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Top 5 Ways to Increase Open House Traffic


A record breaking, mild winter has kick started the real estate market much earlier this year than the usual spring start. Mild temperatures are encouraging buyers to begin their search now, and smart sellers are taking advantage of this by pricing their homes accurately and using effective marketing tools. Here are a few simple tips and [...]

What You Need to Know About Buying Your First Home


By: Jim Lowenstern
With the changing season comes a change of scenary. With this change of scenary, there are several things you should consider. This is the case when you choose to buy a new home! Here is a chronological list of things to consider before you buy a new [...]

The Best Window to Sell Your Home Faster and for the Highest Price

Choosing the right time to put your home on the market is a big decision. Timing can influence the final sales price significantly. Here is the best window to list your home.


Everything You Should Know About Installing Solar Panels

It’s basically common knowledge these days what a bonus green energy-saing items are. Most people are aiming to maximize their energy efficiency, both to save costs and minimize environmental impact. Adding solar energy to your home will do both.


The Best Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

For some buyers, the unpredictability of the experience is the most exciting part. Others prefer to go in armed with knowledge. Whichever you fall under, this simple nine-step guide will help you succeed in buying your first home.



Preparing Your Home for Spring: Maintenance Checklist

April signals the end of the first quarter and the start of spring. There is no better time to take stock of goals and plans for 2016 to see what needs tweaking and adjusting as necessary. Here is a maintenance checklist to make sure you are prepared for springtime!

12 "Extras" That Add Value to Your Home

The first projects you think will ad value to your home are usually kitchen and bathroom remodels. Sometimes you just don?t have the time or money to do a complete overhaul, especially if you are planning on selling in the near future. If you don?t have a modern kitchen or master bathroom, don?t fret! Your home might already have some features than can increase your home?s price tag.

If You Cant See it, You Cant Sell it

Homes with certain traits command higher prices and take less time to sell. We?re not talking about replacing vinyl siding with redwood siding; we?re talking about maintenance and beautifying tasks you?d like to live with anyway.

Among other things, the way your house looks from the street ? attractively landscaped and well maintained ? can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. It is not about putting the house on the market, but rather marketing your house. What can you do to increase your selling appeal? Some spit and polish goes a long way, and so does a dose of color. Here are some points to help your home put its best face forward.


How To Restore a Historic Home

Restoring a historic house is no small task. However, it’s definitely a worthwhile endeavor. Untouched fixer-uppers usually include period detail unscathed by previous renovations. However, special care must be taken when dealing with old structures and keep in mind that old houses are full of surprises and costs can start adding up. So here are a few tips and tricks on what to expect and what to look for when restoring a historic house.


Outdoor Trends That Attract Buyers

Often times when people are planning to sell, they focus on indoor improvement. A home's exterior and backyard are just as important and shouldn't be neglected. You want to make your home as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Here are some of today's trends in outdoor living to help you bring in the buyers

Why Have a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Looking to get a little more for your real estate listing? Sure, you can paint that front door red and add a few flowerbeds, but curb appeal can only get you so far. One secret to asking more for your home is having a pre-listing inspection. By understanding exactly what the issues are in your property, you can either fix them or list at an accurate price, avoiding the hassle of negotiation when the buyer does his or her own inspection to reveal your furnace needs work or your windows need replacing.