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These regions have the most untapped real estate potential

To better understand where homeowners may have hidden real estate value, Realm compared different areas of the country by evaluating possible projects a house could complete, the return on investment associated with these projects, and home values.

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These 5 home styles are most commonly seen on the market

What makes a home style popular? Since the onset of the pandemic, the answer has been a little harder to answer as COVID-19 upturned the housing market in unprecedented ways. To better understand the types of houses that hit the market during the pandemic, we compiled this list of the most popular home styles in the U.S.

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These tax deductions may help save homeowners thousands

It can be a big relief to finish the chore of filing your tax return — but it can also leave behind doubts. Did you pay more than your fair share in taxes? Could you have earned a bigger refund? Check out this list of 10 tax deductions that may help you save money next tax season.

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Everything you need to know about ADUs

With housing prices continuing their upward climb, you may be among the majority of homeowners who plan to remain in your existing home for the near future. But that reality might have you pining to create additional living space. Depending on your location, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can allow you to accomplish all your homeowner goals.

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4 ways to add space to your home

Outgrowing your living space is frustrating, especially after creating an environment to suit your family’s every need. That said, things inevitably change. If you're looking to add space to your home, you’ve got four basic options to consider: a first-floor addition, a second-floor addition, a garage conversion, or an accessory dwelling unit, also known as an ADU.

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10 common selling costs for homeowners

As a homeowner, selling a home at the right time — and to the right buyer — can be a pretty lucrative move, especially right now. While there are opportunities to capitalize on the buying trend that has taken hold nationwide, selling a home can also be a costly venture. Knowing the fees associated with selling a home will give you a clear idea of how to maximize profits.

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Home equity loan basics

When it comes to tackling home repairs and renovations, you may very well be faced with pricey (but important!) overhauls like replacing your roof, windows, or central A/C — each of which can run many thousands of dollars. What can you do to access the necessary funds? One potential option is to leverage your home equity through a home equity loan.

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What you should know about zoning

Got a renovation project on your home-improvement horizon? Wondering where to dive in? Familiarizing yourself with zoning codes is a critically important part of the construction process. In fact, learning the specifics of how your property is zoned might be the smartest first step in your home-improvement journey.

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