Sustainable Living: 10 Tips for a Greener Home

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Imagine a house where every electronic component and device is powered by the sun. Where every raindrop that hits your roof is used to water the yard, even on dry days. Where your trash is turned into fertilizer, which in turn is used to grow produce for your dining room table. Surprisingly, this idea of sustainable living already exists for … Read More

What Fixes are Mandatory After a Home Inspection?

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A savvy homebuyer will schedule a home inspection for any home they’re serious about buying. After all, who wants to find out after moving into their dream home that the furnace is on the fritz or that termites have taken up residence in the attic? In case you’re thinking of waiving the home inspection contingency, you should also be aware … Read More

How to Transform a Shed into the Perfect Backyard Office

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As working from home continues to become the new norm, you might be feeling like your current home office just isn’t making the cut anymore. If your office doesn’t let in much natural light, or you’re lacking the space for a dedicated work area, or you just need a change of scenery, a backyard office is a perfect solution. Moving … Read More

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

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You may be surprised to know that home inspection costs can vary widely from state-to-state. What it costs for a house in New York, NY to be inspected most likely will be different than a home in Portland, OR . Quite often, the cost can also vary from inspector to inspector. With a better understanding of why you need a … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Buying a House with a Septic Tank

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If you grew up within the city or town limits, you probably lived in a home serviced by the municipal sewage department and may be hesitant about buying a house with a septic tank. Did you know that one in five homes in the United States rely on a septic tank? So, whether you’re looking to buy a home in … Read More

9 Tips for Selling Your Home During Coronavirus

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The coronavirus has affected so many aspects of our lives – from how we work to how we exercise, communicate, and so much more. It has also affected the housing market and how we now buy and sell homes. If you’re thinking about listing your home you may be wondering what you can do to attract homebuyers during this unprecedented … Read More

Making an Offer on a House? 11 Strategies to Win

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So you’ve found your dream house and you’re ready to make an offer, but how do you make sure your offer stands out among all the others? How do you make your offer more appealing? Whether you’re dealing with a competitive housing market or a cautious seller, getting your offer accepted requires creativity, compromise, and a strong strategy.  So how … Read More

Decluttering and Downsizing: A Guide for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

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There are all kinds of benefits to downsizing in your golden years — lower energy bills, a smaller space to clean and maintain, and the potential of moving closer to loved ones. It’s a wonderful way to open the door to the next stage of your life. Even so, decluttering and downsizing can be a difficult and sometimes painful experience … Read More