Are you planning to move into your new home? Here are seven important things to keep in mind before you move.

By: Team Alliance

Are you planning to move into your new home? Here are seven important things to keep in mind before you move.

Tags: New Home, moving, packing, reminder, to-do list

You packed everything perfectly, including that dining room chandelier, the big-screen TV, the vintage '70s “Dukes of Hazzard" T-shirt collection. You even got your dog’s medical records from the vet. But something’s keeping you awake at night as your move draws nigh. You know you forgot something. Don’t worry, keep packing. We assembled this h...Read More

Here are some summer decorating ideas!

By: Team Alliance

Here are some summer decorating ideas!

Tags: summer, real estate, home, warm, decor, breezy, color, makeover, home staging

You may just want to book a staycation this year...   ADD POPS OF COLOR Swap in graphic paintings, fresh flowers or vibrant dishes for the fastest possible makeover. "I like all colors — soft, light, shimmery, deep," designer Ruthie Sommers says of her California beachy kitchen. "If you're ever stuck, lighten your lights and darken your darks to create cont...Read More

Selling your house: 6 cost-effective ways to impress buyers

By: Team Alliance

Selling your house: 6 cost-effective ways to impress buyers

Tags: real estate, house selling, house, buyers, makeover, renovations, revamp

  How can future buyers visualise the hidden potential in your home? Well, the answer doesn't necessarily have to lie in a big renovation or spending a fortune on a makeover. 'There are several cost-effective things you can do to ensure you're utilising the space you already have and that your property really does have the wow factor,' says Elliot Castle, property expert at ...Read More

To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist

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To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist

Tags: Home, Summer, weekend, clean, weekend, maintenance, safety, backyard

Care for your house inside and out, and enjoy the good times of summer   By Laura Gaskill ...Read More

The 9 Most Unconventional Ways to Use an IKEA Shelf

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The 9 Most Unconventional Ways to Use an IKEA Shelf

Tags: House, shelf, real estate, furniture, shopping, brilliant,transformed

Who doesn't like a good IKEA hack? If you've got an IKEA hack itch to scratch, take a look at these brilliant if unorthodox uses for IKEA shelves. They might just inspire your next IKEA shopping spree.    On the Rocks and Roll An IKEA KALLAX bookshelf is transformed into an elegant and modern bar cart with the simple addition of oversize drawer pulls above and casters below....Read More

30 Magic Eraser Uses You've Never Dreamed Of—and Why They Work

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30 Magic Eraser Uses You've Never Dreamed Of—and Why They Work

Tags: Cleaning, Home, Kitchen, Stain, problem, real estate, home improvement,

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is truly magical: The foamy sponge introduced by Procter & Gamble in 2003 can make just about any stain disappear. But exactly how many Magic Eraser uses are there for the home? And why the heck do they work so well, anyway? Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about this nifty cleaning tool. How does the Magic Eraser work?   According to&n...Read More

Getting your AC ready for summer

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Getting your AC ready for summer

Tags: summer, real estate, home, temperature, maintenance,AC, energy, repair, cooling, cost, central ac

Summer is starting to heat up, and that means your energy bills may soon pay the price. About six percent of a household’s annual expenses come from cooling costs, resulting in a net $29 billion in utility spending each year across the country. That’s a lot of green! But that doesn’t mean you have to surrender helplessly to rising cooling costs. Regular maintenance on your unit...Read More

By: Team Alliance

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home.

Tags: Sell, Home, buyer, market, news, real estate, pricing, mistakes

    By Daniel Bortz If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there's another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie selling mistake. ...Read More

It's Time to Start Keeping Plants in Your Bathrooms

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It's Time to Start Keeping Plants in Your Bathrooms

Tags: Plants, Bathrooms, Decor, Interior, Green, Garden, Lucky, Stylish

  While some of us are lucky to have green thumbs, other people can't keep a plant alive no matter how hard they try. Regardless of your plant prowess, though, this trend is one everyone should try. Turning your home into an interior garden or jungle-like oasis is all the rage, and for good reason. Aside from their air-purifying qualities, plants provide some serious style. These pops ...Read More

The 8 Best Paint Colors for a Restful Sleep

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The 8 Best Paint Colors for a Restful Sleep

Tags: PAINT COLOR, BEDROOM, RESTFUL, SLEEP, WHITE

White With variations from pure white to cream to every shade in between, white is often the first color that comes to mind when we think of a peaceful palette. White rooms look clean and fresh, making them inherently restful to weary eyes—and spirits. Embellish a white bedroom with floral or lace-edged bedding for a more romantic look, or add clean lines and modern furnishing...Read More