Homebuyer's Blog

Once you've found a house you'd like to purchase, it's time to take a closer look at purchase contracts and get acquainted with contract contingencies. Here's a quick run-down of some of the most important considerations.

After you’ve closed on your home purchase, you may be surprised to see photos of your home still being displayed on property websites. Why does this happen? And what can you do about it?

Many homebuyers love dogs but don’t always love the results of having a dog (or two) in the house. Here are a few ways to reduce the downsides of pet ownership while enjoying all the perks.

Spring is the perfect time to plan a summer garden. Don’t let a lack of yard space squash your green thumb. If you get creative with container gardening, small outdoor areas can be lush with fruits and vegetables, ready to pick and eat.

You've tested your home and discovered radon gas. What are your next steps? For starters, consider these common questions on radon mitigation options, costs, and more.

Buying a home is a big deal! You may be overflowing with excitement and nervous anticipation—and brimming with questions. Of course, you want to talk about it! Who wouldn’t? However, sometimes it's more important to hit the pause button.

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.