Should You Move Up?

Plenty of people are ready to move up in the world which typically means moving into a better home, but is it right for you? There are a few things to think about before you move up, such as equity, finances, remodeling and of course interest rates. Let’s start with the most obvious, remodeling. Is […]

Lower Prices or Lower Interest?

Right now, home buyers have a lot of good things going for them. Though home prices have risen, they’re still below the 2005 bubble level, and mortgage rates are just above record lows. Yet it seems that many buyers are still waiting to decide if they should wait for lower prices, or waiting for lower […]

Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

People selling houses often make mistakes. Whether it be little or small, everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days. Mistakes are common in any business, but when you’re selling a house it’s in your best interest for you to avoid mistakes all together. It’ll be difficult to be perfect, but here are some common mistakes […]

Cleaning for a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re hosting at your place, you’re probably not so thankful. So, before you explode thinking about that generic in-law who nit-picks about your home, take a breath. There are plenty of easy ways to make your house impressionable for guests, without losing your mind. First off, declutter […]

Decorating Tips for Fall

Fall is a lot of people’s favorite time of year. Everybody (but Southern California) starts to cool off, you wear more comfortable clothes, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course you begin to start to smell the sweet fragrance of the upcoming holidays. So with Fall upon us, why not decorate for it? What better way […]

Buyer Friendly Halloween Home

Trying to sell your home with Halloween right around the corner it’s important with your decorations to be not only fun and exciting, but also tasteful. Sometimes it’s hard to find a balance, especially if you’re trying to sell your home. You don’t want to go overboard with Halloween, but don’t worry, we’re here to […]

Renovating a Tiny Kitchen

Everyone knows kitchens can be the most important part of the home. A lot of kitchens are even the selling points of a lot of homes. So it’s not a surprise when a kitchen renovation increases the value of the home. Problem is, a lot of homes have tiny kitchens, and if you’re one of […]

A few ‘do nots’ to Help Your Home Sale

There are a lot of things you should do to improve the probability of selling your home, but how about the do not? Like everything else in life there are things you should do and a lot of things you… well really shouldn’t. Selling your home is no exception. So check out a few “do […]

Best Ways to Cheaply Cool Your Home

During the summer it can be hard to keep cool whilst simultaneously keeping your wallet full. Continuously running your air conditioning can sometimes double your electric bill. This could be a problem but what if I told you that you could go the entire summer without running your air conditioner? Don’t laugh, it’s doable, so […]

Handyman or Contractor When Selling Your Home

When you’re getting ready to sell your home your agent may tell you to fix up a few things. This is important because a $10 fix could cost you several potential buyers. You could fix the things up yourself, but odds are you might not have the time, and even if you do, you might […]

Easy Mistakes to Avoid when Building your Dream Home

It makes a lot of sense for people to want to have their home made custom. You’re not always going to find a home the fits you exactly the way you want it to. Custom homes are great, and a lot of people end up with exactly what they want, and other don’t. Mistakes are […]

Quick Tips for Home Sellers

First things first, get in contact with an agent. You’re going to want an agent no matter what you’re doing. Whether it’s buying or selling get an agent. Real Estate agents are professionals, and usually really good at what they do. So why try to do it yourself? You wouldn’t try to perform basic surgery […]

Media Room Upgrade

Most people have one major activity at home, watching television. I know my home does. It’s our primary source of entertainment. Game consoles, cable networks, and computers can all be used our televisions, making them the center pieces of our homes. A regular size TV is standard nowadays, it seems that if you want to […]

Why You Should Visit a Potential Home at Night Before You Buy It

A lot of people buy houses every day. A lot of people really enjoy their purchase and live comfortably for many years. However, there are also a lot of people who instantly regret their purchase once night rolls around. Why? Well neighborhoods can change completely once the sun goes down, so it might be wise […]

Beautiful Upgrades for Lazy Living

Upgrading your home is a great way to not only add value but give your home a high class look. However gorgeous upgrades can come at a price that isn’t monetary, they can take a lot of work to maintain. However, what if I told you living glamorously doesn’t always mean you’re on your hands […]

Enhance Your Yard to Attract Buyers

One of the key elements people look at when buying a house isn’t only the house itself, but the yards. The front and backyard can make or break a deal just as easily as the house can. If you have a terrible back or front yard it might be hard to find buyers even if […]

Why Aren’t College Students Buying Homes?

