Home Buyer's Blog

Decorative container gardening is hard to beat! It's one of the easiest and best ways to enhance your outdoor living space. For eye-catching displays that will be the envy of your neighborhood, try one or more of these tactics.

Spring is here! Each day brings extra sunlight and the promise of more time spent outdoors. It’s the perfect time to clean out months of dirt and grime, air out stale rooms, put away winter things, and unpack warm weather items.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. It's a silent killer that doesn’t announce its presence. Without monitoring, your first indication of a problem may be a deadly one.

Are you tired of the look-alike quartz and granite countertops that dominate today’s home design sites? Are you interested in something more unique for your kitchen? Or, maybe you want to give a bathroom or a small coffee bar a distinctive appearance?
Whatever your reason for searching beyond mainstream countertop solutions, check out these unusual finishes!

When you find the perfect home, you want to make sure you are offering the right price. Before you begin negotiating, however, it’s a good idea to get a bit more information about the age of its major appliances, as well as other systems and amenities. After all, if you assume the appliances and systems are relatively new, based on appearances, you could face several heartbreaking and budget-busting replacement costs after moving in.

Let’s face it. Laundry rooms don’t get much love. It doesn’t have to be that way. With just a few tweaks and a little forward-thinking design, you can have a laundry room you adore on a budget you can afford. Here’s how.

How many cleaning products could there possibly be? A bunch! Cleaning shouldn’t be so complicated. Here are a few basic supplies and recipes to keep on hand, using natural ingredients that work!

Whether you call it a living room or a family room, your primary living space should accentuate and accommodate your personality, your interests, your stage of life, and every other aspect of “you.” Make it a place where you LOVE to spend time. Here’s how.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look and feel a bit more luxurious. When it comes to luxury living on a budget, it’s more important to set a few priorities and get creative. Here are many ideas to get started!

If you’re ready to get serious about house-hunting, make sure you have expert assistance to navigate the process. Select an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and discuss these critical topics in your initial consultation.

Is your home feeling cluttered or lacking the organization you crave? Here are eight easy ways to tackle home organization and regain control of your environment without investing lots of time.

Each January, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcases cutting-edge technology by companies from around the world. This year, home automation showed up in a big way, including these unveilings for tech-loving homeowners.

Hygge means more than chasing away long, dark winters with a crackling fireplace, or sipping something hot in the warm glow of candles, wrapped in a down throw or a soft sweater. Ready to add more "hygge" to your home and your life?

With hundreds of thousands of apps available on various operating platforms, your smartphone can become a “virtual toolbox,” filled with handy resources to simplify projects around the house and save a little time and money. Check out these five categories and download your favorites.

If you’re looking for a new home, you may not realize the importance of selecting a house with the “right” kitchen. As the “heart of the home,” kitchens are meant to encourage meal preparation. A kitchen design that doesn’t meet your needs will influence other critical decisions, like how often you eat out and your ability to save money for other priorities.

As a homebuyer, you have many housing options, including some less familiar alternatives like cohousing. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of this unique and community-based approach to housing.

When shopping for a home, most buyers consider a home’s size and layout. The neighborhood and the school district may be other relevant factors. Do you ever think about the role of natural light in a potential home? Maybe you should!

Have you ever toured a house you really liked, but can’t quite remember some aspects of the home’s layout? Or perhaps you just purchased a home and want to keep a copy of the floorplan in your pocket—a handy reference tool when shopping for furniture or for giving friends and relatives a remote tour of your new home.

You’re moving into a new home and have decided to do it yourself? Great! It’s an excellent way to save money. First, check out these tips for packing all those boxes and making your move as smooth and easy as possible!

It’s almost time to close on your new home! Your excitement is building…until you discover you’ve sent your closing funds to an offshore account and there’s no way to get the money back. You’ve lost the house and everything you’ve saved to purchase it. Don’t think it could happen to you?