Successful Home Sales: Three Indispensable Tips When Conducting Open Houses

“For the seller, they are giving up their home, where they have all these attachments. And for the buyer, it is about painting a picture of their new lives and then carrying them through the whole process to a positive result.” -Sally Forster Jones An investment in real estate has been seen as one of … More Successful Home Sales: Three Indispensable Tips When Conducting Open Houses

Aesthetic Homes: Four Things to Know Before Attempting a Home Renovation

“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then come back for refreshment”-Melissa Michaels Television shows have made home renovations look so simple, straightforward and glamorous. Sans the customary drama that results from the inevitable parting of some of the home’s more sentimental areas, TV shows have … More Aesthetic Homes: Four Things to Know Before Attempting a Home Renovation

Home Safety: Four Ways to Protect Your Homes from Burglars

  “Home is the nicest word there is.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder Home (noun): A place where one lives, especially together as a family * a place of affection, joy, and happiness *a valued refuge and resting place * a habitation offering security and protection, where friendships flourish.   Homes are often considered as the world’s … More Home Safety: Four Ways to Protect Your Homes from Burglars

Home Offices: Four Productivity Tips and Techniques for Working from Home

“I love working for myself from home: I get along with everyone in the office; I can show up in pajamas and I always win Employee of the month.”-Missy Mwac   Working from home can either be a bane or boon. On one hand, you get to leverage your schedule, decide on whether your nighties … More Home Offices: Four Productivity Tips and Techniques for Working from Home

Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings”-Jane Jacobs A myriad of things prompt a renovation. For most, it is to accommodate the expansion of a growing family. To some, it is to improve the aesthetics of their home, and to the rest, it is seen as an avenue for … More Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

Beautiful Rental Homes: Five Characteristics of a Good Airbnb Rental

“Travelers increasingly, turn to vacation rental homes as a home away from home for their vacation accommodations. Unlike hotels, vacation rental homes offer so many advantages—from fully equipped kitchens and plenty of bedrooms to private pools and media rooms.” –Justin Halloran Today, renting out your homes via Airbnb has been seen as an excellent avenue … More Beautiful Rental Homes: Five Characteristics of a Good Airbnb Rental

Moving-In 101: Five Signs You Probably Should NOT Move in Together

  “A couple who go on living together merely because that was how they began, without any other reason: was that what we were turning into?” –Simone de Beauvoir So, you and your partner have been together for quite a while. You have shared not only a significant number of years together but a collection … More Moving-In 101: Five Signs You Probably Should NOT Move in Together

Home Buying 101: Five Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

“People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, and strive. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not” –Henry Louis Gates   Home ownership has long been considered a keystone of financial stability as well as responsibility. It is a keystone of … More Home Buying 101: Five Hidden Costs of Home Ownership