A big question in Real Estate are college students. They’re a decent portion of the market, but they all seem to want to rent rather than buy a house. Some agents insist on purchasing a house, it may look like a better deal to the agent, but not the college student. So, why? Probably the […]

A Quick Renter’s Guide

Relationships with Landlords and Tenants have been around for a long long time. If time has anything to say about it, it’s that it stresses the importance of understanding each other’s roles and responsibilities. This allows for smooth relationship with out and mishaps and misunderstandings. The first thing you should know as a renter is […]

Adding ‘Wow’ to Your Small Backyard.

Small back yards can be limiting to what you do with it, but just because there isn’t enough room for a pool doesn’t mean your life is over. There are plenty of ways to pretty up your backyard without blowing a budget and without needing a lot of space. So here are some ways to […]

Did You Remember Furniture?

Something a lot of people overlook when they move into their first house or first apartment is, furniture. It’s not uncommon to sign, a lease, move out of your parents’ house and then remember you don’t have a couch, a trashcan, a bed, a night stand, or really… anything, but hey you have that canoe […]

Are you asking Questions?

People are renting and buying houses every day. It’s a fact. However, people aren’t always happy with the homes they end up living in. This could be problematic, considering most leases are around a year. What’s worse, if you bought the house it’ll be around three years before you even start building significant equity into […]

Tips to Cut Down That Electric Bill

College students everywhere are graduating, moving out of the dorms and into their own places. Sure they are faced with plenty of issues but a common one is the electricity bill. People go almost their entire lives forgetting about utilities, then “oh frick frack snick snack” they’re hit with that almost crushing electricity bill because […]

Things to Consider Before You Flip a House.

So if you turn on the TV to the DIY network or maybe to HGTV you might see a show or two about flipping houses. These people buy beat up, ugly houses, and transform them into lovely homes. On TV it takes a couple of days, and the flippers return with a profit of 50-100 […]

Quick Guide to a Captivating Open House

When a house goes on the market, usually one of the first things that happens is an open house. Open houses are great because they allow for a lot of people to enter your home whenever they like, and view it at their own pace. People like open houses and you should do as many […]

Looking Online to Rent Might Not be the Best Idea

Whenever someone is looking for a place to rent the first place they go is the internet. I mean why not? It is an informational heavy medium for most people, and considering a lot of millennials are looking for their own places, it makes sense that the internet is used. However what if I told […]

Is Your Home Worth as Much as You Think?

Selling a home in today’s competitive market can be difficult. Houses that used to go for a lot back in the day aren’t worth quite as much. So when you add on the expensive price tag that’s too high for your home, you’re probably not going to get offered close the same price as what […]

What you need to know about credit scores

If you’re buying a tiny apartment, or buying an enormous house, you’re going to need to have your credit run before you can really do anything. A credit score helps lenders evaluate a credit report because it is a number that summarizes credit risk. There are 3 different types of scores and your credit scores […]

How to Find Your Perfect First Home… Without a Meltdown.

It’s no secret that the first rung on the property ladder is the most difficult and terrifying step. For pretty much everyone it’s the most financial commitment they’ve ever had, and thus it’s understandable if you feel a little anxious, it can be a bit daunting. Whether you’re moving out from your parents’ house, or […]

How to Up Your Easter Egg Game

Easter is just around the corner, and by corner I mean two days away. That means pretty soon here you will be dying Easter eggs, hiding them and potentially eating them. I’ve always wondered though, why do we dye Easter eggs? Well there are plenty of theories, from pagan rituals and the goddess Eostre (basically […]

Preparing Your Home for an Inspection

If you’re in the middle of selling your home, you have a lot on your plate. What’s worse is your home inspection. If your inspection doesn’t go well you could be faced with spending more money, more time and more stress. Home inspections can be rough, but passing them can be easy, if you know […]