7 home fixes you must complete before selling

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can yo...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, Jul 18, 2016
What clients should know before buying public auction foreclosures

What clients should know before buying public auction foreclosures

When investors purchase foreclosures through the multiple listing services, they are usually able to gain access to the interior of the property before making an offer and know that they will be guaranteed clear title before they close....
By Dino Ascari | Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
4 landscaping tips to make your sellers’ wallets fatter

4 landscaping tips to make your sellers’ wallets fatter

Landscaping can be a major contributor to a home’s value and could potentially influence an owner’s ability to sell the property. According to a National Association of Landscape Professionals survey, 84 percent of Americans agree that the qualit...
By Scott Robinson | Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
How to dazzle on the MLS with drone photography

How to dazzle on the MLS with drone photography

Real estate companies are quickly adopting drone technology as it offers them a new way to catch the eyes of potential buyers. Here is what you need to know to sell a house successfully with the help of aerial photography....
By Chris Stoddart | Monday, Jun 6, 2016
New or pre-owned: how to choose the best holiday home

New or pre-owned: how to choose the best holiday home

Whether it's better to buy new or pre-owned property is a frequently asked question. Accordingly, there are some commonly accepted guidelines: new property includes newly-built, off-plan and homes acquired within five years of commissioning while pre...
By Yulia Kozhevnikova | Monday, Nov 2, 2015
Thumbnail How to properly vent a clothes dryer

How to properly vent a clothes dryer

Your clothes dryer is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home. It's also a fairly basic appliance in how it operates, and if it's properly vented and maintained, it should give you years, even decades, of reliable service. But "...
By Paul Bianchina | Friday, Apr 20, 2012
Thumbnail An exterior floor plan to complement your home

An exterior floor plan to complement your home

Last time, we noted how few people truly take advantage of the land around their homes, and we saw how a simple change like replacing certain windows with doors could radically increase the usefulness of outdoor areas. This time, we'll look at...
By Arrol Gellner | Friday, Mar 23, 2012
Thumbnail Home design: The wood, the bad and the ugly

Home design: The wood, the bad and the ugly

The town I live in -- Berkeley, Calif. -- is the capital of shaggy wooden houses. Around here, you could get stoned for saying you don't like natural wood exteriors. So I won't say that. But what 30 years of practicing architecture have taugh...
By Arrol Gellner | Friday, Jul 1, 2011