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6 Pro Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Posted by Ed Yevelev on May 15, 2019 10:12:23 AM

It’s that time of year again… house-hunting season. If you’re putting your home on the market, we want to help you put your best foot forward to attract the most bidders and the highest price.

At the very least, your pre-open house strategy should include removing clutter, making minor repairs, and giving the whole place an inviting look.

Potential buyers will want to be able to picture themselves living happily ever after—in your home.

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Topics: selling your home

How Much Will Your Bay Area Home Renovation Cost?

Posted by Lauren Parker on May 9, 2019 11:21:48 AM

Bay Area residents know that living in such a beautiful region of the country comes with a cost. Housing is more pricey in the Bay Area than almost anywhere else in the United States. Remodeling costs are no different. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say they’re through the roof.

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Topics: home improvement

How to Survive Your Home Remodel

Posted by Ed Yevelev on May 1, 2019 2:52:32 PM

You’ve seen the TV shows: DIY Network, HGTV, and The Vanilla Ice Project. You’re feeling the pressure. If they can do it—if Vanilla Ice can do it—you can do it. You really should do it. Honestly, what have you been waiting for?

Maybe you’ve been waiting for a helpful how-to guide. You’re in luck! The team at House Manager has compiled a list of useful tips to keep in mind as you embark on your home remodeling journey. We don’t simply want you to survive. We want you and your project to thrive.

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Topics: remodeling, selling your home

Hop Into Spring with House Manager’s Home Maintenance Calendar

Posted by Ed Yevelev on Apr 19, 2019 10:41:24 AM

We’ll let you in on a little secret.

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Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, home decor

7 Home Energy Hacks (That Save Money)

Posted by Lauren Parker on Apr 11, 2019 3:16:10 PM

In honor of Earth Day, we have some energy-saving tips that will not only reduce pollution, but also help consumers save money. Wondering what practical steps you can take to lessen your environmental impact? Being smart about energy efficiency is an immediate cost-effective way to take action. It’s not just good for the wallet; it’s good for the planet too.

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Topics: sustainable home ownership, green home, savings

Love Your Home: 7 Ideas for Decorating With Greenery

Posted by Lauren Parker on Mar 25, 2019 10:56:45 AM

President Harry Truman famously said, “If you want a friend, get a dog.” That may be true, but it’s not always practical. Not everybody wants a dog. Not every living space tolerates members of the canine species. For those individuals—and for everybody elsewe would suggest amending President Truman’s memorable advice to:

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Topics: home improvement, home decor, remodeling

7 Ways to Be a Great Neighbor

Posted by Ed Yevelev on Mar 19, 2019 3:37:00 PM

No two neighborhoods are alike. Each has its own unique characteristics and personalities.

Some are filled with people who have known each other for years and like to chit-chat over coffee on their porches, while others are made up of individuals who prefer to stay to themselves.

No matter which kind of neighborhood you live in—and whether you live in an apartment building, condo or a single-family home with a sprawling yard—here are some tips that will go a long way towards building harmony and a shared sense of community.

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Spark Joy With Spring Cleaning and Healthier Habits

Posted by Lauren Parker on Mar 14, 2019 2:31:44 PM

Spring is the perfect time to clean things up and make a fresh start—but really, any time is a good time to commit to creating a healthier home. The best habits to cultivate are the ones that allow you to enjoy your home to the fullest. Regardless of when you start, here are some new home maintenance habits to put into rotation to reach your goals.

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Topics: home improvement, home decor

Love Your Home: 6 Ways to Make it Cozier

Posted by Lauren Parker on Feb 6, 2019 11:41:07 AM

Cozy is as cozy does. The better you do it, the more Danish you may be. The Scandinavians are obsessed with what they refer to as “hygge” (pronounced HOO-gah), which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” The term is derived from Norwegian, so it makes sense that the Norwegians would have perfected it. (It’s also related to the English word “hug.”)  

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Topics: home improvement, home decor, remodeling

9 Bay Area Home Improvement Trends for 2019

Posted by Ed Yevelev on Jan 18, 2019 10:06:10 AM

Are you seeking to add value to your home in 2019? Whether it’s to capitalize on an increasingly lucrative rental housing market, or simply to increase your comfort and enjoyment of your home, renovating is always a good idea. Knowing “what’s hot” and “what’s not” is a great place to start, and a great way to get the most from your investment.

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Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, sustainable home ownership, smart homes

 

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