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How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

What to sell… Shoppers like to see a little bit of everything. When prospective customers drive by, they’ll more likely stop for full tables. Never underestimate the value of absolute junk. If you haven’t used something in the past year, sell it. Dealers and antique collectors frequent garage sales, so clearly display one-of-a-kind items. Dressers, …

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Home Inspections

Atop the long list of items to do when buying or selling a house is the home inspection. But what is involved? How much does it cost? Why is it done in the first place? It’s important to understand what a home inspection entails and how it affects the sale of your home or the …

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Grilling Tips

Summertime and the living is easy. It’s time to fire up the grill, and grilling isn’t just for meat anymore, either. You can do virtually all your cooking on the grill – vegetables, foil pouch entrees, dessert, even pizza. Instead of spending sultry summer evenings broiling along with your food in a hot kitchen, why not …

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An Eco-Friendly Home

Are you ready to go green? All kinds of people are trying to be more eco-friendly, and what better place to start than in your own home? Here are some tips for creating a greener home: Make recycling easy. Set aside a space for your own recycling center and make sure everyone, down to the …

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When to Get Excited About the Housing Market

Real estate professionals get that consumers, by and large, ignore housing statistics and the market until they become involved in the purchase or sale of a home. It’s only natural then that what impacts the market is a bit of a mystery to many. What determines a buyers’ or sellers’ market? What factors influence home …

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3 Tips for a Higher Home Appraisal

It may seem that homebuyers and sellers don’t agree on much, but they share one important concern: that the transaction is successful. This comradery is never more evident than during the appraisal process. It’s only natural, since the results of the appraisal can send the deal spiraling out of control.  Appraisers take into account many …

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