Will Hickey's Blog Posts

Listing Your Home? Make Sure to Check These Items off Your to-Do List First

When you sell your home, you want to sell it quickly and for as much profit as possible.But if you want to fetch top dollar for your home, what do you need to check off your to-do list before you

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Not Sure If You’re Ready to Buy? Use These Questions to Decide

Making the decision to buy a home is a big one—and you want to make sure you’re ready.But how do you know when you’re ready to make the transition from renting to

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Buying a Home with Your Partner? Make Sure to Ask These Questions First

When you’re in a committed relationship, you want to build a life with your partner. And for many couples, part of building a life together is buying a home.But it takes more than love to

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These Are The Interior Design Styles Taking Over Pinterest

Of all the social media networks, Pinterest is the platform that can give you the most insights into what’s new, hot, and trending—and for homeowners, it can be a great place to gather

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Here’s How To Brighten Up Your Winter Listing Photos

We’re smack in the middle of winter which means lots of snow, ice, and dark gray skies.Selling during the Winter months can be a smart choice, and help you avoid increased inventory and

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6 Organizational Hacks For A Clean, Streamlined Home

It’s inevitable: the longer you live in your home, the more things you accumulate – and the faster those things get completely disorganized.It can be a challenge to keep your home

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The Most Popular Home Upgrades Of 2020

Whether it was always a part of the plan or you started decluttering during quarantine and decided your closet space was no longer working for you, 2020 was a year of smart renovations

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2021 Home Decor Trends That’ll Rid Your Home of That 2020 Vibe

With the arrival of each new year, it’s fun to freshen up your home and make it look and feel contemporary. Especially as we usher out 2020—a year we’ve spent far too much time

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Home Sales And Prices Up Dramatically Year-Over-Year

The real estate market has had its ups and downs in 2020. When COVID hit in March, the market all but came to a standstill. But that changed in the summer—and buyers are now out in full force,

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8 Things That Suddenly Change When You Become a Homeowner

Home ownership is a big part of the American Dream. It’s also a rite of passage, and millions of people go into their careers and family lives picturing the day when they can finally own a

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Winter Real Estate Market Will Be Remarkably Hot

Winter is typically a slower season in real estate—but 2020 is poised to change that in a big way.Low inventory, high buyer demand, and record-low interest rates are setting up this winter

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Selling Your Home? Tackle These Issues Before The Inspection

The home inspection is one of the last steps in the home selling process. But if something goes wrong and the home inspector finds issues with your property, it could give buyers reasons to ask for

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5 Decor Ideas To Make Your Bathroom Look Oh, So Chic

If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, you’ll want your design to feel timely and on-trend. And a great place to explore the newest interior design trends—bathroom

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Have a Home Inspection Coming Up? Make Sure To Ask These Questions

The home inspection is one of the most important parts of the homebuying process—and, as a buyer, you want to make sure you understand every step of the process. But how, exactly do you

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Home and Office trends: ‘Biophilic’ Design

What is Biophilic Design (definition) – Biophilic design is the deliberate attempt to translate an understanding of the inherent human affinity to affiliate with natural systems and

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Selling Your Home? These Are The Upgrades Buyers Are Looking For During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the real estate landscape in many ways—including shifting buyer priorities.But what, exactly, are buyers looking for in today’s market?A recent article from

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Living Room Details You’ll Want To Get a Closer Look At During A Video Tour

Video tours have exploded in popularity in 2020. And for good reason! Video tours are a great alternative for buyers who are unable to tour properties in person (for example, buyers who are looking

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22 Surprisingly Genius Uses for WD-40 That You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

We all know that WD-40 is useful for mechanic work, and even to fix some squeaky hinges around the house.However, there is a whole range of WD-40 hacks that can be used to improve and fix issues

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5 Relationship-Saving Strategies For Any Couple Buying a House

Buying a house is exciting. Arguing while buying a house? Not so much. Here’s how to keep the peace while house hunting.A couple buying a house should talk about money, of course, but also

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Consider These Issues First, when Buying a Fixer-Uppe

Home renovation and DIY shows have increased the appeal of fixer-uppers for a ton of buyers. But before you commit to buying a fixer-upper—and investing the time, money, and resources in

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Attic Transformation Gives Mom Posh Closet of Her Dreams

Few women would say they’re satisfied with their current closet situation. From lack of space to poor lighting, there are plenty of reasons to covet about a closet upgrade.One woman got a

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These Are The First Half of 2020’s Hottest Interior Design Trends

Thanks to COVID-19, the first half of 2020 saw many people hunkering down and spending more time at home—which has led to a huge surge in home design projects.But which projects and trends

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Millennials Are Driving The Current Housing Boom

Since the lifting of stay-at-home orders and other COVID-related restrictions, the housing market has been experiencing an unprecedented resurgence. And the buyers who are driving that resurgence?

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9 Illusions Created by Home Buying Shows Which Simply Aren’t True

If only buying and selling houses were as easy “as seen on TV”!It’s probably not all that shocking to you to find out that “reality” real estate shows are pretty far

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This Interior Designer Has 435k Instagram Followers, And It’s Easy To See Why

Adding a few seasonal touches to your home can make it feel warm and festive. For some, that might mean sticking a wreath on the front door and calling it a day. But one Dallas, Texas interior

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Lessons For Buying a Home Right Now

House hunting is always a process—but in the midst of COVID-19, there are even more things to know and learn about successfully finding and buying a home.But what, exactly, are those things?

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Staging Your Home? Focus On These Rooms

When you list your home, you want to stage it in a way that appeals to as many buyers as possible. But unless you have an unlimited budget for staging, you’ll likely need to focus on staging a

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Preparing For An Appraisal? Focus On These Projects

An appraisal is an important part of the home selling process; you want your appraisal to accurately reflect your home’s value and your listing price. But if your home appraisal comes in lower

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August Home Buyer Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market

In normal years, Spring is the hottest homebuying season of the year.But we don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, it looks

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Every home needs a coffee shop!

Backyard pubs have been popping up left and right, but not everyone is into drinking alcohol. Some people prefer their coffee…One man’s love for java compelled him to build a coffee

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