Although buying or selling a home can bring about exciting changes for you and your family, it can introduce stress for your four legged loved ones. As a seller, having strangers coming in and out of your house can be alarming and upsetting to your pets. As a homebuyer, you want your new home to be safe and comfortable for every member of your family – even the furry ones. Whether you’re buying your first home or getting ready to put your house on the market, these pet safety tips for homebuyers and sellers will help make the process easier on you and your pets. Continue reading
After much consideration, you have decided to list your house and enter the real estate market. You have a list price in mind and believe that it should be sufficient to cover your mortgage, as well as any fees associated with selling. Yet, many homeowners overlook a few costs that are sometimes a necessary part of selling. Continue reading
Do you want to sell your house as fast as you can for as much as you can? REALTORS® and home staging experts agree: staging your home should be at the top of your checklist. A big part of this process entails removing excess items and furniture. The inevitable question becomes, “Where do I put my stuff?”
It’s tempting to stuff everything you own into a closet or a spare bedroom, but even a single unorganized space could turn off buyers. For many years, the common solution to this problem was renting a storage unit. This was not convenient, and definitely time-consuming. You had to rent a truck, load it, unload it, and then subsequently do it all over again when you moved into a new place.
As we start the new year, many of us focus on self improvement and making changes. A majority of the new year’s resolutions people make are health related, but only about 8% of resolutioners succeed in maintaining their new goals.
Check out our tips and ideas to make your home and your home life work with you, so that you can be a part of the crowd of people who succeed.
Goal: Lose Weight
Losing weight and eating healthy are the two most common new year’s resolutions that people make. How can you use your home to help you shed some unwanted weight? Continue reading
Whatever your reason for downsizing, it’s a process that requires careful planning and savvy storage ideas. The key to your success – and also the hardest part of the process – can be figuring out what to do with all the stuff you no longer have space for. Here are a few helpful tips.
Get a reliable layout of your new home
The first step is knowing how much room you’re going to have by obtaining a layout of your new home, with accurate measurements. Use this to make a list of all the items you’re going to take with you and the ones you’re going to get rid of. Continue reading
While selling your home during the holiday season might be challenging, it is not impossible. For those venturing out into the real estate market during this time of festivity and sometimes stress, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with home staging during the holidays.
- Use Décor To Highlight Your Home
Festive winter decorations are a great way to make your home feel inviting and cozy. A wreath on your door and some baubles here and there can go a long way in making your house feel like a home.
You can also use these decorations to your advantage. Use the decorations to highlight the key selling points in your home. Continue reading
If you are preparing to move soon and trying to decipher whether or not hiring a professional moving company makes sense for your situation, take a look at some of the services that they can provide: Continue reading
With all the hustle and bustle involved in the moving process, it can be easy to forget about the little details that make for a smooth move – like making sure your valuables are protected and you have enough moving boxes.
Here are a few packing tips to help you reduce your moving stress and make sure everything gets to your destination in one piece. Continue reading
There are many logistics to think about when planning a move, and your budget plays a key role. The price of the moving company you choose is an important concern, of course, but there are other costs to consider as well. Getting a detailed quote and budgeting for these extra costs ahead of time can help you save considerably on your move.
Whether you want to update your home, customize it, or integrate smart technology into your design, you can’t go wrong these high-value home renovation projects: