20 major turnoffs that scare away homebuyers

20 major turnoffs that scare away homebuyers
20 major turnoffs that scare away homebuyers

If today’s seller’s market for homes and fantastically low mortgage rates have you thinking it’s time to sell your house, take a good look around your property.

It probably needs some work to make it sell-ready. What you do or don’t do to get the place ready for the market will determine whether potential buyers come flocking or go fleeing.

Face it: Your house may have some icky

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Online platforms make the most of people staying in with new features to keep them hooked



a man standing in front of a laptop: The co-watching space has, in fact, gained a lot of traction due to the restrictions in place and with people being unable to hang out together.


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The co-watching space has, in fact, gained a lot of traction due to the restrictions in place and with people being unable to hang out together.

By Shriya Roy

In the past few months, the tech world has proven to be a saviour, enabling not just remote working, but also prompt delivery of good and services as a majority of people stay at home. Not surprisingly, tech firms have

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Retro home decor we still love

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These Face Masks Meet the CDC Requirements For Cloth Face Coverings

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, government officials are now encouraging people to keep their faces covered at all times when they’re outside — even if they don’t have access to a face mask.

While hospitals continue to deal with a shortage of face masks, the CDC says many cloth face coverings could still be effective in helping to “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the

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20 major turnoffs that can scare away homebuyers

20 major turnoffs that can scare away homebuyers
20 major turnoffs that can scare away homebuyers

If today’s seller’s market for homes and fantastically low mortgage rates have you thinking it’s time to sell your house, take a good look around your property.

It probably needs some work to make it sell-ready. What you do or don’t do to get the place ready for the market will determine whether potential buyers come flocking or go fleeing.

Face it: Your house may have some

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Social media influencers drive retail sales in the pandemic

Influencers are shaping the way people shop during the pandemic, as more people spend time on their phones and online.

In a year marked by working from home and staying inside, the influencer sphere has adapted to meet followers where they are. Influencers, or content creators who have built a reputation and following for their knowledge or expertise on a

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Only the misinformed want to abolish ICE

For almost three years we have all heard the battle cries from the left to “Abolish ICE.”  I heard it when I was the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and I still hear it in retirement. These verbal and increasingly physical attacks on law enforcement are dangerous to the stability of our nation and need to stop immediately.

Hundreds stood in front of the ICE headquarters building in Washington, D.C., chanting to abolish ICE,

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Geneva Girl Scout’s Silver Award project aids shelter dogs

GENEVA – The dogs like chew toys made of recycled denim, they run through a sprinkler/dog wash and work on other puzzle toys to get treats – all in the name of doggie enrichment.

Kane County Animal Control Administrator Brett Youngsteadt said the items were the work of Frances M., an eighth grader at Geneva Middle School South for her Silver Award project as a Cadette Girl Scout in Geneva Troop 1384. The Girl Scout … Read More

The 20 biggest homebuyer turnoffs

The 20 biggest homebuyer turnoffs
The 20 biggest homebuyer turnoffs

If today’s seller’s market for homes and fantastically low mortgage rates have you thinking it’s time to sell your house, take a good look around your property.

It probably needs some work to make it sell-ready. What you do or don’t do to get the place ready for the market will determine whether potential buyers come flocking or go fleeing.

Face it: Your house may have some icky issues. And

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Amazfit Zepp E Square smartwatch hands-on: Gorgeous design, long battery life, and focus on health

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We’ve seen watches from Amazfit before and they have always had high-quality design and materials. The Zepp E Square, also available in a Circle form factor, switches the brand naming and offers a compelling activity and health tracking wearable available for $249.99 on Amazon.

The Zepp E Square design is reminiscent of an Apple Watch, but after opening up the retail package it clearly has a higher quality feel to it. It is made of

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Smart motorways widow calls for husband’s killer to walk free

For most grieving widows, writing a victim impact statement offers a chance to plead with a judge to impose the harshest possible sentence for their husband’s killer. 

But, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal Claire Mercer will use hers to tell a court the lorry driver who “ploughed into” her husband and another motorist on a smart motorway should be spared jail.

Prezemyslaw Zbigniew Szuba, 40, has admitted two counts of causing death by driving without

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This Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign training can make you a graphic design pro

This Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign training can make you a graphic design pro

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TLDR: The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School offers training in all three of Adobe’s industry-leading graphic design apps.

From its lofty perch at the top of the creative food chain, it’s hard to remember a time when the family of apps that make up the Adobe Creative Cloud weren’t the preeminent digital creation tools on the planet. But back in the mid-80s, way before easy audio and video editing and website

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Bert Bell for IGU board | Letters To Editor

To the editor: Bert Bell’s willingness to serve on the Interior Gas Utility board is a unique opportunity for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to have benefit of his 40-plus years of engineering and commercial construction experience when moving the utility into the execution and distribution phases of making affordable gas available to residents the Interior.

Having worked with Bert for two decades before his retirement at GHEMM Company, we know his understanding of utility

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These homebuying turnoffs scare away potential buyers

These homebuying turnoffs scare away potential buyers
These homebuying turnoffs scare away potential buyers

If today’s seller’s market for homes and fantastically low mortgage rates have you thinking it’s time to sell your house, take a good look around your property.

It probably needs some work to make it sell-ready. What you do or don’t do to get the place ready for the market will determine whether potential buyers come flocking or go fleeing.

Face it: Your house may have some icky

Read More

Kelvin Collins: Online vehicle purchases drive escrow scams – Business – The Augusta Chronicle

Buying a car online? Just because your money is held in escrow doesn’t make the deal legit.

Social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic have fueled an unprecedented shift to online shopping for consumer goods of all kinds, including recreational vehicles.

Many online platforms list cars, trucks, vans and RVs for very low prices, with sellers offering to make third-party delivery arrangements if the buyer pays via escrow. In reality, neither the automobile nor the

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Painter Carlos Almaraz: A short, bright life in Netflix doc

As I write this, we are exactly two days into October and it is already full of surprises. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential culture news — and escapist Instagram accounts.

Art on the screen

It seems right in one pandemic to consider the life of an artist felled by another: Carlos Almaraz, the Mexico City-born, L.A.-raised painter whose expressionistic canvases of fiery car

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Create charming rooms using color and pattern

English designer Cath Kidston is known as “The Queen of Print.” With a background in interior design and styling, Kidston founded her brand in 1993 and made it a global name selling home furnishings and fashion products. In 2017, after stepping down from the Cath Kidston Group, she founded a solo venture, Joy of Print, a creative design studio specializing in designing prints for the interiors and fashion world.

Her new book, “A Place Called

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Column: In a digital space, young people learn life-changing skills for the real world

Cali Liu is a 17-year-old La Jolla High School senior who uses photography to help her manage the stress of her busy student life. Adrian Prado is a 16-year-old junior at John F. Kennedy Middle College High School in Norco whose love of taking photos and making videos is what gets him out of the house and keeps him in touch with the outside world. Earlier this week, both students came together on Zoom to

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Couple revamp hideous caravan for barely anything

A DIY-loving couple stumbled across a hideous 25-yera-old caravan and decided to make it a “home away from home” by completely transforming it.

Melanie Jones, 41, who works for the police, and her partner Mark, 52, who has his own building company, have six kids between them, but were keen for a challenge to keep busy during lockdown.

The couple gave the grotty caravan a fresh new modern makeover

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The couple gave the grotty caravan a fresh new modern makeoverCredit: latestdeals.com

The couple, who

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With AGT behind her, Celina Graves focuses on future album, concert tour

On Sept. 16, Celina Graves’ journey on “America’s Got Talent” came to an end when she didn’t earn enough votes to reach the final round of the NBC television series last month.

But there’s one thing the 31-year-old Escondido singer wants people to know about being eliminated from the show just before the $1 million prize round. As one of the top 15 finalists from more than 80,000 people who tried out for the show

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