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
3 epic fails that sabotage home sales

3 epic fails that sabotage home sales

Selling a home is a process -- one that is contingent on several factors falling into place at the right time. There are a lot of moving parts to every transaction and perhaps even more ways for things to transpire. Fortunately, savvy sellers can sta...
By Than Merrill | Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
5 reasons your clients should buy their home now

5 reasons your clients should buy their home now

When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't buying a home -- and it's probably not the first thing that comes to your clients' mind either. However, Santa's busy season can be an excellent time to house sho...
By Sharon Voss | Monday, Dec 7, 2015
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
Knowledge of smart home tech can help real estate agents stand out

Knowledge of smart home tech can help real estate agents stand out

With smart home devices slated to become common household items within the next two years, real estate agents who are savvy when it comes to this technology may help themselves stand out....
By Erik Pisor | Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015
Thumbnail Programmable thermostat cuts energy costs

Programmable thermostat cuts energy costs

What if I told you it would be possible to slip an extra $180 in your pocket this year -- and every year after that -- and have a more comfortable home at the same time? That should be worth a trip to the home center, right? A savings of $180 ...
By Paul Bianchina | Friday, Mar 30, 2012
Thumbnail Bizarre real estate facts you never knew

Bizarre real estate facts you never knew

Book Review Title: "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" Author: Bill Bryson Publisher: Doubleday, 2010; 512 pages; $28.95 At 512 pages in hardcover, including indices, I submit that Bill Bryson misleads with the subtitle of h...
By Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011
Insurer’s HVAC demand cost $10,000

Insurer’s HVAC demand cost $10,000

DEAR BARRY: Three months after I bought my home, I got a letter from my homeowners insurance company. They threatened to cancel my policy because my furnace, according to them, was "outdated." But they never even looked at it. The new heat...
By Barry Stone | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009