How to Marie Kondo your home

These days, it seems as if it’s never been easier to accumulate a bunch of stuff. Closets, drawers, attics, and garages are often times overflowing with memorabilia, knickknacks, clothing, etc. Some people keep all of the clutter organized, while others end up with things everywhere. However, regardless of whether you organize your clutter or not, it’s no secret that most of us just have too much. Sometimes this spills over outside of the home and…

Five tips for garage organization

Gone are the days of mismatched plastic tubs stacked ceiling-high, bikes thrown in the corner, and holiday decorations sprinkled in between. Home organization and decluttering now also includes the garage. We know what you’re thinking … but where am I going to put everything?! No need to sweat just yet. A big reason why your garage is cluttered has to do with a lack of organization, not a lack of space. Just as you’ve organized…

Home improvement projects that pay off

  Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some projects will increase the value of the home to you, while other projects may be more focused on increasing the value to others. That said, as a homeowner who is thinking of selling in the future, it is important to prioritize the projects with the highest return on investment (ROI). According to the California Association of Realtors, here are the top five projects that will…

What happens after your offer is accepted?

It’s an exciting time. You just received the call you’ve been anxiously awaiting from your Village Associates realtor. Your offer was accepted on your dream home. This is the moment you’ve been dreaming about. You start sharing the news with friends and family. Perhaps you’ll have a celebratory dinner complete with champagne as you start to dream about life in your new home. But what happens next? There is a lot that has to happen…

Simple cleaning hacks to keep your home show-ready

When your house is for sale, one of the things you’re going to have to get used to is people stopping by with just a few minutes’ notice. These are not your regular visitors though – these are prospective buyers and your home needs to make a stunning first impression. How do you do it though? You could hire a live-in housekeeper, but we know that’s not really an option. Rather, you will need to…