fbpx

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When You’re Ready to Buy

Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions that you will make when you’re ready to buy a home. A good agent can help you navigate the buying process with minimal stress, whereas a not-so-good agent might make the process harder on you (and your wallet) than it needs to be. Your goal when you’re ready to choose a real estate agent is to find someone who you communicate...

Vacation Home Rental and Budget Travel

A vacation home rental can be a real budget saver. Homeowners through the years have invested in vacation rental properties that they rented to travelers. But these days, the practice of renting a primary residence or exchanging homes has become quite common. Web sites such as globalpropertylistings.com have made these transactions easier. Many travelers start their planning with a hotel search or...

Finding the Perfect Hues for Your Home

How do you usually choose the colors for your walls? Many consider their favorite shades, or they try to match existing furniture or other décor. This is how some people like to do it, but did you know that there are optimal colors for each room type? The next time you’re ready to splash a new color on your surroundings, consider choosing a hue that suits the room’s purpose. Here are some...

Home Decorating: What to Finish Before You Start

When it comes to home decorating, deciding where to start can sometimes feel overwhelming. Should you start with furniture shopping or painting? Should you hire a pro or do it yourself? You may be looking at the decisions you make today for many years to come, so you want to make sure they are ones you can live with. To get the best results, start with a few pre-project tasks. These will give you...

How to Get the Most from a Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the single most significant investment you’ll make in your lifetime. When you’re making such a significant purchase, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. This is the goal of a home inspection. A professional inspector will review the home and point out any potential concerns. Here’s how it works. 1. Arrange for the inspection: Typically, you will include an...

What to Expect if You Stay at Home During a Kitchen Remodel

According to Remodeling magazine, a kitchen remodel will generate a substantial return on dollars spent for this kind of home improvement, with an 83% average return. This, coupled with the eventual increase in the marketability of your home, should be a great motivator to step up to the next level in design and function for the area where your family always seems to gather. You will want to prepare...

Increase Your Home’s Value with These Landscaping Ideas

A picture is worth a thousand words if it can create a memorable first impression. What better way is there to achieve a positive reaction to the presentation of your home than to start at the curb with your detailing and exterior design features? You want to capture the attention of a casual visitor or prospective buyer from the moment they step foot on your property. A well-thought-out plan for the...

6 Things EVERY First-Time Home Buyer Should Do

It’s time to prepare for the closing on the purchase of your first home. Before you are handed the keys, there will be several tasks to do so you can set the stage for being a homeowner. Speaking of keys, you should change the locks, which can be a DIY project for you, or contact a locksmith. Notifying all of your contacts of your new address should also be on your task list. An email blast will...

When Is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home?

The opportune time to buy or sell a home is not carved in stone. There are three primary factors that will influence you as to when you should move forward with buying or selling a home. Buyers and sellers can benefit from knowing what their local market activity is at any given time. I can help you with that. Since supply and demand of available properties dictate price and availability, our role is to...

Step Inside the Castle a Dad Promised to His Son

Wooden knights and a secret passageway add to the home's magical charm. Many kids dream of owning their own castle, but John Lavender — owner, designer and builder of the Highlands Castle in Bolton Landing, New York — made his son Jason’s childhood fantasy a reality. After telling his (then) 3-year-old son that he would build him a castle, Lavender delivered on his promise, constructing it from...

Compare listings

Compare