Why It's Hard to Sell Your Home on Your Own

Published May 11, 2016

As you prepare to sell your home, you might think that working with a Realtor only means additional fees and costs. Read More...


Electronic Security Offers Protection And Peace Of Mind

Published May 4, 2016

Face it; we live in a frightening and sometimes dangerous world. Protecting your family and property is a priority. Read More...


Savvy Tips For Purchasing A New Home

Published April 27, 2016

For many people, especially first-time buyers’, purchasing a new home is one of the biggest and most complicated transactions of their lifetime. Read More...


Trees For Springtime Planting

Published April 20, 2016

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. - Chinese proverb Read More...


Saving For Your First Home In Your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s

Published April 13, 2016

There are many specific challenges that people will face when saving for their home at different ages. Read More...


The Top 7 Qualities All Good Tenants Have

Published April 6, 2016

To find a good tenant, it helps to know what a good tenant actually is. Here are seven qualities all good tenants have. Read More...


Outdoor Landscaping Upgrades That Make Financial Sense

Published March 30, 2016

Outdoor landscaping upgrades are important if you are planning to sell your home. However, you want to make sure that you spend your landscaping budget wisely. Read More...


10 Home Staging Tips to Make Your Home Look Great Fast

Published March 23, 2016

Staging your home is important for attracting potential buyers. However, you shouldn’t overlook the crucial details that buyers won’t fail to notice. Read More...


Four Reasons Owning a Vacation Home Is a Good Investment

Published March 16, 2016

A vacation home can be about more than parties and down time; after reading what some of the best real estate minds have to say about the benefit of vacation homes as investments, you’ll see the potential for yourself as well. Read More...


How to Sell Your Home When You Have Pets

Published March 2, 2016

Selling a home as a pet-owner is not difficult if you eliminate evidence of the pets in the home. A thorough cleaning job is a good start. Read More...


6 Dos and Don’ts of Basement Home Improvement

Published Feburary 24, 2016

When you’re preparing your house for sale, the basement is often overlooked when it comes to home staging. Read More...


What to Do in the Months Before You Put Your Home on the Market

Published February 17, 2016

Selling a home is a complicated process that requires planning in order to be success. Know what you are getting into before you get started. Read More...


Backyard Landscaping Ideas to Upgrade Your Property

Published February 10, 2016

Upgrading your backyard landscaping can bring new life to your property. In certain cases, it can even raise the value of your home. Read More...


How to Set Up an Open House for the Best Results

Published February 03, 2016

An open house event is an essential part of attracting buyers to your home. Figuring out how to set a successful open house can help you to get offers quickly. Read More...


3 Things that are Key to an Equity-Boosting Bathroom

Published January 27, 2016

bathroom renovation can add value to your property, if it’s done right. These three things are key. Read More...


4 Living Room Staging Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster

Published January 20, 2016

If you are prepping your home to be sold, home staging is an important part of the process. Here are some tips for staging your living room to attract buyers. Read More...


High-Quality Photography Tips for Online Home Listings

Published January 13, 2016

When you list your home for sale, you want to attract the best possible offers. High-quality photography can help your home get noticed. Read More...


6 Myths About Buying a Home As a First-Time Buyer

Published January 6, 2016

As a first-time home buyer, your lack of experience can certainly cloud your judgment as you prepare to buy a home. Getting ahead of the buying process means getting the facts straight. Read More...


When Should You Sell Your Home If You Are Planning to Move?

Published December 30, 2015

As a home seller, you might be unsure as to the best time to sell your home if you are planning a move. Deciding when to put your home on the market in advance can help you to plan your move more easily and can enable you to be successful in the sale of your old home. Read More...


When Should You Hire a Specialist Home Inspector?

Published December 23, 2015

Hiring a specialist home inspector can protect your investment. Call a specialist home inspector if you need help beyond the services that a generalist provides. Read More...


4 First-Time Homeowner Repair Tips

Published December 16, 2015

Homeowners often need to make adjustments to a home after a purchase. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to seek out the best deals to complete your home renovation project. Read More...


Top 5 Things to Consider in a Home for Real Estate Investment

Published December 9, 2015

If you are planning to buy a property as a real estate investor, you must choose carefully to improve your odds of success. Read More...


Home Security Systems: How to Select the Right Company

Published December 2, 2015

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your home and its occupants are protected in the event of an incident or emergency. Read More...


Major Home Defects to Watch Out For

Published November 25, 2015

Sellers are required to disclose major defects on a home. But as a buyer, how can you be sure that the home that you are purchasing doesn’t have serious problems? Read More...


Proven Steps to Finding a Good Property Manager

Published November 18, 2015

Finding the right property manager can mean the difference between having a guaranteed monthly cash flow and bankruptcy. That makes choosing a good property manager an essential component of investor success. Read More...


