Historic Homes: What To Know Before You Buy

February 23rd, 2017

You’ve fallen in love with an old Victorian house and want to bring her back to her glory days. You may already have some ideas of things you want to do to your new home, but before you make any changes to the structure itself, do a little research and make sure you have the answers to these three questions:

Hey, Gen X and Baby Boomer Agent: Get to Snapchat Right Now

February 23rd, 2017

Snapchat recorded 158 million daily active users, on average, in the last quarter of 2016. And yet, ask an average sampling of real estate agents if they use it, and you’ll hear a chorus of ‘No’s.’ And then you’ll likely hear a bunch of stuff about how it’s only for millennials.

Condo 101: The Governing Documents

February 22nd, 2017

I am interested in buying a condominium, and have just received a package from management containing a lot of documents and information. Frankly it is overwhelming. What should I review?

3 Steps To Saving For Your Dream Home

February 22nd, 2017

According to Harvard University’s “State of the Nation’s Housing” report, while more people than ever before want to own their own home, fewer feel financially ready to do so yet. Reasons range from high rents to student loan debt. In this article, learn three important steps to take when you start saving for your dream home.

Clean Out Your Closet And Help A Charity

February 21st, 2017

When you clean out your closet (or your whole house), the “donate” pile can get pretty big. But there’s no need to worry about lugging everything to a donation centre. Here’s how to help worthwhile charities while reducing the clutter in your life.

California Broker-Owned Escrows Need To Submit Activity Reports

February 21st, 2017

There is still time left — but not much — for affected California brokers to submit their annual Escrow Activity Report to the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE). This applies to firms that operate a broker-controlled escrow that engaged in five or more transactions or whose escrow activities exceeded $1 million in the past calendar year.

How To Add Moroccan Flair To Your Home

February 20th, 2017

It’s vibrant. It’s exotic. And it’s one of the hottest design styles today. It’s Moroccan design, and it’s easier than you think to add to your home, giving it unexpected style and vibrant flair.

6 Show-Stopping Ways To Use Blue In Your Home

February 20th, 2017

Color trends may come and go, but primary colors like blue never really go out of style. And whether you use it sparingly – an accessory here and there, or maybe a piece of art with just a splash – or wash entire rooms in the color, blue can have a great impact on how your space looks, and how it feels.

Light Up Your Home Movie Room by Creating a Star-filled Ceiling

February 17th, 2017

Can you imagine the look on the faces of friends and family when they walk into your home theater room, look up at the ceiling and discover that it’s covered with twinkling stars from wall to wall?

How to Update Your Home on a Dime

February 15th, 2017

Updates and home renovations are frightening to many homeowners. But improving your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here are a few simple projects that will boost the value and looks of your home: