Home Safety Checklist

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Look around your home and chances are you’ll be able to spot plenty of opportunities to keep your family safe. Here are the top items to make sure you have around the home and are in top shape and checked regularly.

How To Finance Your Vacation Home

How To Finance Your Vacation Home

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Looking for a vacation home just might be more fun than looking for a new everyday home. A key piece of the vacation home puzzle is how to get financing. The good news is that it can be a straightforward, and painless process. Here are some simple tips and things to...

Storm-Proofing Your Home

Storm-Proofing Your Home

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Whether you live in a flood, hurricane, or tornado zone, you want to make sure your home is ready to stand up to whatever mother nature can hurl its way. The best time to storm-proof your home is before severe weather strikes and well in advance of warnings of imminent...

Affordable Decorative Items To Buy Before You Sell

Affordable Decorative Items To Buy Before You Sell

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There are enough television shows and magazine spreads about home decorating that many of us probably assume we have the basics down pat — declutter to the nth degree and clean, clean, clean, then apply your “neutral with pops of color” philosophy, swap...

5 Things Every Buyer Should Learn About the Market

5 Things Every Buyer Should Learn About the Market

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Buying a new home can be an exciting time. It can also be frustrating and exhausting. To help prepare you for home hunting success, here are five important things to know about the market before you schedule your first viewing, or visit your first open house.

9 Fixture And Upgrade Tips For New-Construction Homes

9 Fixture And Upgrade Tips For New-Construction Homes

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Building a new home is a perfect opportunity to customize your space according to your own needs and wants -- and it can also feel completely overwhelming. Many homes built from the ground up will require the new owner to make more than one thousand decisions about...

How Can an Agent Help Me Fix and Flip a Home?

How Can an Agent Help Me Fix and Flip a Home?

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If you've never fixed and flipped a home before -- but you've watched enough HGTV think it looks like fun -- then you might not think you need a real estate agent to help with the process. What can an agent tell you that you don't already know?

Going Green: 7 Energy-Saving Tricks

Going Green: 7 Energy-Saving Tricks

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There are plenty of reasons to go green. Conserving energy and running an energy-efficient home can lower your monthly utility bills, saving you some green for your wallet.