Tiny Change – Big Impact – Yard Love!

Tiny Change – Big Impact: Yard Love!

Oh, your poor, sad patio. Not a comfy seat to be had, and that cracked concrete … well, it probably looked really great when disco was king. If a lackluster patio is keeping you from enjoying your outdoor space, it’s time to change things up.

Whether you love to entertain friends or bask in the sun with a cocktail and a novel, here are five easy ways to inject new life into your very own corner of nature.

Homeowner Tax Breaks!

2017 Homeowner Tax Breaks!

If death and taxes are the two things you can always count on in life, there probably should be a third: the bucketful of tax breaks Uncle Sam offers every year to encourage more Americans to buy a home. If you own a home and are looking to save on your taxes, or if you’re considering buying a home in 2017 and trying to see if you can afford it, here are five valuable deductions that you may be able to claim if you’re a homeowner. Read more

The Truth About Real Estate Agents!

The Truth About Real Estate Agents!

Real estate is a prolific profession. Everyone either knows a real estate agent, or is connected to one through six (probably less) degrees of separation. Between friends and relatives, and the stereotypical representation of real estate agents on television and in pop culture, the general public has a adopted some assumptions about agents that are very far from the truth.

Here are ten things that people assume about real estate agents that just aren’t true. Read more

Does Your Kid’s Room Look Like This?

Does Your Kid’s Room Look Like This?

Are you looking for your child’s shoes again? Does he step out of his clothes when changing and just keep walking? Maybe his books multiply on the floor beside his bed, just waiting for you to step on the stack and slip on their shiny covers. If so, it’s time to focus on organizing your child’s bedroom. A key component of organization is to de-clutter. The necessary steps include taking inventory, deciding what to keep, exploring different organizational methods and implementing a storage plan. Never fear, help is on the way! Use this checklist and these organizational tips and designs to make life just a little simpler.

Great Ideas for a Wine Cellar!

Great Ideas for a Wine Cellar!

At first glance, you might be thinking “bomb shelter”… but it’s really more like the bomb. I’m not exactly sure how this would affect resale value, but ya know what — I don’t care. It’s the slickest upgrade I’ve seen in a home in a long while. And I’m jealous! Read more

How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?

How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?

Freshly painted walls, gleaming wood floorboards and tightly insulated attics are on many buyers’ wish lists. However, keep in mind that some materials, processes and finishes can make for toxic spaces. Here are some ideas to keep your homes healthy. Read more

Realizing the Highest ROI on your Outdoor Remodeling Projects!

Realizing the Highest ROI!

This report takes a deep dive into the reasons why homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects, the value of taking on such projects, and the increased happiness experienced by homeowners once a project is completed. It also contains:

• The typical cost of 10 outdoor projects, as estimated by members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

• How much appeal each project is likely to have for buyers, according to REALTORS®.

• How much REALTORS® estimate homeowners can recover on the cost of the outdoor projects if they choose to sell the home.

It’s All About that Pantry!

It’s All About that Pantry!

First and foremost, pantries are not ‘just another cabinet’. They are the most used part of the kitchen and probably the most abused. Builders and remodelers run the gamut from a couple of shelves under a staircase to beautiful walk-in pantries that have everything. For most homes the pantry falls somewhere in between. It might not be the most romantic addition to your home, but when you have the ease of putting away groceries, cooking quickly and just knowing what you have on hand will make a custom pantry worth every penny! Read more

New Mortgage Rules Effecting Consumers!

New CFPB Rules for Buyers!

Consumers face less stress when applying for most mortgages as of October 3rd, when the new disclosure rule took effect. The new rule and disclosures ease the process of taking out a mortgage, help you save money, and ensure you know before you owe. Learn more about the Know Before You Owe mortgage initiative here.

You’ve Heard of Man Cave–Introducing She Sheds!

You’ve Heard of Man Cave—Introducing She Sheds!

It’s about time! Why shouldn’t girls have their ‘zen’ space to escape from the norm? These beautiful and unique structures are the perfect answer to life’s little (or big) stressors. Just sit back and relax, invite your friends or create a space to dive into that hobby you’ve been thinking about. Now get busy and start building your home away from home. Love this idea!!