Friday HOME MATTERS

    Our weekly round-up of real estate-related tips and advice from around the web- Enjoy!

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    Pet Odor Chasing Buyers Away? 8 Ways to Clear the Air – HouseLogic.com

    Having pet odors inside your home can turn off potential homebuyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about whether your home has a pet smell.

    If your agent holds her nose, here’s how to get rid of the smell…

    Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up Your Home Like a Flipper – Christina El Moussa

    If you’re anything like me, you may find that it’s all too easy to get caught up in the rush of flipping houses. I’ll admit — buying an old house, fixing it up, and flipping it for a profit is pretty exciting. But if you get too distracted by flipping houses, it’s easy to let your own home fall by the wayside.

    While profitable remodeling projects can be more tempting to work on, you can still benefit from tackling projects in your own home. Remodeling your home will not only up its value, but also improve the way you feel about it. After all, who wouldn’t love to cook in a newly remodeled kitchen?

    Here are five easy, inexpensive projects that will really make a difference in how you feel about your home.

    Basic Rose Care- BHG.com 

    Enjoy beautiful, healthy roses with these easy tips.

    5 Cleaning Hacks to Keep Your Home Looking Show-Ready 24/7 – Realtor.com

    When you’re selling your home, you must be ready for people to pop in at a moment’s notice. And no, it’s not like when your neighbor drops by to ask you to water her plants while she’s on vacation, and leaves in five minutes without noticing how many dishes are stacked in your sink or the layer of dust on your coffee table.

    Nope, these people will scrutinize. And they will judge. But you’re still living in your home—how do you keep it clean enough to make a good impression, no matter the time or day?

     

    Prepare to Be Blown Away By the Photography Skills of This 27-Year-Old Software Developer – Cincinnati Refined

    Some of us are just born creators. The thought of sitting still and binging a Netflix show, while nice in theory, isn’t possible in reality. We’d be bored. We’d rather be out and about exploring.

    If this description fits your personality, then you’ll feel like you already know Austin Cameron. He’s a 27-year-old software developer based out of Louisville. When he’s not working, electric skateboarding (huh?), and working on his next startup, he’s practicing photography. And that’s why we reached out to Austin. He is this month’s featured Photographer Spotlight.

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