help you get your dream home.

As a home buyer you need to strengthen your negotiating position

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