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selling your home

Do or don’t: Bright front doors and painter’s remorse

I want to paint our front door a BIG bright color, but my partner’s got reservations. Some help from the community would really help us make a decision about this.

Use staging to make your offbeat home seem COMPLETELY NORMAL AND PURCHASABLE

While I know to take down the scary clown bank, deranged elf cookie jar, and other creepy kitsch, my tastes in general aren’t really in keeping with the small-town sensibilities in our area, and I just can’t seem to make myself see things from that viewpoint. I’ve refrained from fun paint and other permanent oddities; now how do I expand my house appeal to the general public?

Hide the My Little Ponies and other tips: staging and photographing your home for sale

We sold our first house in 2007, just as the mortgage industry was crumbling around our ears. I credit staging and photography with how we were able to sell our house quickly. Here’s what I did.