No room got a tougher workout in the past year than the home office. And because of all the wear and tear, this space is probably ready for a little TLC. Plus, if you’re thinking of selling in the near future, potential buyers are certainly going to gauge this workspace with a critical eye. Many… Continue reading Home Office a Hot Mess? Let’s Fix It
Need to declutter? Anytime is the perfect time for getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff that accumulates in your home. How does it manage to pile up? Didn’t you just do this last year? Maybe you should just throw it all away—for good. In fact, that’s what a lot of people are doing now.… Continue reading What Small Homes Can Teach You About Living with Less
Let’s say you’re selling your house. And before you even get a chance to snap listing photos and put it on the market, a buyer comes along. Perhaps the buyer makes you an offer you just can’t refuse. Congratulations, you just cut out many steps of the home-selling process—showings, open houses, and haggling over price.… Continue reading Found a Buyer on Your Own? Here’s Why You Still Need an Agent
The housing market is hot. On fire, actually—and it doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon. This can be scary because of how tough it is to buy a home in a competitive market. 1. Do Your Pre-Approval Homework Before you even start looking at actual homes, head on over to a lender (or multiple… Continue reading 6 Tips for Buying in a Competitive Market
Today, flat-screen TVs are ubiquitous—hanging serenely on walls, freeing up space once hogged by bulky traditional boob tubes and the hulking entertainment stands that supported them. Still, a flat-screen TV still looks like … a TV. Not exactly a work of art gracing your wall. Lucky for you, plenty of other homeowners are on the… Continue reading 4 Cool Ways to Hide your TV
As the real estate market turns sluggish, you may have to take steps to set your home apart from others. It won't be enough to just put out a for-sale sign and wait for potential buyers. One way that homeowners can sell their homes more speedily is by home staging, which can have the added benefit of… Continue reading Why Should You Stage Your Home To Sell?
In today’s market, it’s not uncommon to be in competition with several other buyers for your dream home. When you find that perfect house, with the chic chandelier and the doggy door for Fido, the last thing you want to do is lose it because your offer didn’t stand out to the seller, Taking the… Continue reading How To Make Your Offer Stand Out
Who doesn’t love a snow day? Cuddling on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa while watching holiday movies can make anyone not want to venture out into the cold. Next time you find yourself in this spot, it will be a good idea to head out for half an hour to protect your… Continue reading Protecting Your House After Snow
When you think of wallpaper, you likely picture rolls of material that are plastered or glued in place. Once the wallpaper is up on the walls, that’s pretty much it; while wallpaper can be removed, the process usually isn’t very quick or easy. If you want the look of wallpaper without the hassle, however, there… Continue reading Should You Try Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper?
When it comes mortgages are concerned, "escrow" and "escrow accounts" refer to two slightly different concepts. Escrow is the process by which a neutral third party mediates a real estate deal, holding money and property "in escrow" until the two sides agree that all the conditions are met for a sale to close. By contrast, an escrow account is… Continue reading What is Escrow?