Peggy ONeill's Blog Posts

US Home Values

Total Value of All U.S. Homes: $31.8 Trillion. How Big Is That?It’s more than 1.5 times the Gross Domestic Product of the United States and approaching three times that of China. Total U.S. home

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Wet Bar Vs Dry Bar

HOME IMPROVEMENTWhat Is a Wet Bar vs. Dry Bar—and Does Either Belong in Your Home?By Adriana Velez | Dec 29, 2017 seanfboggs/iStockWhat is a wet bar and what is a dry;

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Roomates And Bills

5 Tips for Splitting Bills With RoommatesBy Credit.com | Oct 10, 2017tacojim/iStock; realtor.comThere are many benefits that come with roommates: the ability to rent a larger space,

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Bitcoin Real Estate Deals

  TRENDS Bitcoin Is Creeping Into Real Estate Deals By Peter Grant | Nov 22, 2017 Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty ImageThe real-estate industry is taking its

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Landscaping Your New Home

How to Landscape Your New Home's Yard Home  Outdoor Living BySteve Asbellon 8/7/2017  Share If designing an entire landscape from scratch sounds

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Oct 1 2017 19506 1

7 Reasons to Give Houseplants Another Chance Home  DesignByZillow Digson 1/3/2017  Share Don’t let your ugly, dying ficus ruin your indoor gardening experience. Whether’

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Caring For Your Granite Countertops

These days many homeowners opt for a natural stone countertop in their kitchen, and by far the most popular choice is granite. In fact, a Zillow Digs analysis found that home listings

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Tiny House Living

Regrets? Tiny house owners have a few   NEW YORK – July 27, 2017 – The idea of "living small" has

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Seasonal Window Treatments

Even Window TreatmentsWhen the seasons change, don't forget to switch your blinds and drapes.With the changing of the seasons, we switch out our wardrobes, transition to new bed linens and even swap

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Heirloom Bathroom Design

A Bathroom Design Inspired By A Family Heirloom This condo's eco-friendly bathroom remodel got it's inspiration from an antique Japanese vase. After the existing bathroom of

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How To Claim Florida As Your Permanent Residence

NEW YORK – June 13, 2017 – Question: I live in New York. If I buy a second home in Florida, can I count Florida as my residence for state tax purposes?Answer: Maybe, and claiming

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Tin Can Lanterns

Rae Sturm Run label under hot water to loosen adhesive, then remove by gently scrubbing with a sponge or rag. Sketch Out Design Rae Sturm Rae

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Smart Kitchen

Kitchen AppliancesThe Best Smart Kitchen Appliances: They Really Know How to Cook! | realtor.com®Good news for those of us who wish a robot could do all our cooking: We're almost there!

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Best Grills For Outdoors

Best GrillsBest Grill for Your Home: Did You Pick Right or Get Burned? | realtor.com® What's the best grill you can get? That's a question you might very well be pondering right around now,

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Military Home Buying

Military home buyers have a number of home buying benefits at their disposal. Veterans: Have you explored your options?An important first step on the path to homeownership is to secure financing. As

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How Much Do You Pay For An A Rated School

It Pays to Own in an A-Plus School District—Here's How Much TRENDS It Pays to Own in an A-Plus School District—Here's How Much By Cicely Wedgeworth | Aug 11, 2016

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Working With A Real Estate Professional

Working With a Real Estate ProfessionalWhile you are more likely to work directly with a real estate salesperson or an associate broker, some brokers provide services for buyers and sellers

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Real Estate Agent Or Realtor

If you’re entering the real estate market for the first time, you may find real estate professionals’ various titles a little confusing. Sometimes consumers use these titles,

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PMI And How To Avoid It

 altrendo images/Altrendo/Getty ImagesGetting Started With Money VIEW ALL ByMiriam Caldwell Updated September 29, 2015PMI or private mortgage insurance is insurance that you

