12 tips to buy and sell real estate in 2012 - Yahoo! Finance

12 tips to buy and sell real estate in 2012 - Yahoo! Finance:

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The 12 tips to buy and sell real estate in 2012 (to see the expanded explanation and advice click on link above)

1. Price it right from the get-go.

2. Put your best footage forward ("Prep, paint, stage, scrub, improve, repeat.")

3. Be flexible.

4. Trump your techno-fears.

5. Don't fall prey.

6. Finance 101.

7. Be your own spokesperson.

8. Flight to quality.

9. Expand your buying universe.

10. Site unseen' equals shortsightedness.

11. Expand your buyer's due diligence.

12. Make a quality-of-life due-diligence checklist.


How to Paint a Brass Frame Shower and Faucets

How to paint a brass frame shower and faucets.

How many of you have brass shower frames or brass fixtures and faucets?  It can be extremely expensive to replace, but Kristi of Addicted 2 Deocrating has found another solution.  Painting them, and they look fantastic!

(Original Post is at the following link Master Bathroom with Painted Faucets and Shower)


Living Room Befores and Afters

Before and After


I came across this living room before and after and wanted to share.  
Neutral  with the color coming in from the pillows and accessories.  Nicely done! 

By Alison Royer, Orange County, CA. BDG Style: Lovely Living Room


5 Smart Ways To Sell Your Home In A Slow Market-Barbara Corcoran

The Today Shows Matt Lauer interviews Real Estate Mogul Barbara Corcoran.  

Her Top 5 tips for Selling a Home in a 2012:

1) Time it Right- Don't sell until after Super Bowl Sunday.

2) Price your home wisely - Sell for 10-15% less than what competitors are asking for.

3) Get an inspection of your home before you list it.  You will know whats wrong upfront.

4) Sellers should offer financial incentives upfront.  Don't wait for negotiations.

5) Wage war online.  Have phenomenal pictures online, or they won't bother to come see it.

If your gong to spend a little money to help sell your home spend it in the 3 Key Spaces: 
Living Room
Front facade of house

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