Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

ADDED May 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
questioning how to redo your home

As you’ve thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you’ve visited Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category! This is good news for you and your home because it gives you an easier way to…Read More »

Don’t Think of Your Home as an Investment…What?

ADDED May 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Isn’t that sacrilegious or something? Despite evidence to the contrary, new homebuyers continue to believe that buying a home is the same type of investment as stocks, bonds, CDs and their 401K. If the housing boom taught us anything, it is that the purchase of the house you plan to live in should not be…Read More »

Easy Update: Chalky Painted Kitchen Cabinets

ADDED May 26, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Chalky Painted Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re hesitant to purchase an older home because you don’t love the kitchen or bathroom cabinets and the idea of having to sand all of that wood makes you cringe, fear not … chalk paint to the rescue. You haven’t heard of chalk paint? Well, here’s the scoop: The original “chalk paint” (a trademarked…Read More »

What a Credit Score Really Means

ADDED May 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
What a Credit Score Really Means

As one of the least understood numbers homebuyers deal with, their credit score confuses many would-be buyers. So, what does your credit score really mean? Firstly, understand that a credit score is not a credit score is not a credit score. Not only can your score change from scoring company to scoring company, within a…Read More »

Need an Air Conditioner But Don’t Have Ducts?

ADDED May 19, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Need an Air Conditioner But Don

As scorching or humid summer days approach, you may be second-guessing the purchase of that vintage or historic home you’ve had your eye on. In fact, in many places homes as new as 15 to 20 years may not have air conditioning. If your home doesn’t have ductwork and is missing the attic, basement or…Read More »

What Matters Most? Why Location Trumps Everything!

ADDED May 14, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Home Location

Take a lesson from that old real estate adage “location, location, location.” Many seasoned homeowners will tell you that the size of your home and the amount of space you have—including extra living rooms, game rooms, or even acreage — becomes far less important to you in short order if the location is wrong. Ask…Read More »

Does Size Really Matter?

ADDED May 12, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Does Size Really Matter?

Now that you’re embarking on home ownership, you might wonder how large a space you actually need. After all, apartments tend to be a bit smaller than the average home and the siren song of extra space lures many a buyer into purchasing the biggest bang for their buck. While the size of houses increased…Read More »