November 6, 2012 - 10:45 AM
flood clean up
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we bring you timely tips on cleanup after a flood.  Even if you are lucky enough to never experience something as serious and damaging as a hurricane, basic post-flood know-how is an essential  survival tool for homeowners and renters alike. Safe Drinking Water Since the... Read More

Tips for Cleaning Up Your Home After a Flood

how to clean up after a floodIn the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we bring you timely tips on cleanup after a flood.  Even if you are lucky enough to never experience something as serious and damaging as a hurricane, basic post-flood know-how is an essential  survival tool for homeowners and renters alike.

Safe Drinking Water

November 5, 2012 - 9:51 AM
how to sell a home with flaws
Most every home has a flaw or two. The question, when it comes to selling your home, is whether to hide, fix or celebrate those flaws. And today, we try to answer. Hiding Flaws: Not a Good Tactic Tempted though you may be to sweep problems under the rug (literally and figuratively), hiding flaws from... Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Home's Flaws

Sell a home with flawsMost every home has a flaw or two. The question, when it comes to selling your home, is whether to hide, fix or celebrate those flaws. And today, we try to answer.

November 2, 2012 - 3:25 PM
Maybe we're dreaming about the holiday season over here, even though we don't get any snow in the Bay Area, but this week we were loving white. You can't go wrong with this clean, crisp neutral. Here are a few of our favorite pins! 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Read More

Color of the Week: White

Maybe we're dreaming about the holiday season over here, even though we don't get any snow in the Bay Area, but this week we were loving white. You can't go wrong with this clean, crisp neutral. Here are a few of our favorite pins!

November 1, 2012 - 11:01 AM
Low, low inventory – it’s definitely not a new story. In September, when I wrote about the shrinking inventory of homes for sale, we were still waiting to see if buyer demand would persist, pushing up prices or if frustrated buyers would throw in the towel, halting price gains for the time being. Nationally... Read More

How Low Inventory is Playing Out Across the Country

Low, low inventory – it’s definitely not a new story. In September, when I wrote about the shrinking inventory of homes for sale, we were still waiting to see if buyer demand would persist, pushing up prices or if frustrated buyers would throw in the towel, halting price gains for the time being.

October 30, 2012 - 9:44 PM
tips for safe halloween
If you’re a parent in a new neighborhood, you may be juggling two major responsibilities today: 1) make Halloween fun for your kids and 2) make it safe (and not necessarily in that order). These are the goals of any parent, but become particularly challenging in a new neighborhood. Here are a few tips then,... Read More

Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween

If you’re a parent in a new neighborhood, you may be juggling two major responsibilities today: 1) make Halloween fun for your kids and 2) make it safe (and not necessarily in that order). These are the goals of any parent, but become particularly challenging in a new neighborhood. Here are a few tips then, some garnered from law enforcement personale, to help you and your family enjoy the best of today’s special holiday—and avoid its potential dangers.

October 30, 2012 - 10:59 AM
shadow inventory
http:// Sarah Green explored the persistence of shadow inventory in the American housing market last week. That aspect, plus other variables—the effect of which we can’t predict with 100% certainty since the current conditions are unprecedented —have the power to make- or tank- the country’s real estate... Read More
October 28, 2012 - 8:46 PM
First time in your new home and you're hoping to impress the neighborhood kids with extra spooky decorating? Maybe you've been in this neighborhood a couple of years now but you want this year to be special. Either way, we’ve got scary inspiration. Scary Props First up, a carriage to hell. This photo comes... Read More

Spooky Decor: Inspiring Ways to Freak Out/Delight Your Neighborhood

First time in your new home and you're hoping to impress the neighborhood kids with extra spooky decorating? Maybe you've been in this neighborhood a couple of years now but you want this year to be special. Either way, we’ve got scary inspiration.

Scary Props

October 26, 2012 - 10:59 AM
A recent survey by Realtor.com found that 1 out of 3 people would consider buying a property considered “haunted”. Of course, some people would be stopped by strange noises while others would brave past ghost sightings. In the spirit of Halloween, here are a few homes that may send a chill up your spine!... Read More

Spooky Homes and Haunted Real Estate

A recent survey by Realtor.com found that 1 out of 3 people would consider buying a property considered “haunted”. Of course, some people would be stopped by strange noises while others would brave past ghost sightings. In the spirit of Halloween, here are a few homes that may send a chill up your spine!

October 25, 2012 - 10:32 AM
On Tuesday, we gave you a little background on the Housing and Urban Development agency – or HUD. You’re probably are familiar with FHA loans and Section 8 housing, but today we’re going to take a look at one of HUD’s lesser known and really amazing programs: Good Neighbor Next Door.   So what is it? The... Read More

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? HUD Offers Half-off Homes through the Good Neighbor Next Door Program

On Tuesday, we gave you a little background on the Housing and Urban Development agency – or HUD. You’re probably are familiar with FHA loans and Section 8 housing, but today we’re going to take a look at one of HUD’s lesser known and really amazing programs: Good Neighbor Next Door.

 

October 24, 2012 - 6:11 AM
Fall curb appeal
It’s not always easy to sell a house in the fall, though the current low interest rates and low inventory across the country is working in home sellers’ favor. But even in competitive markets, you don’t want to ignore curb appeal. This is a buyer’s first impression of your home, and can impact everything... Read More

Easy Ways to Create Fall Curb Appeal

It’s not always easy to sell a house in the fall, though the current low interest rates and low inventory across the country is working in home sellers’ favor. But even in competitive markets, you don’t want to ignore curb appeal. This is a buyer’s first impression of your home, and can impact everything about the home selling/buying negotiation-- because it directly relates to how much your buyers think your home is worth.

With that in mind, we offer you easy (and fun!) ways to riff off fall’s bounty as you create seasonal curb appeal for your home.

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