6 Ways to Make a Room Look Bigger

Maybe you rent a small apartment in the city. Or maybe your forever home features smaller rooms. Instead of spending more money on a larger space or knocking down a wall, you can make a room feel larger with a mix of design and creativity. Maximize every inch of your...

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

By Bill Gassett Do you know what to expect from a buyer’s home inspection? When your property is on the market, expect a home inspection to take place. This is positive, as it means someone is willing to pay to have it checked over, and then move forward with...

3 Tips to Protect Your Home for the Long Haul

By Brentnie Daggett Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save...

4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Home More Valuable to Buyers

By Anica Oaks If you have a home of your own, you already know how to think like a buyer. You know buyers look for a home that’s structurally sound, with modern amenities and conveniences that fit their lifestyle. If you look at your home through a buyer’s...

Why Lighting Is So Important When Selling a Home

Prospective buyers will form a first impression of your home within seconds. The amount and type of lighting will influence their opinions when they look at professional marketing photos and videos and when they tour your home, either in person or virtually. A Poorly...

What Conditions Should Be Included in Your Purchase Contract?

A purchase contract is an agreement that outlines the terms of a real estate transaction. It’s intended to make sure that the buyer and seller are on the same page and to protect the rights of everyone involved in the deal. Information on the Property in Question and...

Sell Your Home Using All Five Senses

One of the best ways to get your home ready to sell is to remember to use the appeal of all five senses in your marketing. You want your home to look great and you want homebuyers to feel welcomed by attractive aromas, soothing music and other hospitable ideas so they...

What You Need to Know About Moving With a Portable Container

As portable moving containers grow in popularity, it may seem like a great option for your needs. You get to bypass the tight schedule associated with moving trucks and are instead able to pack in small bursts at your own convenience. Here’s what you need to know if...

How Is Working With an Agent Better Than Finding a Home on Your Own?

By Meghan Belnap Selling your home without an agent is often an appealing idea because you can forego the commission rates. The major downside, however, is you lose out on all the important qualities and experience an agent has when they do the work themselves. Here...

7 Steps to Prepare for a Home Remodel

(Family Features) A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your...

4 Ways to Make an Older Home Look Fresh for a Better Sale Price

By Meghan Belnap Putting an older home on the market has its own particular challenges. While many buyers prefer a newer home, there are many who appreciate older architecture. Here are a handful of ways that you can make your older home look fresh in order to get a...

4 Ways to Add Value to a Renovated Pool

By Brooke Chaplan Having a swimming pool increases the value of your home, but renovations to the pool can add even more value. Like anything else, pools can be updated and improved to maximize their appeal to potential buyers and to boost the benefits they provide to...

3 Inexpensive Upgrades That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

By Wendy Dessler Most people take great pride in making their home more appealing, and homeowners can spend hundreds or thousands each year on improvements and alterations. One of the main things to consider when choosing an improvement project is how much value it...

Budget-Friendly Tricks for Updating Your Older Home

When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop of color,” Keysha Jillian, owner of Jillian’s Designs in Tampa, Fla. told Reader’s Digest in an interview. “Paint the...