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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 […]

Appraisal Foundation Seeks Comment on Evaluations

Appraisal Foundation Seeks Comment on Evaluations

On September 3, 2019, the Appraisal Foundation released a concept paper focused on developing standards for performing evaluations in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Given many changes in the current real estate market where the valuation of real property is being assessed through non-appraisal products, such as evaluations, the Foundation’s Appraisal Standards […]

2020 Color Forecast: The Rise of Blues and Greens

2020 Color Forecast: The Rise of Blues and Greens

Some paint companies and other color forecasters have released their predictions for the 2020 Color of the Year, and grays and beiges are losing favor to more colorful interiors. Shades of blues and greens are expected to grow in popularity next year. Here’s an overview of some of the 2020 color predictions released so far: […]

5 Easy Ways to Transform Cabinets When Painting Isn’t an Option

5 Easy Ways to Transform Cabinets When Painting Isn’t an Option

By Karen Post, Home Frosting We’ve all been there: You tour a home with a great address and inviting floorplan—but those cabinets, though! They glow with an orange or red tint. The floors may even match the cabinetry. Dated oak or maple cabinets, if they could talk, may scream to a potential buyer: “Big renovation […]

‘Property Virgins’ Host Offers an Experienced View on Renovations

‘Property Virgins’ Host Offers an Experienced View on Renovations

Seventy-three percent of Americans are planning some type of home renovation this year, according to a survey from LightStream, an online division of SunTrust Bank. But do they know where to begin? LightStream recently teamed with Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” and “Property Virgins,” to produce a video offering advice on which projects […]

Yes, You Can Even Stage a Dorm Room!

Yes, You Can Even Stage a Dorm Room!

Stagers are designing in so many different ways and locations, but one particular type of job really caught my eye. I’ve recently toured several colleges with my high school-aged son, and the one thing I noticed in almost all of them is that the housing is…well, yucky. Here’s what you usually see: Carolyn Plummer, owner […]

Making a Splash: 5 Cool Pool Trends for 2019

Making a Splash: 5 Cool Pool Trends for 2019

Swimming pools can serve as a centerpiece to a backyard and promote an inviting outdoor lifestyle. But even pools follow design trends.  Large, rectangular pools with a deep-end and diving board or slide were once a common pool feature. But “these structures have fallen out of favor due to insurance challenges,” says Jeffrey Fagan, president of […]

A House of a Different Color: Hot or Not?

A House of a Different Color: Hot or Not?

Home exteriors often come in just a few shades: beige, brick red, or grey. But across the country, more colorful homes are popping up in everything from a bright lilac to a cheery yellow. It’s all part of the latest color craze that has been gracing more interiors, from bold, colored kitchen cabinets to stronger […]

NCUA Increases Commercial Appraisal Threshold

NCUA Increases Commercial Appraisal Threshold

On July 18, 2019, The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board a final rule increasing the threshold below which appraisals are not required for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $1,000,000. The rule also incorporated into the regulations Section 103 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018. This will […]

Make the Most of Your Landscape

Make the Most of Your Landscape

By Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Moving into a home requires your clients to get acquainted new neighbors, schools, stores, creaks, and noises the house makes, not to mention the requirements for lawn care. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) shares these tips to help new homeowners become […]


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