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November 16, 2018

4 Ways to Sell Your House Faster

Unfortunately, selling a house isn't always as easy as it seems. Here are a few top tips to improve your chances of a quick sale.
 
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November 16, 2018

Six Steps to a Simply Smarter Holiday Season

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or this is your first time hosting a big holiday dinner, we all need a few tips and checklists to make the day run as smoothly as possible.
 
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November 16, 2018

7 Stunning DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for Your Home

Projects involving reclaimed wood are the hottest trend in DIY home improvement right now. Here are 7 stunning ideas to use reclaimed wood in your home, from Homes.com.
 
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November 15, 2018

What Part of Your Home Are You Most Thankful For?

We are counting down to Thanksgiving where we can gather with loved ones and get our tummies filled! In the midst of thankfulness, we asked a group of nearly 1,600 homeowners what features of the home people are the most thankful for - their answers may surprise you!
 
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November 15, 2018

Innovative Online Tools Now Connect Buyers and Builders

Despite all of our exciting advances in technology, buying a new home can still seem like an old game. We still spend countless hours browsing postings of homes for sale, followed by even more hours walking all over unfamiliar neighborhoods looking at homes that can’t help but mirror back the family that currently lives there.

New construction is a popular alternative to buying an existing home, but that path has its own pitfalls and challenges. Typically, you would find a contractor you like and then begin a three to six month ordeal that may not offer as many choices as you had hoped. The ability to “shop around” for new construction has been limited… [...]

 
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November 15, 2018

How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire

Fire Weather Watch

If a fire weather watch has been issued, then weather that would enable a wildfire is possible over the next 12 to 72 hours. Turn on your TV and/or radio to listen for updates, or keep your phone handy and turned on if you have an emergency alert app. Be aware that the power might go out, so you need a way to stay informed regardless. Be prepared to evacuate if a wildfire is spotted. Research and learn your evacuation routes in advance, and share your planned routes with family and friends. Keep your phone charged, your car fueled, some cash on hand, and keep emergency supplies, medications, important documents, and a change of clothes in your car. If an evacuation [...]

 
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November 15, 2018

Fall-ing in Love with Decor Trends

Home decor trends evolve season by season and this fall it's a mixture of colors and textures coming from inspiration right outside your door. Here are some easy tips for adding fall trends to your home.
 
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November 15, 2018

The Iconic Palm Springs “House of Tomorrow” Comes Up for Sale

If yesterday's idea of "futuristic" is just what you're looking for, then this home in beautiful Palm Springs, CA just might be the one for you.
 
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November 14, 2018

The 10 Best Tips for Cleaning Out Your Pantry

As winter approaches, the time to get your dry goods cleaned out and secured is now. Here are the steps you need to take so you can throw dinner together without all the aggravation.
 
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November 14, 2018

5 Ways To Create Community In Your Neighborhood

Whether you rent or own your home, we all want to experience happiness and community with our neighbors. If you're looking for ways to get to know your neighbors, these five tips are an easy and practical way to create a sense of community with your neighbors.
 
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November 14, 2018

5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Disasters

Turkey time will be here before you know it, which means Thanksgiving Day preparation is among us. Although traditions and plans vary among families, many would agree that a lot of planning goes into this memory filled feast from the turkey and meal preparation to the entertainment for the guest. When certain precautions are not taken, Thanksgiving has the potential to be the most horrifying holiday of them all. To help take a load off, we are giving you five tips to keep in mind this Thanksgiving season in order to avoid having a Turkey Day disaster!

Tip Number One: Plan Ahead!

Whether you are the host or hostess who does all of the food preparation or the turkey day chief [...]

 
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November 14, 2018

The Importance of Checking Out Your Prospective Tenants’ Histories and How to Do It

A passive income-generating investment property is a wonderful asset, but bad tenants can ruin investment; here's how to protect yourself.
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