Barbara Ballinger

Barbara Ballinger is a professional writer, author, blogger and speaker who has long focused on real estate, design, and personal finance. She has co-authored many books, including Successful Homebuilding and Remodeling, The Kitchen Bible: Designing the perfect culinary space, and The Garden Bible: Designing the perfect outdoor space. She regularly contributes to the National Association of Realtors® Website and magazine.


Barbara's Articles

Protect your Biggest Investment with a Home Protection Plan

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Home Warranty

You may have confidence in your appliances and home systems, or in the extra coverage you obtained through extended warranty plans, but how about those gas, electric, water and sewer lines that run from your house to the city or town utility lines? When on-property lines fail, it can be a huge nuisance and costly.....

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Home Painting Products: Snap App and SnapDry by Sherwin-Williams

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Painting Products

Selling a home? Just bought a home? Paint is the easiest and least expensive decorating tool to help homeowners transform a house when moving out – and often before moving in. Fortunately to avoid spending dollars on hiring a painting contractor, many homeowners can paint themselves. However, choosing the right paint color can be intimidating......

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How to Boost Real Estate Sales

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Staging

When real estate inventory is low and prices are at a premium, many homeowners think their homes will sell quickly and at full listing price. Possibly, but it’s not ordinarily that easy. Even in a robust real-estate market, homes with over-crammed spaces or empty rooms may linger on the market or sell below list price......

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