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Don’t Stay Neutral: Use Trendy Styles to Sell Homes

Don’t Stay Neutral: Use Trendy Styles to Sell Homes

Don’t play it too safe with your décor. Going too neutral can be boring and forgettable. Wall colors and home accents featuring a fresh, on-trend palette can entice buyers to take notice.  Below are some of our favorite style and color trends that pair beautifully with a neutral foundation, bringing just the right “wow” factor […]

Our Picks: 10 Most Horrifying Decorative Trends

Our Picks: 10 Most Horrifying Decorative Trends

Demons. Monsters. Zombies. … Your house? The short list of things people are most afraid of shouldn’t include the property you’ve just listed. But if the home’s staging brings undead design fads back to life—will circular beds ever die?!—buyers are going to scream bloody murder. October may be the month for ghosts and goblins, but […]

Kitchen Hoods That Steal the Spotlight

Kitchen Hoods That Steal the Spotlight

In the kitchen, the spot for the range hood is considered prime real estate. Homeowners used to put the microwave there. But that’s getting swapped out for a decorative hood, which can come in a range of metals. A stainless steel hood offers a safe pick for those desiring a more modern style. For a […]

Maintain the Staged Look While Your Home Is Listed

Maintain the Staged Look While Your Home Is Listed

The home stager has left. Your house has never looked better. How on earth are you going to keep everything looking so flawless for showings—especially if you have children and pets?  There are plenty of things you can do to make your life easier during the selling process. Here are some helpful tips for keeping […]

Agencies Increase Residential Appraisal Threshold

Agencies Increase Residential Appraisal Threshold

On September 27, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the Agencies”) adopted a final rule increasing the threshold for requiring an appraisal in residential real estate transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. Federally related transactions under $400,000 […]

Staged to Sold: How to Sell a 58-Year-Old Home in 48 Hours

Staged to Sold: How to Sell a 58-Year-Old Home in 48 Hours

This home built in 1961 in Tampa, Fla., had not been renovated in 30 years. The vintage décor elements could have easily turned away many buyers. However, my staging firm, Home Frosting, and its new division called Home Sprinkles jumped at the chance to reposition the home’s old charm with the popularity of today’s mid-century […]

Trendy Staging Props That Have Been Overused

Trendy Staging Props That Have Been Overused

Some once-popular home accessories used in staging are now being called overdone. A recent article at Apartment Therapy highlighted some of the trends that designers say they aren’t seeing much of anymore, including:  Chevron The popular V pattern practically became a mainstay in decorating interiors over the last few years. “Chevron paint in the nursery, chevron […]