Installing A Recharge Station In Your Home

October 7th, 2015

Chances are you’ve recently bought a device that has a rechargeable battery – a cell phone, tablet, or reader. You’ll need a place to plug your new device(s) in to the wall to keep them charged up so that you won’t miss a beat. So, instead of hiring a contractor to come drop half a dozen outlets around your home, consider installing a charging station.

4 Reasons To Buy A Condo… And 4 Reasons Not To

October 7th, 2015

If you’re buying your first place, moving to a city where high density is the deal, or perhaps moving down and looking for more of a lock-and-leave lifestyle, a condo probably seems like a good bet. And, for many, it is. But is it really right for you?

You Don’t Need Your Old Deed

October 6th, 2015

We recently read about a possible scam operation, whereby a company advises homeowners that to protect themselves — and their valuable home — they have to spend a lot of money to get a certified copy of their deed. We own our house and obviously want to protect this large investment. How do we determine which company is legitimate and which is not.

How To Deal With Collecting HOA Delinquencies

October 6th, 2015

There are few things more basic to a homeowners association than the fees it takes to keep the place running. When one or more owners default in the payment of fees, the impact is felt by all. And the longer the delinquency, the deeper the cut. It is a situation that many boards dread because of having to deal with neighbors.

Real Broker Supervision Is Needed

October 5th, 2015

Do California brokers generally exercise reasonable supervision over the activities of their salespeople? On the whole, I think not. Which is not to imply anything negative about most salespeople. I suspect that most — certainly not all — are competent in their craft and decent in their intentions. But I doubt that they are properly supervised.

Ontario May Demand Mandatory Energy Audits In Property Listings

October 5th, 2015

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) says the provincial government is moving forward with a plan that would require an energy audit to be part of every property listing.

4 Ways To Use the Internet To Spread the Word About Your Estate Sale

October 5th, 2015

You have spent hours organizing, cleaning and pricing your items for your estate sale, and you have chosen a date that is not on a holiday weekend. You have made some eye-catching signs to entice people to come by and shop, and you have told every family member and friend about your upcoming sale. Now, it’s time to harness the power of the Internet and get the word out about your estate sale online.

Unique Ways To Dress Up Your Kitchen Cabinets With Hardware

October 4th, 2015

Hardware is the jewelry of the kitchen. In a well-designed space, it can add an important finishing touch. In a space that needs a little help, it can provide some sparkle to help distract from worn or outdated features that may be more difficult to update. And, it’s an easy, inexpensive project you can do yourself.

Easy Architectural Details You Can Add To Your Home

October 4th, 2015

Newer homes, especially those geared toward first-time buyers, are often devoid of the level of architectural detail you would find in older or more expensive homes. If you’re not a fan of the big, boring box look, you can easily add in some detail to up the charm factor. And, many of these projects can be done yourself with minimal skill and money.

The Most Complete List of Marketing Tips and Ideas for Agents

October 1st, 2015

If you’re looking for a comprehensive resource of real estate marketing tips, our friends over at Point2 just put together a practical list of 75 Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents. Here are the highlights of the best tips to put into practice: