Comparing US and UK home staging

Staging a home when selling — how the US and the UK do it. It’s never an easy decision to sell a home, no matter what the circumstances. It’s especially difficult if a family has lived there for many years and has an understandable emotional attachment to it. One would think that home staging in …

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Home improvements to make when selling your home

Instead of large, costly home renovations, focus on enhancing your home’s exterior and making smaller, cost-efficient changes to the interior to attract home buyers. According to a new survey from Zillow Digs®, today’s home sellers will benefit by focusing on curb appeal and smaller changes to the inside to attract home buyers. Zillow asked real …

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CdM Entryway Conceptual Plans Approved

Thanks to Corona del Mar Today, those living in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar can read an update on the proposed CdM entryway redesign; part of the article follows:In a 6-1 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, council members approved conceptual plans for a Corona del Mar entryway improvement. The plan would remove a …

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Home improvement loans

FHA and Fannie Mae offer loans for home energy improvements. The FHA’s PowerSaver program allows those homeowners who are eligible to borrow up to $25,000 for “green” improvements, while Fannie Mae has an add-on program to mortgages specifically for energy-improvement. You can read all about these two loans at the Los Angeles Times.