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Ouch! 5 home features that hurt your home's resale value most, according to an Atlanta realtor

If you're thinking of selling anytime soon, you may want to dump those 1970s avocado appliances and invest in some stainless steel.

According to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services realtor Susan Castle, having a kitchen no one's remodeled in 30 years is like begging for a lower offer. "Outdated kitchens decrease sales prices dramatically, because buyers are quick to realize the money to update them will be coming out of their own pockets after the sale," she said.

You may be looking at as much as a $10,000 reduction in your list price if potential buyers are looking at an outdated kitchen. "I would recommend at the very minimum that sellers install new appliances," Castle said.

Along with taking a long, hard look at the kitchen, Castle and Kara Conway, a realtor at Virtual Properties Realty in Snellville, recommend fixing the following home features before they slash your list price.

Bad carpeting

"Update the carpeting, please!" Conway said. "Awful carpet from the '70s and '80s can really discourage buyers."

It can also encourage buyers to ask for a several-thousand-dollar replacement allowance. If you can make the switch with less expense, do it.

Part of the carpeting conundrum involves outdated colors, like blue or green instead of today's preferred neutrals. "Even if a carpet is brand new, if it's not in a modern color, it will have to be replaced," Conway said. "Old-style colors make a buyer assume the carpet is old, too."

Bath fixtures

Replacing outdated bathroom fixtures is another way to protect your home's resale value with little expense. "The faux crystal knobs and brass fixtures are very '80s," said Conway. "Replace them with a more modern option."

Bathroom counters

Laminate counters might have been a necessity when your house was built, but there's no need to keep them if you're selling. "You can replace them with granite or even solid wood and repaint the cabinets for $1,000 or so and add $5,000 to the price of your home," Conway said.

The front yard

Having a rangy lawn or unkempt gardens might burn the whole sale altogether. "Pay to have the beds weeded, the grass edged, maybe a fresh coat of pine straw," Conway said. "The curb is the first impression. If it's not presentable, you may not get any serious buyers at all."

SEE IT: Goat gets loose, goes on morning Starbucks run

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Maybe humans aren't the only ones who crave a morning coffee fix.

According to The Associated Press, a pet goat named Milly broke free from her Rohnert Park, California, home Sunday morning and ended up in an unlikely place – Starbucks.

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"Missing a goat?" the Rohnert Park Police and Fire Department posted on its Facebook page Sunday. "Imagine our dispatcher's surprise when she received a couple of calls early this morning advising there was a goat roaming around Wolf Den Plaza ... more specifically, the goat apparently needed a caffeine fix and had wandered INTO the Wolf Den Starbucks."

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<script>(function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3";  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>Missing a goat? Imagine our dispatcher's surprise when she received a couple of calls early this morning advising...Posted by City of Rohnert Park Police & Fire on Sunday, April 10, 2016

When Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates arrived, Starbucks employees were trying to feed Milly a banana, but she was more interested in a nearby box, he told the AP. He took the goat to the local animal shelter until the owner, Alan Ergenbright, got word and came to retrieve her.

"We are pleased to report the goat's owner sprung him from the Animal Shelter," the department wrote on its Facebook page Sunday evening. "Thanks to our followers for the assist!"

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<script>(function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3";  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>We are pleased to report the goat's owner sprung him from the Animal Shelter. Thanks to our followers for the assist!Posted by City of Rohnert Park Police & Fire on Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ergenbright called Milly "a really happy and sweet goat."

"She's also pretty curious," he told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

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SEE IT: Chihuahua leads police on wild chase across San Francisco's Bay Bridge

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A Chihuahua led California Highway Patrol officers on a bizarre chase Sunday morning.

According to CBSSF-TV, the pup was seen running down the eastbound lanes of Bay Bridge heading toward San Francisco around 6:56 a.m., CHP officials reported.

The dog, described as a black Chihuahua, put up a good fight.

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“It took a while, I mean he was fast, he was running. We set up several road blocks, but he just ran right around them. Eventually, we were able to box him in. I used my jacket to distract him and the motor officer came up and took him into custody,” California Highway Patrol Officer Vu Williams told KGO-TV.

The pup was taken to San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

Officials are currently looking for its owner.

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​HOT PURSUIT: A CHP officer said a chihuahua who led him on a c...HOT PURSUIT: A CHP officer said a chihuahua who led him on a chase down the Bay Bridge today, was so fast that not even road blocks stopped the little guy. http://abc7ne.ws/238Sr9QPosted by ABC7 News on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Home allegedly stalked by eerie 'Watcher' back on market for $1.25M

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Six bedrooms. Four bathrooms. One stalker.

A colonial-style Westfield, New Jersey, home that made headlines after the current owners claimed someone who identified himself as "The Watcher" sent them creepy, anonymous letters is back on the market for $1.25 million, NJ.com reports.

According to USA Today, Derek and Maria Broaddus bought the house for $1.3 million in 2014, but the couple and their three children never moved in after supposedly receiving threatening letters from the so-called "Watcher."

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"My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time," one letter read, according to NBC News.

The writer also said, "Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Once I know their names I will draw them to me," NJ.com reports.

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The Broadduses tried to sell the house but failed. Last summer, the couple sued the previous owners, John and Andrea Woods, claiming that they knew about the stalker but kept quiet, according to The Associated Press and NJ.com. The Woodses denied the accusations, saying they did receive an anonymous letter but that it wasn't disturbing. They have filed a counterclaim against the Broadduses for causing them emotional distress.

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Martin Luther King's son trades Malibu mansion for $1.8M Atlanta home

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Dexter Scott King, the son of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has closed on a $1.8 million home in an affluent uptown district of Atlanta, according to Curbed Atlanta.

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King, who sold his $4.8 million four-bedroom, six-bath Malibu mansion last year, has been on the West Coast since 2000. King said in an email last year that he and his wife, Leah Weber King, want to spend more time in Atlanta, possibly to heal the troubled relationships he's had with his siblings.

“My wife and I have been discussing for quite some time the idea of returning to Atlanta,” King said. “And with the present efforts to bring about resolution, lasting peace and healing within myself and my siblings, now seemed the perfect time.”

« Photos: Martin Luther King Jr's son selling $4.8M mansion »

The 7,451-square-foot Mediterranean-style Buckhead home has five bedrooms and 5½ baths. The half-acre corner lot includes a two-story covered loggia with outdoor fireplace.

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