Achieve Feng Shui In Your Home

If you take the time to dig into the philosophy around feng shui, you’ll learn that it’s not as esoteric as one might believe. It’s based around simple practices to make a home feel healthier and more organized. It also helps you to connect to your home in a way that can impact your mood…

5 Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common and are usually the smallest rooms in the house. I bet it always feels cramped and tight in there. You might not be able to change the square footage but adjustments in organization and storage space can make a…

From “I Do” to “Welcome Home”

Newlyweds are saying “I do” to each other and equate to more than half of first time home buyers that are also saying “I do” to their dream homes. It makes sense! When you put two hearts together, the time comes to find a home to nourish that love. A home that brings both of…

Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs

Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait until next summer. That’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They…

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home

The real estate market is constantly changing. Sooooo…DO YOUR RESEARCH! Do not jump the gun on this one! Advice from family and friends may be kind and well meaning but you’re the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home. That’s why you should take some time and…

One Simple Change Can Transform Your Kitchen

How many times have you heard “Kitchens…that’s where you’ll get the most bang for your buck in remodeling”? They’ve probably been saying that since the beginning of time or at least since HGTV first aired. Here’s the thing, though, everyone says it because it’s true. Time and again I see buyers willing to overlook a…

Why You Don’t Need a Buyer or Listing Specialist

There are all kinds of specialists in real estate….luxury home specialist, first time home buyer specialist, down-sizing specialist, affordable housing specialist, military specialist, etc…. Are you confused, yet? If I wasn’t a Realtor, I would be.  There’s nothing wrong with agents who specialize and, in some cases, it could be a benefit to the client. …

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

You’re thinking of putting your home on the market but just the idea of all the work involved has your blood pressure rising with anxiety.  You’re struggling to even begin to wrap your head around everything that you’re sure needs to be done before that “For Sale” sign gets firmly planted in your yard. There’s…

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home

If you haven’t bought a home yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your door, put down your keys, settle into your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, “Finally, it’s mine (or ours)!” Don’t forget the joy of looking at all of your boxes, rolling…

Don’t Replace Your Real Estate Agent With The Internet

With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it’s no surprise that everything, including real estate, is moving fast into the era of the internet. From Amazon to Uber, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want when we want with ease. The real estate industry isn’t…

5 Ways To Save For A Down Payment On Your Dream Home

Everyone knows you need a down payment if you want to buy a house (well, let’s say almost everyone).  However, with rent, car payments, student loans and all the other financial commitments you have, how do you get that down payment together? First, I want to clear up one misconception.  You do not…I repeat…you DO…

Why Rent If You Can Own?

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. A large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer Reports believes this is an issue because buyers have doubts about their ability to purchase. It’s still a long standing notion that a…