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Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM

While our moms always said it’s what’s on the inside that counts, that doesn’t always hold true in real estate.It’s important to make sure the outside of a house immediately catches the eye of a potential buyer, as selling in the summer is more of a challenge than the high-traffic spring season.Sweep the walkway, fix holes in the screen, give the front door and front porch a fresh coat of paint, plant new flowers, spread mulch ... and the list could go on, but here are 10 quick tips.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Thanks to the tax credit from a few years ago and today’s low mortgage rates, there is no shortage of information on what to do as a first-time homebuyer. But, after you have bought your first home and are ready to sell for the first time, what’s...

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Last year’s 3.5 percent mortgage rates are long gone — and experts say consumers who hold off buying or refinancing homes in hopes that sub-4 percent interest levels will return could miss out on today’s sub-5 percent rates, too.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

We compiled five pointers to keep in mind as your weekends begin filling up with open houses:

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

What if you could control your home’s security, protect your loved ones and save money on energy bills from your smartphone? Remotely monitor your family’s safety while on the go, with these five home security management apps recommended by...

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Employ these staging tips from our panel of luxury real estate specialists and stagers to set your listing apart:

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The reputation and integrity of your moving company are characteristics you can’t afford to overlook when choosing who will be responsible for moving your most prized possessions. With thousands of local and national moving companies available, it...

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:07 PM

No matter where you live, there’s plenty to do to get your lawn to go from dormant to green as quickly as possible.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Spring is a time of renewal, and nowhere is that represented more clearly than in the garden. After a long and cold winter, it’s time to get back to the land, and 2014 offers a blooming bounty of new varieties of vegetables that require less water,...

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I know how stressful the weeks leading up to and the day of your move can be. To help alleviate that stress for others, I took notes on some of the things I wish I had known about before I started packing for a recent move.

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