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Cathie Ericson writes about personal finance, real estate, health, lifestyle, and business topics. When she's not writing she loves to read, hike, and run. Find her @CathieEricson.

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How to Sell Your Home (Part 5): 6 Tips for Surviving a Home Showing

Home showings can be stressful. But if you keep all your valuables locked up in one place, you can make the process a little easier. Find out 6 tips that’ll make it easier. 

DIY hacks | Home and garden

How to Sell Your Home (Part 4): 5 Things to Fix Before Selling Your House

Do you really need to invest time, effort, and money into improving the house you’re selling? Here’s what to fix (and what to leave as-is).

DIY hacks | Home and garden

How to Sell Your Home (Part 3): How a Realtor Chooses Your Home Sales Price

Find out exactly what a real estate agent considers when setting your home sales price, from the number of days on the market to your upgrades.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

How to Sell Your Home (Part 2): 6 Simple Tricks For Staging Your Home Like a Pro

Have you ever walked in a house that’s for sale and been wowed by the owner’s chic taste? Chances are good they’ve staged the home. Here are 6 ways to do it yourself.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

How to Sell Your Home (Part 1): 6 Surprising Things Ruining Your Home’s Resale Value

When trying to figure out a home’s resale value experts consider location, the health of the economy, market inventory, and a slew of other variables — good and bad. But some of the things that can negatively impact your home’s valuation at resale might surprise you.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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