February 28, 2014 - 8:52 AM
Found your perfect dream home? Congrats! Or maybe you are still on the fence about going through with the actual buying process. Either way, you might want to understand and realize the potential tax benefits of buying your first house.  Figuring out which ones specifically apply to your circumstances could... Read More

Tax benefits available for first-time home buyers!

Found your perfect dream home? Congrats! Or maybe you are still on the fence about going through with the actual buying process. Either way, you might want to understand and realize the potential tax benefits of buying your first house.  Figuring out which ones specifically apply to your circumstances could mean substantial reductions on your next tax return.

February 26, 2014 - 11:43 AM
When homeowners decide to replace old flooring, they have decisions to make starting with the available flooring options. Hardwood, carpet, and many more are options to choose from, and it’s sometimes hard for homeowners to decide which is best. Choices should depend on the room, materials and... Read More

Finding the flooring that's right for you: hardwood, carpet, and everything in-between

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When homeowners decide to replace old flooring, they have decisions to make starting with the available flooring options. Hardwood, carpet, and many more are options to choose from, and it’s sometimes hard for homeowners to decide which is best. Choices should depend on the room, materials and installation cost, but mostly homeowners should get a floor they’ll love for a long time.

February 21, 2014 - 5:42 PM
No matter what style of home you own or what is surrounding the property, making the best of your outdoor space is a valuable undertaking when it comes time to put it on the market. It can not only add aesthetic appeal to your home for the remainder of time that you are living in it, doing so can also add... Read More

Easy ideas for creating exceptional outdoor spaces

No matter what style of home you own or what is surrounding the property, making the best of your outdoor space is a valuable undertaking when it comes time to put it on the market. It can not only add aesthetic appeal to your home for the remainder of time that you are living in it, doing so can also add value to your home when you are looking to sell.

February 19, 2014 - 10:33 AM
As spring approaches, home sellers need to freshen up their homes to compete well in the real estate market. Luckily it often only requires a few simple maintenance steps, starting with the lawn. Prospective buyers will view the yard first when driving up, so it’s important for the landscape to look as... Read More

6 steps for preparing your new yard for spring

As spring approaches, home sellers need to freshen up their homes to compete well in the real estate market. Luckily it often only requires a few simple maintenance steps, starting with the lawn. Prospective buyers will view the yard first when driving up, so it’s important for the landscape to look as renewed and green as possible.

February 14, 2014 - 11:48 AM
Hosting an open house is one of the most crucial parts of selling a home. It gives prospective buyers the chance to look at your house and property to see all it has to offer. It is also an opportunity for agents to showcase their skills when working with those buyers. With that said, open houses also leave... Read More

How to protect your home during an open house

Hosting an open house is one of the most crucial parts of selling a home. It gives prospective buyers the chance to look at your house and property to see all it has to offer. It is also an opportunity for agents to showcase their skills when working with those buyers. With that said, open houses also leave your home vulnerable to a stream of outsiders viewing the premises.

February 13, 2014 - 8:07 PM
Lisa and Jeremy wrote a love letter to win the home they'd dreamed of owning since they first saw it.   Writing a "love letter" to a seller can help seal the deal if you’ve made an attractive offer on the home and can back up your offer with solid financing. Keep in mind that a house is a home, and many... Read More
February 13, 2014 - 10:31 AM
Although the housing market in most cities soared in 2013, the fireworks began to subside by year’s end, based on the latest analysis of housing market trends by ZipRealty. Median sales prices in the markets surveyed by ZipRealty ended 2013 rising 11% over the prior year, cooling off from the 15% to 16%... Read More

Are the Fireworks Subsiding in the Housing Market?

Although the housing market in most cities soared in 2013, the fireworks began to subside by year’s end, based on the latest analysis of housing market trends by ZipRealty.

February 12, 2014 - 9:12 AM
When homeowners decide to improve their kitchens, it doesn’t always require a complete makeover. In fact, certain upgrades can create a more modern look without the need for a complete kitchen remodel, which could cost anywhere from $12,000 to $25,000 (as reported by ImproveNet and HomeAdvisor). One of... Read More
February 7, 2014 - 10:37 AM
A short sale is when a property is sold for “short” of the amount still owed since the homeowner owes more than the home is currently worth. Short sales occur as an alternative to foreclosure. Although they’re not the best-case scenario for an underwater homeowner, they’re not as damaging to their credit... Read More
February 6, 2014 - 10:55 AM
Getting your home ready to sell on the market can be a complicated, but a worthwhile process. There are so many things to attend to, and keeping it all straight can turn overwhelming quickly - especially if you home needs some major repairs. Luckily, hiring a general contractor can solve a lot of... Read More

Advice on hiring a general contractor before listing your home

Getting your home ready to sell on the market can be a complicated, but a worthwhile process. There are so many things to attend to, and keeping it all straight can turn overwhelming quickly - especially if you home needs some major repairs. Luckily, hiring a general contractor can solve a lot of frustrations and complications that may come about. In many cases, hiring a general contractor rather than trying to fix things on your own can make your life much easier.

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