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13 Clever Ways to Hide Outdoor Eyesores and Boost Your Curb Appeal

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Awkward air conditioning units, protruding pipes, tangled hoses, and scattered clutter: These are the enemies of great curb appeal. However functional, these outdoor eyesores stick out from the natural landscape and distract people from your home’s best features. This is a nuisance as a homeowner, and a huge risk once you decide to sell your house. “Buyers start making their decision whether they love a house or not the minute they step out of the car. So really those eyesores can have a huge impact on the psychology of a buyer and whether they are going to like a house...

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3 DIY Garage Updates that Say ‘Storage Potential’ to Interested Buyers

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If you’re wondering where to store everything in your home, trust us: buyers are thinking the same thing. Americans are known to spend $1.2 trillion each year on items we don’t need, while the average home size is 4.2% smaller in 2018 than it was in 2015. Understandably, 85% of buyers list garage storage space as a must have on the NAHB’s latest report of what buyers want, especially because a garage is more accessible than a backyard shed or even an attic. We’ve combed through various storage ideas and DIY garage updates from other handy homeowners, so you can...

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