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April 24th, 2015

What's That Smell?! What to do When Your Home Stinks

Written by Josh Scott

Smells are a funny thing. A particular smell or scent is so closely tied to our memory bank, and can instantly conjure up memories and images. We all strive to have a nice-smelling home, especially when we’re placing our home on the market or hosting a party. The problem with smells is that a person can actually become …

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April 16th, 2015

Outdoor Living Inspiration

Written by Josh Scott

Can you believe that it’s already the middle of April? Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to prepare than indulging in some exciting backyard inspiration. This year, turn your backyard or patio into the ultimate hangout. We’re talkin’ friends-never-want-to-leave kind of spot. Here …

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April 10th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Infographic

Written by Josh Scott

If you've bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you're a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you've helped make a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. The following infographic shows the types of services funded by the Windermere Foundation, and illustrates how even …

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April 10th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Infographic

Written by Josh Scott

If you've bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you're a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you've helped make a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. The following infographic shows the types of services funded by the Windermere Foundation, and illustrates how even …

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April 8th, 2015

What Makes a Home Luxury?

Written by Josh Scott

We wanted to find out different perspectives on what truly makes a home luxury, so we went straight to the source: Our agents who are a part of Windermere’s Premier luxury marketing program. Through their eyes we can see that “luxury” doesn’t have an absolute interpretation.   Rick Franz …

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March 30th, 2015

Clear the Clutter and Help Others in Need!

Written by Josh Scott

It’s springtime, which means spring cleaning for many households. It’s also a time to declutter and purge all those worn out, unwanted, outdated, unused and unneeded items from our closets, garages and other storage spaces. But what do you do with all that stuff once you’ve decided to get rid of it? First, …

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March 30th, 2015

Clear the Clutter and Help Others in Need!

Written by Josh Scott

It’s springtime, which means spring cleaning for many households. It’s also a time to declutter and purge all those worn out, unwanted, outdated, unused and unneeded items from our closets, garages and other storage spaces. But what do you do with all that stuff once you’ve decided to get rid of it? First, …

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March 27th, 2015

Nine Ways to Landscape for Maximum Curb Appeal

Written by Josh Scott

Photo courtesy of : Darren Patt Construction This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Jacqui Adams   There are a million and one ways to add curb appeal, but your home’s landscaping is one of the most important. Home sale price data shows that you’ll get double your investment …

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March 26th, 2015

Update: A Legislative Effort Is Now Underway In Congress To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Written by Josh Scott

UPDATE: Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have introduced a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2015 and all of 2016. Heller is an influential member of the Senate Finance Committee and has pledged to attach the bill to a larger piece of legislation …

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March 19th, 2015

How to Hire a Home Inspector

Written by Josh Scott

Is this year you make the leap to buy your first home? A home is a major investment and, for many people, the greatest financial asset they have. With so much at stake, it makes sense to do what you can to protect your financial interest. Getting a home inspection is a smart, simple way to do just that. When you make …

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