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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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1001 Tips for Buying & Selling a Home

Any home owner will be able to find at least a few dozen useful, practical tips they’re yet to come across in this epic work.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:23 PM EST more »


301 Simple Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Now and for More Money Than You Thought

Clark’s tips run the gamut from posh to practical, using ample statistical analysis to justify staging expenses.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:25 PM EST more »


House Selling For Dummies

This comprehensive, but easy-to-read, book is one of the most recommended house selling books available.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:20 PM EST more »


Saving the Deal: How to Avoid Financing Fiascoes and Other Real Estate Deal Killers

Rumsey’s recently released work is a great read focusing on the oft-ignored signing complications that arise near closings.  
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:26 PM EST more »


Sell It by Owner and Save

Though it’s most recent edition is a few years old, many FSBOs stand by Sell it by Owner and Save as the best FSBO guide available. Unlike many other DIY-themed books, Kloian encourages adventurous home sellers to ditch their agents altogether.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:30 PM EST more »


Sell Your Home in Any Market: 50 Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Getting Top Dollar Fast

Remley’s book maintains a positive tone throughout. A solid read for future FSBOs.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:27 PM EST more »


Seven Steps to Sold: The Secrets to Selling Your Home for Big Bucks . . . Fast!

Famed mother-daughter duo Donna and Shannon Freeman turn in an equally quick and useful read with this 240-page paperback.
Posted: 05/15/2008 08:23 PM EST more »