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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Bruce McDaniels answered:
Invite a couple of local Realtors to your property and ask their opinion of what you can do within a budget to make the home more appealing to prospective buyers. They will be happy to give some advice. ... more
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It definitely does for the Appraiser.
It probably does for a Buyer.
It might for you.
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Thu May 28, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
HI Jeffrey,
It will probably cost about $200 to power rake, and is a great investment in terms of adding curb appeal to your home, which will raise the value of your house. Contact me if you have more questions.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Garrett Thill answered:
Colorful flowers, repaint the fascia with a fresh coat, and trim overgrown trees!
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Dean asked:
responsible for? This is basically a small, house lined, dirt road at the end of FERN WAY, and the name changes to DONEGAL CT.(Aka donegal road for some reason)
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Laurie,
Curb appeal is of prime importance as this is the first impression that buyers see. Many agents suggest to their buyer clients to drive by the property first to determine if the property is worth considering. If the yard looks unkempt or the outside of the home looks to need repairs then the buyer may walk away thinking that the interior is in the same condition. First impressions are very important so sellers should make the outside of the property as attractive and appealing as possible.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
lornmastro answered:
I have been told that faux finishes are going out of style. The other thing you need to consider is when you are tired of the venetian plaster how hard will it be to get the walls back to normal. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Fareen Effendi answered:
Hi Brian,
That's great that you're thinking of sprucing up your curb appeal! I have a background in Interiors as well as in real estate so I have just the suggestions you could use. I'll give you a few here -- and you can call me for a more in-depth look at your own place to help me give you better suggestions.

You can put in a couple pots of hardy winter trees (like pines) along a long wall or either side of your entryway or garage.

Installing white christmas lights without a holiday flair but used as patio lights is a great way to add warmth.

A large wreath on your door -- a supersized one that juxtaposes the color of your front door would make the front entrance pop.

Of course, keep your driveway clean and attractive, including the area by the mailbox.

Let me know if you want some customized suggestions.

Fareen Effendi
269.830.0694 cell
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Julie Barnett answered:
You should really ask a contractor that question. Get on Angie's List or call the Better Business Bureau to get suggestions of some good contractors that you could contact.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Myra Gouger answered:
Check your HOA guidelines. It will be all spelled out for you.
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Laurenkay101 answered:
Wow! A friend told me about a place that's 1.2 miles down from Cane Row gas station on Highway 70. Called "Sweet Haven" very nice homes with restrictions. Min sq ft is 1800. Looks awesome and easy access to river and Baton Rouge! Got the number off the sign 1-225-717-1474. Worth looking into' ... more
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Lisa Erthal answered:
They sure do. I just read an article that is among the top 3 Holidays! You should see Alton, IL..One of the oldest and haunted towns in the US, we even have a HUGE parade, and the kids Trick or Treat the night before Halloween due to the Tradition! It is a wonderful holiday. I think it takes us all back to a happy childhoold time! All ages can celebrate and relate! ... more
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Margaret Rambo answered:
Placement of the home usually is to take advantage of fantastic views we have in our community.
so the way the home is facing does not take away from value or appeal here in Tonto Basin but
might in other communites.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Jeff & Karina Cassell answered:
If the home is in Arlington, my office is here and we have remodeled hundreds of homes in our career of 22 years. We would do a market analysis and see if it justifies the money. If you want more information, just email me the address and your contact number so we can discuss the particulars. Send it to or call me on my cell at 817-988-7653. Thank you.

Jeff Cassell
Texas Investment Real Estate Group
817-469-1625 ext 3419 Office
817-988-7653 Cell
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Nick Johnson answered:
Tom Kreuter is a local landscape professional that I would recommend. 612-275-5596
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Josephine in most cases you have to register your business, get insurance and the best marketing would be to meet with the local agents who list the most REO homes. Some banks are using national preservation companies who then hire local companies. the pay though is less and you need to have that insurance and go through teh signup process. Stick with the local agents, offer fast and free estimates, good prices, do a good job and they may use you again and again ... more
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