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Ceiling Design Ideas That Add Impact

Ceiling Design Ideas That Add Impact

For most people, the only effort they place into the ceiling design is removing the old popcorn treatment. While this is certainly an important first step, there are many ways to use the ceiling to add interest and impact to any room. Considered the “fifth wall” by...

What Does “Clear to Close” Mean?

What Does “Clear to Close” Mean?

One of the best things a homebuyer can hear is, “we have ‘clear to close.’” It’s one of the biggest milestones in the mortgage lending process and means the underwriter has cleared the application to move forward to document signing and close of escrow. While a...

How to Use Comps to Price Your Home Correctly

How to Use Comps to Price Your Home Correctly

The most important aspect of listing your home for sale is the asking price. Unlike many other items we purchase, home prices are based on what a willing and able buyer would pay for the property. Sounds complicated, right? This is why real estate agents bring comps (...

Tips for Buying Land for a Tiny or Prefab Home

Tips for Buying Land for a Tiny or Prefab Home

Prefabricated homes have become very popular in recent years as more and more people look for creative ways to build their home environment. These homes can take the form of a tiny house, manufactured home, or Airstream. The demand for vacant land has increased...

Should I Move For My Job?

Should I Move For My Job?

The question of moving for a new job is not uncommon. In the past few years, more and more companies are moving their entire operations out of high-tax states to those more business-friendly. Possible work-from-home options further complicate the decision to move with...

HOA Powers & Pets

HOA Powers & Pets

Most homebuyers know to review the HOA (Homeowner’s Association) documents provided by the seller during disclosures to ensure the rules will not interfere with their lifestyle. Yet, once they become homeowners, often these same people do not pay attention to bylaw...

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

Weekend TV lineups are filled with Do-It-Yourself home improvement programs. One home inspector used to call the results “six-pack projects.” While not all DIY projects end in disaster, some projects can harm home sales because buyers see these “improvements” as...

Should I Move For My Job?

Should I Move For My Job?

The question of moving for a new job is not uncommon. In the past few years, more and more companies are moving their entire operations out of high-tax states to those more business-friendly. Possible work-from-home options further complicate the decision to move with...

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Does it seem like you do everything possible to lower your electric bill and still see no measurable difference in your bill? The simple reason is you may have energy vampires in your home. The good news is these creepy creatures do not require a visit from your local...

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

With the spooky season just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to get your opinion on whether or not you'd buy a house if they claimed that there was an eerie presence living in their home. So let's see how many think this... Some people might think that...

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

The solar panel industry has mushroomed over the past few years. Almost every homeowner has at least considered adding solar panels to their home to take advantage of the energy savings they promise. But reducing energy consumption with solar does not stop at solar...