Five hidden renovation costs

2017-04-15T01:58:46+00:00 March 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There's always a cost you didn't anticipate, or a problem that didn't reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for. 1. Higher utility bills: If contractors and builders are working in your home all day, there's a good chance they're [...]

Reconsider These Choices When You’re Designing Your Kitchen

2017-04-15T01:50:36+00:00 February 25th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Mortgage, Selling|

The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid: Cheap Laminate Countertops: The [...]

Five Bathroom Trends for 2017

2017-04-15T01:47:29+00:00 February 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor trends that are appearing in 2017. 1. Geometric Patterns: Many homeowners are selecting bold patterns in geometric shapes, like chevrons, triangles, or hexagons. These [...]

What affects property values?

2017-02-15T22:30:50+00:00 January 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. 1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard [...]

Organic food on a budget

2017-01-10T22:31:10+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Invesment, maintenance|

Organic food usually tastes better and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply. So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of [...]

Priority tasks for your move in

2017-01-10T21:57:41+00:00 December 5th, 2016|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can [...]

5 steps for winterizing your home

2016-12-09T18:36:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|buyer, maintenance|

The cold weather has arrived, and it’s time to get your home ready for the months of harsh conditions that are on the way. Here are five key tasks for winterizing your home. 1. Get your HVAC system inspected: Some things are better left to the experts. Schedule a tune-up with an HVAC professional—they’ll check [...]