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Buyer Showing Etiquette

Buyer no-no’s during a home showingIRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2017 – There are several things real estate agents and their clients should never do inside a seller's home during a showing.These

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Is Your Bathroom Boring

Perhaps the previous owners dragged their feet when it came to tackling that project. Or maybe you did a little bit of decorating when you first moved in, to spruce things up, but it still

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Jan 11 2017 19506 1

IS NOW THE BEST TIME EVER TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME?Written byJaymi Nacirion Wednesday, 11 January 2017 3:37 pmIf you've been thinking about buying your first home, talk of rising

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Decorating Touches

You know that feeling when you’re looking at your home and something just seems, well, off? But you just can’t put your finger on what’s missing? These are the moments to call in the

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Housing Market Update

Americans more cautious about housing

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Foreclosure Activity

U.S. foreclosure activity up 27% in Oct.IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2016 – ATTOM Data Solutions' October 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report found a surprising month-to-month increase in U.S.

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Household Pollutants And How To Clean It Up

linked to cancer and liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage.Some of the most common VOC sources follow: Caulks Adhesives Carpeting Fabric materials and furnishings Air fresheners

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Best Laundry Room Locations

Keep Dirty Laundry Close At Hand Why not place the laundry room near the largest source of dirty clothes? Perhaps not just your teenager's room, but all of the bedrooms. If your home is a split

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Does My Dog Love Me

Ever wonder, “does my dog love me?” As humans, we have endless opportunities to tell our dogs we love them. From belly scratches to feeding them their favorite late night snack, we do a

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Water The Stuff Of Life

By Anabelle Bernard Fournier Bathrooms Expert Updated July 22, 2016. Water: the stuff of life. Without it, us---and the rest of life on this planet---couldn't exist. In

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Healthy Peanut Butter

Better Manage Type 2 DiabetesPeanuts—and their buttery spread—are naturally low in carbs so they can help prevent blood sugar spikes. They’re a perfect quick and easy low-carb snack for people

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Adopting TSA Flunked Out Dogs

The TSA Wants You to Adopt Dogs That Flunked Out of TrainingWant to adopt a lovable, hardworking dog, for absolutely free? The TSA, a.k.a. the group that makes you wait in long lines at the airport,

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A Little Sprucing Up

Spruce Up a SofaIf your sofa is looking a little tired there are plenty of ways you can fix it up in order to give it a whole new look -  and they all take only a day or two. If it's looking a

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Chilling Wine

Which Wines Should Be Chilled? . . . Trinette Reed / Blend Images / Getty Images UpdatedJuly 21, 2015. Grabbed a bottle of wine and aren't sure

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Picking A Middle Name For Your Child

How to Pick a Middle Name for Your BabyYou're wondering if you should be creative, traditional or trendy but not sure where to start. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect middle name to fit

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Plants To Clean Indoor Air

5 Best Indoor Plants for Apartments That Purify Air and Beat the BlahsBy Deirdre Sullivan Small Spaces Expert Photo Credit: alvhemmakleri.se UpdatedMay 18,.

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STEPS IN STAGING TO SELL YOUR Home

These 10 low cost tips will get you started on turning your house into a "show home". This is critical because if you want to get the most money for your home and sell more quickly, you need

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Closing Gift For You Agent

Do you have to give your Realtor a gift after closing?  No, not really.  Real Estate agents rarely get gifts at closing.  It is not that their efforts aren't appreciated by their

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More New Homes In The Pipeline

More homes are sprouting up across the US-and the sound of those jackhammers ad excavators at work should be music to the ears of aspiring home buyers growing ever more frustrated by the dearth of

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Road Trip With Your Pet

Do you treat your dog or cat as though it was your child?  That's the right thing to do when traveling with them!Never leave your pet alone in the car whether it is summer or winter.  The

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Lets Have A Garage Sale

Garage sales, yard sales are fun to have.  Better yet it is a great way to clean out your house before listing it for sale.  It also can add some money to your bottom line.  But

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