Home Renovations in 2018: Which Ones Improve Your Home Market Value?

Planning to remodel your kitchen, add a master suite, or undertake some other pricey home renovation in 2018? Watch out—not all of these home improvements pay off like they did in the past, according to Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value Report. For this much-referenced annual report, now in its 31st year, researchers pinpointed the average return on investment of 20 popular home renovations by…

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Most Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions by Buyers and Sellers

When first considering buying or selling a home, many people will take to the internet for answers to their questions. The information available is vast and trying to decide who to believe can be difficult. There are some great sources of real estate information available like Realtor.com Trulia and Zillow. However, nothing beats the personal…

2018 is the year to buy a home but you better hurry

3 Best Reasons To Buy a Home in 2018 (but You’d Better Hurry)

Figuring out when to plunge into the real estate market can be quite intimidating—especially when prices are high, choices are limited, and history urges restraint.  “We’ve seen two or three years of what could be considered unsustainable levels of price appreciation, as well as an inventory shortage that resulted in a record-low number of homes for sale across…

Learn what procuring cause means and how it helps to determine Realtors commissions.

Real Estate Terms Explained: Procuring Cause

The procuring cause helps real estate agents and buyers figure out who will receive the commission on a house sale. It typically comes into play when a buyer purchases a house he saw with two different real estate agents. Maybe one agent found the house and the other agent helped you put together your offer—so who gets the fee for their service?…

How to Avoid the Tricks this Halloween

How to Keep Your House From Getting Creamed on Halloween By Audrey Ference | Oct 27, 2017 damedeeso/iStock Come Halloween, homeowners arm themselves with bagfuls of Snickers and Skittles to give the masses that come a-knocking. Homeowners alsobrace themselves for an onslaught of eggs, toilet paper, burning garbage bags of poop, and other pranks that, for some reason, are deemed…