Holiday Hospitality Tips to Ease Seasonal Stress

Is everyone headed to your home for the holidays? While this can be fun, it can also be a headache, especially for the host. Consider the following tips from hospitality pro Katie Davin, an associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University. Skip the couch. Are you sure everybody wants […]

Staging the Most Important Rooms in your Listing

  Staging every room in a for-sale listing may sound ideal; however, it may be a daunting task to both the seller and the listing agent. If your seller can’t afford to invest in staging the entire home, it’s OK to scale down—after all, it’s better to do a good job on a few rooms […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Appliances and HVAC Running Strong This Summer

Most people enjoy summertime, but it can take a toll on home appliances. With kids out of school, families typically use them more frequently and the heat and humidity forces them to work harder and longer. Extreme heat, summer storms and power outages can also damage appliances. All these factors can spell trouble if you’re […]

Top Tips to Become a Proactive Homeowner

    We’ve all heard homeownership sometimes referred to as “a money pit.” Sure, homes are expensive, but there is no substitute for the sense of pride and comfort you achieve from living in a space that is truly your own. That said, it’s true that from the day you move in to the day […]

Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

  Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. Are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of […]

Proper Home Staging is Key to Attracting Prospective Buyers

    In today’s competitive real estate market, staging has become a critical piece of the puzzle for sellers who are looking to position their home in the best possible light in order to attract prospective buyers. Not only will a professional stager make sure your home is staged correctly to appeal to the widest […]

Study Reveals Best Technique for Pricing a Home

    The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research, an official publication of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). “These findings will help real estate professionals and sellers of […]

Reliable Movers Key to Moving Day Success

  By Keith Loria Finding a moving company can be a challenging proposition, especially if you wait until the last minute. Therefore, it’s important to do your research early on so that you have a reliable company at the ready when moving day arrives. If moving day is looming, and you still haven’t chosen a […]

U.S. Home Values Gained $1.1 Trillion in 2015

  The value of all homes nationwide grew $1.1 trillion in 2015, and is expected to end the year at $28.5 trillion total. The value of the entire housing stock grew 4.1 percent over the past year, slower than the 6 percent growth in 2014. The total value of all homes has regained $5.3 trillion […]

10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

  Whether winter proves mild or brutal, colder temperatures can cause major damage to your property. To avoid potential repairs come springtime, take the time now to carry out these 10 winterization steps. 1. Insulate – Proper insulation is essential to keeping heat in and cold out of your home. Insulation tends to be lacking […]