What to Expect From a Realtor With Regard to Marketing Your Home

Published November 11, 2015

If you are prepping your home to be sold and you want to work with a Realtor, you should know what to expect. Read More...


Avoid These Time Wasters As a Home Seller

Published November 4, 2015

As a homeseller, time wasters are your number one enemy if your goal is to sell your home quickly and for the best price. Read More...


How to Sell a Vacation Home

Published October 28, 2015

Vacation homes present a unique challenge when it comes time to sell. If you are planning to sell a vacation home, there are some important differences to consider. Read More...


5 Stress-Reducing Moving Tips for Packing Up the Family Home

Published October 21, 2015

As a homeowner preparing to move, you likely have a lot on your mind. Planning to make your move less stressful can make the process easier. Read More...


3 Reasons Every Home Buyer Should Have a Home Inspection Done

Published October 14, 2015

As a potential home buyer, getting a home inspection done is the initial first step to purchasing a home. A home inspection report can actually help you decide whether buying is a sound decision. Read More...


10 Home Inspection Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Published October 7, 2015

As a potential home buyer, getting a home inspection done is the initial first step to purchasing a home. A home inspection report can actually help you decide whether buying is a sound decision. Read More...


What Family Buyers Are Really Looking for in Your Home

Published September 30, 2015.

Selling your home is all about knowing what your target buyer’s market wants, and appealing to it. Different stripes of buyers require different approaches to best appeal to their needs and wants, and one of the most common buyer types is the family buyer. These people are interested in how your home will work for them and their loved ones, and how well the house will grow with them over the years. Read more...


How to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal in One Afternoon

Published September 23, 2015.

Is your home ready for sale from the inside out? Most home owners know that interior staging is essential to selling a home quickly and for the most profit, but too many home owners don’t think to expand their staging vision to the outdoors. Read more...


Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Improvement Projects

Published September 16, 2015.

Improving your home’s curb appeal is the number one way to pique a buyer’s interest in your home, and really get the price tag the property deserves. Curb appeal projects can range from the simple to the complex, and even the smallest improvements can have big results in a buyer’s eye. Read more...


Understanding the Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Published September 9, 2015.

It may be difficult to think of the windows in your home as valuable assets. Of course, standing in front of one of these outlets on a blazing summer day or frigid winter night can help you shift your point of view in quite a hurry. Read more...


The Hidden Costs of Flipping Homes

Published September 2, 2015.

With countless TV shows providing a glamorous look into the world of flipping homes, it’s no surprise that more and more people are showing interest in this portion of the real estate world. However, do the benefits of flipping a home outweigh the sometimes hidden costs that trip up novice flippers? Read more...


Putting Safety First During a Home Sale

Published August 26, 2015.

Selling or buying a home is an exciting, nerve-wracking, and important time, all rolled into one. Unfortunately, too many members of the marketplace end up making this event more stressful by failing to give safe practices their due. Read more...


What to Look for in a Home When You’ve Got Furry Friends

Published August 19, 2015.

Shopping for a new home is complicated enough when you’re dealing with humans. When you start factoring in your family members from the animal kingdom (no, we’re not talking about your Cousin Howard), things can start to get a little bit hairy. Read more...


Great Things in Small Packages: How to Sell a Small Home

Published August 12, 2015.

When you’re trying to sell your small home, no amount of dressing it up with words like “quaint” and “cozy” will disguise the cold, hard reality. When your home is small, you’ve got to address the issue, not just dance around it – sellers can tell when you’re doing so, and it definitely won’t result in a sale. Read more...


Preparing Your Family for Your Big Move, Without the Stress

Published August 5, 2015.

Moving is hard enough when you’re on your own, but as you factor in more and more variables, things can rapidly spiral out of control. Children, pets, your spouse; all of them will have opinions, emotions, and stress associated with the move that you have to address. Read more...


Room for Improvement: What’s Worth DIY, and What’s a Risk too Big to Take?

Published July 29, 2015.

When you’re looking to buy a house, you won’t always find a place that satisfies every need on your home-buying checklist: in fact, it’s rarer to find a home that’s absolutely perfect. Homes that are a little bit imperfect can still be perfectly good buys, especially if the flaws can be fixed with a bit of DIY effort. Read more...


Maximizing Your Housing Budget in a Buyer’s Market

Published July 22, 2015.

How much house can you really afford? Is the market in the right spot for your budget? If these and other similar questions are running through your mind, don’t worry – you’re in good company. More and more buyers are trying to stretch their budgets farther, but most don’t understand the right way to accomplish this goal. Read more...


Get Ready for the Big Day: Your Step-by-Step Home Moving Checklist

Published July 15, 2015.

So you’ve signed that mortgage contract, sold your old place, and are ready to move into your new home. As moving day approaches, a certain amount of stress is expected; however, don’t make it harder on you and your family than it has to be. Read more...