Proper air circulation is crucial in any home, because airflow regulates temperature, removes impurities, prevents mold and just creates a more pleasant and safe breathing environment. By contrast, poor air circulation can actually endanger your health. When your home’s air seems stagnant, or its air circulation otherwise leaves something to be desired, take steps to get breezes flowing again for a healthier, more comfortable home. read more
We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. read more
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Frequent concerns for people unfamiliar with metal roofs are fear of rust, noise and denting, but care has been taken to engineer metal roofing to solve these potential issues. read more
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In foreclosure, distressed homeowners face the prospects of eviction alongside severe damage to their credit ratings. Meanwhile, mortgage loan companies will miss out on future interest revenue, which may have totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars per case. Familiarize yourself with how foreclosure sales actually work, so that you may work with motivated sellers to buy discounted property. read more
The key to being a good landlord — and making more money on your rentals — is to have a good working relationship with your tenants. read more
Ever wonder what remodeling a kitchen looks like? So did this homeowner. Only he put his tech-savvy skills to work. For his new kitchen, designed by Main Line Kitchen Design, he recorded the entire three-month-long construction… read more
Recent studies suggest that cigarette smoke can have a lingering affect on real estate. read more
You hear the message a lot in the real estate industry: Staging can help get a home sold faster and for more money. But convincing customers of that particularly if it means fronting some money on their end… read more
Its a mess, its unmanageable, and you need space. Youre going to tackle the whole thing, and youre not going to let sentimentality weaken your resolve. You’ve had an epiphany, and youre ready to clean out your clothes closet!But as you pull out that first item,… read more
Would you accept help getting a down payment on a home now for a stake in the potential profit on the sale of that home later? That’s the deal being offered by a program called REX HomeBuyer which offers to match up to half a homebuyer’s down payment on a home for a chunk of the property’s equity.
Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank has partnered with the FirstREX real estate equity finance group to help fund a qualifying homebuyer’s down payment under REX HomeBuyer. It’s not a loan, so there are no monthly payments and no interest charges.
Taking a little extra time to care for your patio set now will keep everything pristine for spring’s return. read more
Are you getting ready to move? Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, moving for a new opportunity or just wanting to upgrade from your current home, moving can seem like a daunting task. Do you know the best and worst days to move? What about the least popular month to move in? Discover this and more with Allied Van Lines. read more
Whether you just bought a condo or have owned one for years, you’ve probably accepted the monthly homeowners association dues at face value. But there are reasons why you shouldn’t. HOA dues are money out of your pocket…