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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost (and How Much Can It Save You)?

Buying a home is a huge investment—and you can’t exactly read Amazon reviews to get a sense of any problems that might crop up after you’ve plunked down your money. That’s why it’s smart to get a home inspection before you close the deal. But since home inspections aren’t free and that cash comes out of your pocket, you might be [...]

10 Home Renovations Best and Worst Return on Investment

Remodeling may be a labor of love, but it’s also an investment that can seriously boost the value of your home.  Only by how much? Well, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, you’ll recoup an average of 64% of what you paid for a renovation if you sell your home this year. To arrive [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:02-05:00April 25th, 2016|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Local News|

Home Automation

By 2019, the number of North American households with smart home systems is predicted to reach 38.2 million, up from just over 10 million in 2014. (Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is even devoting 2016 to creating his own home automation system.) Home automation essentially helps you control or manage your home via devices or applications. [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:03-05:00March 9th, 2016|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas|

The 10-Step Guide to Buying a House

Buying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, we’ve broken it down into 10 straightforward steps:   1. Are you ready to become a homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:03-05:00February 9th, 2016|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Local News, Real Estate Tips|

6 Things Sellers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate

When you’re selling your home, you usually have your eye on two prizes: Getting it sold fast and getting a sweet price. And who knows how to sell the awesomeness of your home better than you? After all, you’re familiar with all of its best features—even those that might not be immediately apparent to potential buyers. Before you [...]

Pricing Your Home to Sell

Factors to Consider Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell. When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:03-05:00January 15th, 2016|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Local News, Real Estate Tips|

6 Easy Ways to Warm Up Your Home

Every winter when the temperatures go down the heating bills go up, and you start seeing a lot of advice about home improvements you can make to keep your house warm without going broke. A lot of it is really good advice. But what if you don’t want to want to tackle a project in [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:03-05:00January 5th, 2016|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Local News|

Supersize Your Small Kitchen For The Holidays

With Thanksgiving around the corner, odds are you’ll soon be spending plenty of time in your kitchen. (Maybe even way more then you want!) Adding to the holiday stress levels: if your culinary workspace is tight, turning out meals for a crowd may be a real challenge, especially with more helpers (aka family members) around. [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:03-05:00November 19th, 2015|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Real Estate Tips|


Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting! In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that home ownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average [...]

Home Staging 101

Home staging is one of the most powerful ways to make buyers want to buy your home. It can be as simple as de-cluttering and repainting. Or it can require a clean sweep that involves storing belongings off-site; redecorating, and even renting furniture and art to make your place show well. Here are the basics [...]

2017-02-04T23:03:04-05:00August 17th, 2015|Home Tips, Tricks, & Ideas, Real Estate Tips|