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DCU Realty "Realty Notes" buying and selling tips

December 2017 Issue

  • 5 Hush-Hush Secrets to Get Sellers to Choose Your Bid

November 2017 Issue

  • Weird But True: Fancy Bath Salts Can Help Sell Your Home

October 2017 Issue

  • Kitchen Color Schemes: How to Avoid Kitschy Colors

September 2017 Issue

  • The Dirty Places in Your Home Your Guests See - But You Don't

August 2017 Issue

  • How to Choose a Neighborhood

July 2017 Issue

  • Evaluate Your House for a Garage Addition

June 2017 Issue

  • Renovating? 4 Ways to Stay Zen While Living in a Disaster Zone

May 2017 Issue

  • 5 Tricks to Rejuvenate a Run-Down Patio on a Budget

April 2017 Issue

  • Need vs. Want: What Do You Really Need in Your New Home?

March 2017 Issue

  • How to DIY Your Taxes - and Not Miss a Single Deduction

February 2017 Issue

  • 5 Inspired Storage Ideas

January 2017 Issue

  • 6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

December 2016 Issue

  • Erase Ugly Scratches from Your Wood Floors

November 2016 Issue

  • How to Insulate a Garage Door

October 2016 Issue

  • 5 Kitchen Layout Ideas to Avoid

September 2016 Issue

  • 5 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends That Will Last

August 2016 Issue

  • 4 Easy-Living, Universal Design Tips for Any Home

July 2016 Issue

  • How Many of These 7 Real Estate Facts Did You Already Know?

June 2016 Issue

  • How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks

May 2016 Issue

  • Keep Your Home Sale From Falling Apart

April 2016 Issue

  • What NOT To Do As A New Homeowner

March 2016 Issue

  • Ready to begin your home search? DCU Realty will help guide you.

February 2016 Issue

  • 9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes

January 2016 Issue

  • Why Hire A Buyer's Agent?

December 2015 Issue

  • Searching For A Home?
    DCU Realty Agents Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

November 2015 Issue

  • The Home Buying Process: Where Do I Start?

October 2015 Issue

  • How to Make Your Home a Soothing Sanctuary

September 2015 Issue

  • Negotiate Your Best House Buy

August 2015 Issue

  • 7 Steps to take Before You Buy a Home

July 2015 Issue

  • 5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

June 2015 Issue

  • 7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

May 2015 Issue

  • 7 Tips for Staging Your Home

April 2015 Issue

  • What NOT To Do As A New Homeowner

March 2015 Issue

  • 5 Good Reasons To Amend Your Tax Return

February 2015 Issue

  • 7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home Closing

January 2015 Issue

  • Keep Your Home Purchase On Track

December 2014 Issue

  • Ikea studied Americans at home. Here's what they found.

November 2014 Issue

  • 6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer on Your Home

October 2014 Issue

  • 8 Tips for Finding Your New Home

September 2014 Issue

  • If you were to selling today, would you have the home that buyers want?

August 2014 Issue

  • 6 Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale

July 2014 Issue

  • How to Pick Paint Colors

June 2014 Issue

  • 6 Outdoor Projects You Can Do With Your Kids

May 2014 Issue

  • Garden Mulch Guide

April 2014 Issue

  • 5 Classy Kitchen Updates for Under $100
  • Home Inspection Guide

March 2014 Issue

  • 7 Steps To Take Before You Buy A Home

February 2014 Issue

  • What You Should Know About Your Home and Your 2013 Taxes
  • 5 Tips: To Prepare Your Home for Sale

January 2014 Issue

  • Snow Shoveling: Tools, Techniques, and Tips To Save Your Back

December 2013 Issue

  • Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

November 2013 Issue

  • Home Security Check
  • Got Leaky Windows? 3 Low-Cost Tips to Fix Them

October 2013 Issue

  • Fall Maintenance Checklist

September 2013 Issue

  • Fencing: A Guide To The Options

August 2013 Issue

  • Create an Evacuation and Communication Plan
  • Designing a Flower Garden? Don't make these 5 rookie mistakes

July 2013 Issue

  • Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

June 2013 Issue

  • 5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

May 2013 Issue

  • Five Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

April 2013 Issue

  • How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home
  • How We Can Help You Become Pre-Approved

March 2013 Issue

  • Budget-Friendly, Easy Bathroom Makeovers
  • 6 Reasons to Reduce Your Home Price

February 2013 Issue

  • 7 Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 (or less)
  • No Sweat: Programmable Thermostats Reduce Your Energy Costs

January 2013 Issue

  • 6 Green Kitchen Remodeling Tips
  • Window Film Gets the Recognition It Deserves for Saving Energy

December 2012 Issue

  • How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks
  • LED Holiday Lights: 6 Need-to-Know Tips

November 2012 Issue

  • 9 Unexpected Energy (and Money) Savers
  • Dos and Don'ts of Homebuyer Incentives

October 2012 Issue

  • The Home Inspection Process
  • Is There Lasting Value in Remodeling Trends?

September 2012 Issue

  • What Buyers Want
  • 7 Steps to a Stress Free Home Closing

August 2012 Issue

  • Choosing a Listing Agent
  • 10 Tips for Saving Energy in the Kitchen

July 2012 Issue

  • Perennial Flowers
  • How We Can Help You Become Pre-Approved

June 2012 Issue

  • 6 tips for Choosing the Best Offer on Your Home
  • What a Buyer's Agent Will Do For You

May 2012 Issue

  • 7 Tips for a Profitable Home Closing
  • Should I Consider Buying a House Now?

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