Three tips for staging your home to sell

Today’s buyers are looking for turnkey homes. That is, they want to move right in without having to do a lot of work. Buyers with busy lifestyles pay a premium for listings that are in prime condition. Staging can make the difference between a listing selling or not, the time it takes to sell, and …

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Nation’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 9%

The national unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in February, as employers added 192,000 jobs to their payrolls, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The rate is down from 9.0 percent in January and 9.4 percent as recently as December. The Labor Department described the latest numbers as “little changed,” …

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Get a high-quality remodel for less

Ask any homeowner who has done an improvement on the cheap: You get what you pay for. Second-rate materials don’t last and contractors who make low-ball bids rarely deliver fine craftsmanship. Fortunately, there are a few effective ways to get good quality for less. One is simply to renovate during an economic slump like this …

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