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Fix These Four Common Decorating Mistakes

Everyone tries to give their home at least a little bit of style by adding some decorating flair, but simple mistakes can easily overshadow an otherwise well-put-together room. Often, it can be hard to put your finger on what exactly the issue is with the design of a space, but most people understandably aren't going to hire a professional interior designer to come in and critique their living room. This is where home renovation website Houzz comes in; Houzz recently wrote about some of the most common mistakes that are made by people when decorating their home and suggested simple ways to fix them. In this post, I've highlighted four mistakes that are among the easiest to identify and correct.

Here's What a Home Inspector Can't Tell You

Many buyers head into the home inspection with the idea that afterward they will know everything about the home, but this is not a realistic expectation. Instead, you should keep in mind that home inspectors are professionals that look for specific indicators and are bound by a set rules regarding their findings. Although every buyer is understandably focused on what's in the report, in some ways it is just as important to understand what isn't covered as what is. Keep reading to learn about a few of the items that you shouldn't expect to be covered in the home inspection.

Is It Time to Take Your Home Off the Market?

All sellers look forward to the day when their home listing finally goes live; after all, in many cases they have worked hard for weeks or months to get the property ready for potential buyers. Although everyone dreams of a quick sale, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes a home just sits... and sits... and sits. If your home has been on the market for several months and you aren't receiving reasonable offers (or even unreasonable ones!), then it might be time to consider withdrawing the listing. Of course, this is no easy decision, so how do you know when a change is necessary? Here are four signs that it might be time for a tactical retreat.