5 Fun Trends That Will Make the Bathroom Your New Favorite Room | realtor.com®

Bathroom trends go round and round—kind of like water circling the drain—but this week’s bright and light decor ideas will have you thinking they should stick around for a while. As we head into 2020, there’s a ton of fresh inspiration for new bathroom looks surfacing on social media.
— Read on www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/fun-instagram-trends-that-will-make-bathroom-your-new-favorite-room/

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The ‘Hidden’ Side to Trending Kitchen Design for 2020 | Realtor Magazine

While certain features in a kitchen—like statement lighting, cabinet hardware, and even range hoods—are taking center stage, many are also getting muted or hidden. That may mean you have to look extra hard with your buyers in the latest kitchen designs to uncover all of its amenities.
— Read on magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/12/20/the-hidden-side-to-trending-kitchen-design-for-2020

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Home Flipping Is Losing Fans | Realtor Magazine

Home flipping plunged 12.9% in the third quarter of this year, following an unusually active spring, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest U.S. Home Flipping Report.
— Read on magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/12/17/home-flipping-is-losing-fans

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How Removing a Fireplace Could Affect Your Home’s Value | realtor.com®

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, there’s an average of 22,300 fireplace, chimney, or chimney connector fires. In certain circumstances, the fireplace can be more of a liability than an asset.

So some homeowners may opt to remove this fiery feature. But will that affect your property value or sabotage your home sale?
— Read on www.realtor.com/news/ask-a-realtor/will-removing-a-fireplace-affect-the-value-of-a-home/

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The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year – Keeping Current Matters

This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an inventory shortage.
— Read on www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2019/12/18/the-biggest-issue-facing-housing-next-year/

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Just How Good Are Homeowners’ DIY Skills? | Realtor Magazine

Many homeowners like to attempt a household task themselves before calling in professionals. Homeowners show a willingness to take on bathroom projects, such as unclogging a toilet, replacing a showerhead, and caulking a bathtub, according to the survey.
— Read on magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/12/16/just-how-good-are-homeowners-diy-skills

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020 – Keeping Current Matters

When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes. Being mindful of these things and prepared for the process can help you avoid some of the most common mishaps when selling your house.
— Read on www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2019/12/17/3-mistakes-to-avoid-when-selling-a-home-in-2020/

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Online Brands Open Physical Stores to Broaden Footprint | Realtor Magazine

Online retailers may need a bricks-and-mortar presence after all. A growing number of e-commerce operators are finding success after opening a physical store to bring more awareness to their digital brands.
— Read on magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/12/16/online-brands-open-physical-stores-to-broaden-footprint

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The Tell-Tale Signs of a Home Flipper’s Hasty Renovation | realtor.com®

There’s plenty of appeal in buying a home that has been recently renovated and is move-in ready. But it’s not always easy to tell whether a property has been upgraded in a thoughtful, thorough way that will retain its integrity.
— Read on www.realtor.com/advice/buy/the-tell-tale-signs-of-a-home-flippers-hasty-renovation/

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How to Get a Mortgage on a Vacation Home: It’s a Whole Different Game | realtor.com®

You’ve spied a cozy bungalow for sale in your favorite beach town, and it hits you—wouldn’t it be great to purchase this oasis yourself? Yet before you get ready to make an offer, consider this: A mortgage on a vacation home works light years differently than a loan for a primary run-of-the-mill residence.
— Read on www.realtor.com/advice/buy/how-to-get-a-mortgage-on-a-vacation-home/

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