Yearly Archives: 2015

Moving Tips for Your Four-Legged Family Member

Moving into a new home is exciting — for the humans in the family. It can be less comfortable for pets who need time to adjust to a new environment, learn their way around and discover the best nap spots in their new home. As a loving pet parent, you want every member of your family to […]

Step-by-Step Checklist for Selling Your Home

When getting your home ready to be put on the market, there are quite a few steps that need to be accomplished and it can become a very frustrating process if you’re not prepared. Here is a great checklist via RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) that will guide you through the process step-by-step:

The Kitchen – Prime Selling Point for Buyers

The kitchen is the heart of the home—and whether you’re listing today or in the near future, it will be the prime selling point for buyers. To attract offers, it’s important your kitchen play into a cohesive theme that’s not only stylish, but also functional. Not sure which theme is right for you? Get inspired […]

Sellers Get More for Their Homes in the Winter

It’s a fact, sellers get more for their homes in the winter so stop waiting — go ahead and put your home on the market. Even now, with temperatures dropping, airports bustling and retailers still prepping holiday deals, it’s a good time to sell. In fact, Greg Jaeger, vice president at USAA Bank and former […]

Off-Whites and Light Pastels will Dominate 2016 Interior Design

As the leaves are falling around this time every year, we wait anxiously for the Paint Quality Institute to ‘drop’ next year’s list of the most anticipated colors being mixed for designers and DIY-ers to dress up their living spaces. According to Debbie Zimmer, color expert for the Paint Quality Institute, interior paint colors that […]

Understanding Comps

Comps – or recent comparable sales – give real estate practitioners and appraisers the information they need to price a home at fair-market value. Though comparable data are clear-cut to a professional, how many sellers understand the various tangibles and intangibles that inform these comparisons? If the gap between seller perception and appraiser opinion is […]

Avoid these Red Flags when Buying a New Home

When it comes time to buy a new home, the last thing you want to do is send up red flags that could ultimately hurt your chances of getting into your dream home. One of the worst mistakes prospective buyers make is purchasing big-ticket items like cars or jewelry in the days or months leading […]

Is Your Smart Home CyberSecure?

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) have partnered to create a Smart Home Checklist that offers guidance to help homebuyers, renters and sellers manage the privacy and security of their smart homes and devices. Today’s homes are being built and retrofitted with smart […]

Tips to Prepare a Vacant Home for Winter

For a home to remain in good shape throughout the winter it needs regular care and attention. When a home is occupied, many of the things that are necessary to keep it in good working order happen by default. But when the home is vacant, it is up to the owner or the property manager […]

When to Hire a Professional Remodeler

Planning to remodel your kitchen or bathroom so you can sell your home? Don’t go at it alone – hire a professional remodeler. Because the magnitude and complexity of these projects are well beyond the typical weekend do-it-yourself job, a higher level of expertise on product, design and installation is needed, says the National Kitchen […]

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