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6 Must Have Painting ToolsThere is an art to staging a luxury home, and paint choice is a large part of it. And, as with any art, there are certain tools of the trade that should be mastered. Some of them can be useful depending on the situation, but some are so handy they’re almost mandatory for anyone who wants to paint. Here are some of the different useful painting tools available on the market and how to use them. 

1. 5 Gallon Bucket

Paint already comes in buckets, so why would anyone want a bigger bucket for their paint? There’s actually a very handy reason. When using multiple cans of paint that are the same color, it’s possible that there could be an error made during the mixing process that means they come out in slightly different shades. By pouring all the

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Seasonal Park City Activities You've Got to TryNestled in the mountains, it might seem like Park City's year-round population of about 8,000 and historic mining roots makes it something with a minimal draw. That is, of course, until people consider Park City's awesome location and capacity as a tourist destination. These days, Park City brings in over half a billion each year in tourist dollars, particularly focused on the fun and delights of winter. However, Park City has a great deal to offer in any season.

Spring

Early spring may be one of the best times to enjoy an excellent day of skiing in Park City. The days are longer, the weather is not quite as biting, and there is still plenty of powder on the slopes. Most ski resorts in and around Park City are open until early or mid-April,

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How Smart Technology Can Increase the Luxury in Your HomeIt's clear that some technology is made for strictly practical purposes, while other devices are made more for fun. But as the years roll by and the technology improves, the lines are increasingly blurry. Now homeowners can highlight the luxury in their home with the addition of smart technology, and they can improve upon their home for both themselves and future buyers. Luxury homes can be brought to a new level by the integration of smart technology into their lifestyle.

Smart Speakers

There are few things more luxurious than asking a question to the air while alone and then immediately receiving the answer. Smart speakers provide homeowners with the opportunity to do exactly that, enabling them to make to-do lists, play music, query search

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3 Secrets to Selling Your Luxury HomeAnyone can choose to adopt the techniques of a luxury agent. The overall approach can help an owner or investor sell a luxury home for optimal value. There is much more that needs to be done for those serious about selling a luxury home. Luxury homes and super-prime properties need the efforts of an agent with an understanding of the market and a diverse network of contacts.

Understand more about what goes into selling a luxury home and how to attract the right buyers today.

Have a Buyer Profile

It is important to appeal to a range of potential buyers. However, some homes appeal more to some people than others, and because of that, homeowners trying to sell their homes can benefit from analyzing these highlights. Building a profile of who

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Important Red Flags for BuyersAt the end of the day it is the buyer's decision to close on the home. Some issues may help buyers negotiate on the price and get concessions. However, some potential buyers would rather not deal with pre-existing problems in a home. What issues should be considered as potential red flags for buyers?

Use the following suggestions when getting ready to do a walk through and before closing on a home.

Check Out the Neighborhood

A home may be a great deal. However, one cannot separate the property from the community in which it sits in. A gorgeous home at a great price can be among other homes on the block that have been listed for sale or are in various states of disrepair. Investigate the economic health of the area and check out school

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5 Areas to Stage for the Ideal Curb AppealImproving a property's curb appeal often involves looking at aspects of the home in entirely new ways. This checklist helps home sellers know which areas they will need to prepare to earn the best buyer impressions.

1. Pay Attention to the Porch

Although curb appeal can technically affect a home sale from hundreds of yards at a distance, the things that buyers can see up close could really change the way they conceive of a property. The porch might be a visitor's first opportunity to pause and really examine the condition of a home as they wait to be granted entry. The door should be in excellent working order and have a fresh coat of paint. Home sellers who cannot afford a complete overhaul of the home's exterior should focus their efforts

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How to Show a Luxury Home to Impress BuyersShowing a luxury home may not seem very difficult, especially considering most of them are already designed to be impressive at first sight. But there are ways to better highlight its best features when showing in the hopes of better offers. The market may be a fickle friend to sellers depending on a number of unpredictable variables, but there are plenty of decisions you do have total control over. Use these tips before deciding on a strategy.

Consider Private Showings Only

Open houses for luxury homes tend to draw in people who are just looking for something to do on the weekend. This could be anyone from a couple just having a little fun to a thief who wants to check out the home's vulnerabilities. By making the home showings private,

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Luxurious Upgrades for Homes: 5 Ways to Improve the Way You LiveHomeowners looking to make luxury home improvements that offer a great return on investment and simply make their home a ‘cooler' and more modern hangout may seek out a few high-end luxury improvements to command opulence in their homes. Here are five innovative upgrades that can be incorporated into most home's decor to add flair, whether it's to enjoy or as part of staging to sell.

1. Enclosed Patio Rooms with Panoramic Views

Outdoor luxury kitchens are all the rage in backyard entertaining, and all those tasty treats can certain attract a number of pesky insects and critters during mealtime. Resolve outdoor pests concerns with a glass or screened in patio with 360-degree views of surrounding landscapes. Glass rooms on the patio are the

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5 Tips for Luxury Home Down PaymentsA down payment for a luxury home can be daunting, even to those who consider themselves to financially comfortable. However, planning ahead when it comes to the down payment is the best way for a buyer to save money on their investment, so keep these tips in mind before deciding on how much the down payment should be.

Aim High

The standard rule for down payments is 20 percent of the home's total value. Even though there are plenty of chances for buyers to pay as low as 3–5 percent, it's still not recommended if the goal is to pay as little as possible for the home. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is typically required by the lender should the buyer fail to produce 20 percent of the home's value, and the cost of the insurance can put a

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How to Navigate Your Luxury Home MortgageA luxury home mortgage and a conventional home mortgage have several key differences that buyers should understand before going through with the sale. These differences shape how a lender views the applicant, how long it takes to approve the loan, and what options a buyer should consider. Learn more about how to structure a luxury home mortgage before finalizing the numbers.

Insurance Facts

Before structuring a luxury home mortgage, it helps for the buyer to think like the lender. Government programs that insure mortgages will only do so for loans up to a certain amount. Anything over the conforming limit of $424,100 is considered a jumbo mortgage, and generally carries increased interest rates for the buyer. Buyers should be prepared for

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