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…

Open House Safety Tips

Opening your home up to complete strangers isn’t something most of us are accustomed to.  However, hosting an open house is an important tool for finding a buyer. You’ve spent weeks prepping your home for the open house, but you’re not done yet. If you are still living in your home, there are some important steps you should take in order to ensure both you and your property remain safe.     Valuables.  We would like…

2019 Interior Design Trends

The new year is here, which means the latest design trends are too! With last year’s emphasis on high contrast, comfort, farmhouse elements, and shades of purple, what can we expect from 2019 interior design trends? Read on to find out. 1. Biophilic Elements Bio-what? “‘Biophilia’ describes the human tendency to connect with nature (NCBI). On average, humans spend 90% of their time inside a building. When humans are separated from a natural environment, our…