Home Buying Market Rebound Continues: Home Sales JUMP in May! The markets continue to show signs of recovery. According to the latest Commerce Department monthly report, single-family home sales rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 in May. The May rate is 12.7 percent higher YoY. According to the report, home sales were up in all four regions: 6.8 percent in […]
Home Buying June – Minute on the Market
Home Decorating Five Quick Ways to Brighten Any Room Want to brighten up a room, but don’t have the time to paint or budget to add a window? Consider the following easy fixes: Hang a mirror. Hang a mirror (or lean a large one against a wall) to toss light around your room and open it up. Add metallics. Golds and silver accents will make any […]
Home Decorating Unique home accents to make your home more FUN! Are you looking for out-of-the-box decorating ideas for your space? Below are a handful of interesting accent ideas to up the creativity of your interior design. Hanging accent lights. Caged, bubbled, modern, antique—there are myriad styles for hanging accent lights, which can be clustered, paired or used solo to fill up an empty corner or decorate […]
Home Decorating Getting Creative with your Wall Space Do you have a blank wall with no idea what to put on it? Rethink the boring family photo with these interesting ideas. Get wordy. Whether you’re a logophile or are just looking to amp up the playful vibe of your space, adding large text to your wall can be innovative and inspirational. You can purchase […]
Holidays 3 Ideas for a Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend at Home Memorial Day Weekend often feels like the unofficial start of summer, but this year is going to be a little different. Although you might not be able to gather with friends and family to barbecue and bask in the warming weather, there are still plenty of ways that you can celebrate, while also taking the […]
Home Decorating 5 Reasons to Paint Your Walls Gray When it comes to painting your space, there are myriad options: bright and sunny yellow, the classic eggshell white, a soothing blue or a fresh green. But one color you shouldn’t overlook when painting is gray. Below are five reasons why. It matches. Gray is a fluid, flexible color that pairs well with a large […]
COVID-19 / Coronavirus What are “Coronavirus Clauses”? The coronavirus has caused businesses across the United States and around the world to close and has made it difficult or impossible for many financial transactions to be completed. Real estate closings are complex and some of the parties involved may be unable to perform their duties on schedule or at all due to COVID-19. […]
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COVID-19 / Coronavirus How to Donate During COVID-19 The outbreak of the coronavirus has impacted hundreds of thousands of American citizens across the country. From job losses and struggling to pay rent and bills, to closing down businesses and having a shortage of essential supplies, individuals and businesses are in need of a helping hand. No matter how much or how little you […]
Home Decorating Is Granite on its Way Out? According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, granite countertops are in less demand today, while the use of quartz is on the rise. Why? For one thing, man-made quartz countertops are offered in a far greater range of looks and feels. Reason number two: it’s a bit easier to maintain over the long haul, […]
Home Buying 3 Major Steps to Prepare for a Move While there is a lot of excitement that comes with moving into a new home, there can also be a great deal of stress. Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere else can seem overwhelming, but if you have a plan, it can seem a great deal more manageable. Here are the 3 […]
Holidays New Year’s Resolutions that will help you Buy a Home in 2020 If 2020 is the year for you to buy a home, consider making these 5 New Year’s resolutions to help you be as prepared as possible to become a homeowner. 1. Cut down on monthly subscriptions. With each month, there is a new subscription service out there. What starts as convenience turns into an endless […]
Home Selling What is a Zestimate® and is it correct? To quote Zillow’s website; “The Zestimate® home valuation model is Zillow’s estimate of a home’s market value. The Zestimate incorporates public and user-submitted data, taking into account home facts, location and market conditions. It is not an appraisal.” So, what does that mean?   Simply, this is Zillow’s tool to give sellers an IDEA of what […]