Real Estate Terms You Need To Know

Congratulations! You’re looking for a home or selling one. In the process of finding your first or fifth home or selling one there may be some terms you’re not so familiar with. We’re here to make your life easy with our encyclopedia of what’s what. Check it out! Amortization: The period of time required to completely…

Crush That Curb Appeal- Improve Your Home With These Tips

A large percentage of home buyers decide whether to look inside a house or pass based on curb appeal—the way the house looks on the outside from the street. You can ensure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on its exterior appearance. Owners and buyers don’t look at a…

Best Investments to Make Outdoors For Listing Your Home This Summer

If you’re considering listing your home this summer, curb appeal is paramount. It’s the first thing prospective buyers see when viewing your home, and can set the tone for the rest of the tour. Check out the list of  things below that could help you sell your perfect oasis.   Exterior Paint A relatively inexpensive…

18 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Buying

Buyer Beware During an open house, prospective buyers try to get a sense of how well a house will fit their needs: Does it have enough bedrooms? Is the kitchen large enough? Do the bathrooms need updating? It’s important to remember, though, that a house—the single biggest investment most people will ever make—has to do…

6 Smart Ways to Add Value to Your Home in Unexpected Places

By now we all know the best places to add value to a home: kitchens are number one, with bathrooms following closely behind. And then there’s curb appeal, arguably just as important for making a good first impression. But what about the rest of the house? Don’t forget these six unexpected places when trying to…

10 Low/No Cost Tips To Sell Your House For More Money

Selling your home ain’t cheap. You’ve got to factor in the agent’s commission, essential repairs, closing costs, transfer taxes and moving fees, leaving little left over for professional home staging. Thankfully, there are several low and no-cost ways to whip your home into shape before planting that “for sale” sign in the yard. HomeLight, a real…

4 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling… And How To Fix Them

Photo: christian koch / Unsplash If you thought selling a home was as easy as plonking a ‘for sale’ sign on the lawn and waiting by the phone, think again. In many competitive real estate markets across the country, it’s no secret that sellers have had the upper hand for a while — multiple offer scenarios, properties selling…

15 Home Decor Trends for 2020

MICHAEL KASKEL   If there’s one perfect moment to update your home, it’s at the start of a new decade. After 10 years of the same old, same old, now is the time to roll on one of the top paint colors, refresh the heart of your home with one of our favorite kitchen ideas, or simply…