“Stoves” to Color or Not, High-end Trend or Fad?

  Looking to add some interest to your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start? Many people choose to paint their cabinets. But that can be a painful undertaking. A growing trend is colored ranges; they’re a great way to keep a sleek profile in your kitchen while integrating a standout pop of color.  “For … Continued

Home Not Selling, Now What?

When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think “What would happen if my home doesn’t sell?” But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don’t wind up in that position. Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will … Continued

4 Things To Get Rid Of Before You Move

  So you’re moving, and on your very long moving-related “to-do” list is that old favorite: packing. Did you just let out a big sigh at the thought? Us, too. Face it, it’s no fun. Actually putting stuff in boxes isn’t the hard part for many people; It’s the dreaded sorting and de-cluttering and getting … Continued

5 Questions if Selling Your Home

Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to sell your real estate – home, recreational property, investment property? It’s not the length of time you’ve lived in or owned a property that determines when it’s time to sell. There’s no magic number of ownership years that triggers a move. The reasons for deciding to … Continued

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway   It’s always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I’ve been thinking that the outside of the house – and especially my front entry – deserves its share of the love. The entry … Continued

5 Tips for a Healthy Hot Water Heater

Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy “set it and forget it” tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, … Continued

Inherit and Probate and Relatives In Real Estate

Inherit and Probate and Relatives In Real Estate: Avoiding A Family Feud Question: My wife and I own a house as “Tenants by the Entirety.” This is the second marriage for both of us, and we have children from the prior marriages. We have agreed that when one of us dies, the survivor will have … Continued

5 Tips When Your Tax Assessor Value Comes In High

5 Tips When Your Tax Assessor Value Comes In High Your house is worth how much more than it was last year? Hot damn! You obviously made a smart buy. But while you’re getting all excited about your great investment, you may not have thought about how it affects your property taxes… right up until … Continued

9 Landscaping Projects That Fit Your Budget

9 Landscaping Projects That Fit Your Budget As the weather starts to heat up each Spring, so too does the housing market. Spring is an optimal time to get your house ready to sell. The first thing that potential buyers will see of your home is the landscaping, so make a great first impression with … Continued

5 Considerations for a New Washer and Dryer

5 Considerations for a New Washer and Dryer You’ll find out that times have changed dramatically and for the better when it comes to washer-dryer technology. In fact, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are five things you need to consider. Front Load Versus Top Load Top-loading washers are the ones you grew up with … Continued