Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is here and that means school is out (Congrats Class of 2018), weekend family BBQs, vacations, and heat!  While we take measures to care for ourselves and our pets, what happens to our precious gardens?  You can safely assume that if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your garden.  So what do you do?  Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of six gardening tips to help you and your garden beat…

Top Home Renovations

In our last post, we shared an infographic chronicling the top five home renovations to avoid when you are preparing to sell your home. Which begs the question: “now that I know what to avoid, what home renovations should I spend my money and attention on?” To get the highest return on investment, your pre-move repairs should focus on both the appearance of your home and its underlying structure. These days, high ticket updates don’t…

Who is Buying Homes in 2018?

Home buyer demographics change over time, along with neighborhood trends. Are you curious who is buying homes in 2018? Some groups are more actively involved in real estate than others, to be sure. We have the latest details on US home purchase trends: It’s no surprise that 65% of US home buyers in 2017 were married couples, while only 8% were un-wedded couples. And the typical buyer may be a bit older than you expected…

8 Tips for Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing your home can be a pretty tricky and very involved process, especially if you have never done it before. After you’ve gone through the steps to decide whether you should refinance, the tips below will help you through the rest of the process: 1. Specify your reason for refinancing. Different mortgage rates and types are available based on whether you are looking for lower monthly payments, a lower interest rate, or fixed monthly payments….

Outdated Home Features

So many of today’s real estate gems are older homes. We’ve all seen a few swoon-worthy mid-century homes for sale, haven’t we? Unfortunately, not every feature of a vintage home is one that buyers want. So, which outdated home features do you need to fix? This helpful infographic has all the details: Do you still have popcorn ceilings? If so, it’s time for an upgrade. And linoleum floors? They are a thing of the past….