After a few months of having your kids at home throughout the day, sometimes organization and order go out the window. On top of the other stresses that come with a new school year, a messy house adds just another kink in the transition from summer break to school time. Instead of trying to manage … Continue reading Back-to-School Home Organization Tips
How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, “more than one” probably. Even two is pretty skimpy. So, let’s say three is minimal for argument sake. (But, four or more is better.) The number of layers probably just boils down to using up all the … Continue reading How Selling Your House Is Like Making Lasagna
So you’re ready to put your home on the market and to you, everything looks great. Unfortunately, much of the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when it is something you see everyday. While you may not think about the one light switch that doesn’t work or the chipping paint in the guest … Continue reading Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home
It’s a new year, and with every new year comes new design trends—including in landscaping.
f you are a fan of HGTV, you have probably seen your fair share of fixer-uppers. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially home flipping or updating. So how do you decide if a fixer upper is worth your time? Here are a few scenarios where diving in usually pays off. 1. The … Continue reading Deciding To Buy A Fixer-Upper
With everything going on with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s looking like many Americans are about to be spending a lot more time at home. And as you spend more time at home, you’re also going to be spending more time looking at your walls—and you might decide they need a fresh coat of paint.
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Buying a Home
There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You
Open houses are a great way to introduce your home to buyers. But unfortunately, your open house might attract people who have no interest in buying your property (or anything, for that matter), and instead are looking for a quick and easy way to burglarize your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to … Continue reading Keep Your Belongings Safe During An Open House
With many purchases, you get the opportunity to “try before you buy.” You can go to the store and try on clothes before you update your wardrobe. You can go to the dealership and take a test drive before you commit to purchasing a car. And while you can’t try a house on for size … Continue reading How To “Try On” A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home There