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Today is World Kindness Day! Can you think of an act of kindness you can do today?

Obviously, we all should be kind daily. With so much going on every day, every week, every month, every year—kindness can get pushed to the side, in favor of what is urgent or trending. At least with one day set aside each year, we should be able to focus on things we can do to be kind to others and maybe even set up a new habit.

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How to see past the outdated when home shopping.

I’m sure you’ve seen homes online or in person that have never been updated or re-decorated since they were bought years ago. Don’t give up on these homes thinking that they need too much work or it will cost too much. If you don’t have the money to do a full remodel, then check out some DIY shortcuts that can help you get by in the meantime. You may be surprised how it turns out, and who knows, maybe you won’t need a full remodel after all.

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Think you can’t do some of this yourself? Check out the following links:

How to paint cabinets

How to install subway tile

How to paint your counter tops

DIY flooring

DIY light fixture

We would love to help you get into that dream home and guide you along the way. Contact us at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Don’t forget that tomorrow is Election Day.

If you live in Ohio, you have something to vote on. (If you live in Kentucky, you don’t.)

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Want to know more about voting and election? Click here for information.

If you have any questions about buying or selling, Contact The Vories Team at 1-833-VORIES1 or visit us at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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29 days until Thanksgiving! If you’re hosting and want to look super prepared and fancy, then check out these freebies.

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With just under a month to go, why not get started with the prep now? This site contains free printable’s such as place cards, dinner checklists, guests lists and recipe/ingredients lists.  Click here to go download the goodies!

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Are you aware how much incorrect and outdated information is on Zillow?

avoid zillowThere’s a good deal of discussion going on about Zillow’s ‘Zestimates’. Zillow can be a good starting point, but that nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about 8%.

Whoa. That sounds high. On a $500,000 house, that would be a $40,000 disparity — a lot of money on the table — and could create problems. So what do you do now that you’ve got the scoop on Zestimate accuracy? Most important, take this advice: Look at them as no more than starting points in pricing discussions with the real authorities on local real estate values — experienced agents and appraisers. Zestimates are hardly gospel — often far from it. Also, there are quite a few of expired, sold, pending and withdrawn homes that are never updated in Zillow, creating confusion for buyers. Always check with a realtor who will let you know the current market conditions. We would love to help. Contact us at 1-833-VORIES1 or visit us at http://www.thevoriesteam.com to accurately shop for homes. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.