New California Law Mandates Broker Supervision Course

August 31st, 2015

The essence of this amendment requires that broker licensees complete upon their first renewal as a broker, a three-hour continuing education course in the management of real estate offices and supervision of real estate activities (Management and Supervision).

Airbnb And Condominiums

August 31st, 2015

The Pope will be here on September 23rd. Millions of people will come to see and hear him. Where will they stay? Back in 2009, in anticipation of the large crowds wanting to be part of history for Barack Obama’s inauguration, the District government relaxed all residential requirements so homeowners could do a daily or weekly rental. Today, there is a new game in town called Airbnb.

10 Tips for Turning Your New House Into "Our Home"

August 31st, 2015

How to turn your new house into ‘Our Home.’ PJ Wade offers 10 TIPS for dealing with the often-overlooked ‘little details’ which, if not addressed, can cause problems down the road.

How To Set a Budget (and Stick to it) For Your Outdoor Patio Remodel

August 30th, 2015

Creating and sticking to a home improvement project’s budget is about as easy and comfortable as pulling teeth. But when it comes to a task as exciting as an outdoor space remodel, it’s necessary to think and talk about the budget before taking any further steps.

How To Double Your Storage Without Building a New Closet

August 30th, 2015

No matter the size of your home or the number of closets you have, everyone is looking for more storage space. And while you may think getting the storage you need means moving or turning an entire bedroom into a new closet, there are ways to maximize the space you have.

Clever Home Staging Tricks You Can Steal

August 30th, 2015

Getting ready to sell your home? It would be awesome to hire a home stager. Home stagers are paid to furnish a home and help it look its best. It’s not maintainable for most people everyday, but boy does it work when selling your home. Fortunately, you can achieve great results by using some of their tricks.

Why Your Gutters Deserve Some TLC

August 27th, 2015

Gutters should be an important consideration when it comes to purchasing a new home because of the expense it can cost you down the line, however, the function of gutters is often overlooked.

Five Ways Bargain-hunting Can Backfire On Home Buyers

August 27th, 2015

It’s natural to want to save money when you’re making a purchase as large as a home. You want to buy the best home in the best neighborhood at the best price, and you may think the only way to accomplish your goals is to look for bargains. However, while you’re bargain-hunting, here are five things you should keep in mind:

Home Sellers Advice: List It or SIY?

August 26th, 2015

There are pros and cons to doing anything yourself. You weigh factors such as your expertise, the enjoyment of doing a certain task, and the cost savings of doing it yourself (DIY) vs. hiring a professional. So, are for-sale-by-owners successful?

8 Overrated Interior Design Trends

August 26th, 2015

Trends come and go, and while everyone wants to be on the forefront, with a home that showcases the latest, greatest, hottest and chicest stuff, not all trends are created equal. And not all are meant for everyone.