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Questionable Choices Plus CandysDirt Staff Equals This Wednesday WTF

By Bethany Erickson / January 30, 2019 / 3 Comments

It started with one photo of questionable design acumen showing up in my Facebook feed. Of course, I had to show it to my coworkers, I mean, have you been here before? Getting my coworkers to react to the things I find while looking for the Wednesday WTF is like 22.3 percent of the fun […]

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Tagged On Instagram: Remodeled Garland Home With Plenty of Upgrades

By Bethany Erickson / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It’s no real secret — Realtors love Instagram. We do, too — it’s a great way to pique interest in a home, tell a story, and more. In fact, are you following us there? Because you probably should. This week’s Tuesday Two Hundred comes from Monument Realty, who tagged us last week to let us […]

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From Facebook: Kitchen Islands — Yay or Nay?

By Bethany Erickson / December 7, 2018 / 3 Comments
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We all have our own list of things that are on trend, but maybe don’t excite us. Shiplap. Inspirational phrases on walls. Soaking tubs. But when one writer said she hated her kitchen island, we decided to ask our readers if they harbored similar disgruntlement against the fairly ubiquitous feature. Realtor.com writer Cathie Ericson said: […]

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From Facebook: Are Open Houses Really Worth It?

By Bethany Erickson / November 10, 2018 / 2 Comments
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We hear the question from time to time — are open houses really worth the time and effort? After finding several debates in various real estate and business publications, we took to Facebook and Instagram to ask our readers what they thought.

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From Facebook: What Do You Do With an Uncooperative Seller?

By Bethany Erickson / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
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This week’s Friday Question had its genesis in a conundrum we faced here at CandysDirt — we found a local listing that was quite well, not conducive to good marketing of a home, to put it delicately. At the time, we talked amongst ourselves about why the photos in the listing may have looked the […]

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Mortgage Report: Mid-Week Stock Market Rally Puts Pressure on Bonds

By Joanna England / September 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, stocks rallied on news of a trade deal between the United States and Canada, which put pressure on bonds, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. Instagram followers got that up-to-the-minute news on Wednesday, where our most-trusted mortgage expert converted his “float” position to “lock.”  In this week’s 71st episode […]

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