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Top 8 Ideas to Boost House Values

From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase house values. Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists for instance—but those lists were probably thrown together in a ...

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Automated Home Appraisals: for Amusement Only?

In the Terminator movies, a robot from the future (Arnold Schwarzenegger) hunts down the human heroine in order to change the future by altering the past. Although that’s actually the present. It’s complicated.  Although generally considered science fiction, the same thing is happening right now in the realm of home ...

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Making the Most of Today’s Crop of Homes for Sale

Not everyone who is looking at the homes for sale in the Grand Forks area needs to come up with a winner right away. If their own house has just been listed, they may reasonably estimate that it will be some months before the moving vans need to be summoned. ...

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Top 6 Obscure Tips for Coping with Summer Weather

Technically, summer won’t begin for a couple of weeks (although the 90 degree weather this past week says otherwise in our opinion).  Nevertheless, it sent us rummaging for useful tips for coping with the Grand Forks area’s hot weather. Most everyone can guess the commonsense ones, like the NAR’s number ...

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