Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Porch

July 2nd, 2015

If you want to amp up your curb appeal before you go on the market or simply want to make guests feel more at home, adding a few special touches to your front porch can go a long way. It’s a way to show your personality and style before people even set foot in your house. And the best part is that it’s easy enough to make into a weekend project.

Finding the Best Mover

July 2nd, 2015

Moving to a new home can be an exciting journey. Yet, moving can also be very stressful, often seeming like one thing after another has to be done. By finding the right moving service, you can avoid most of the common moving headaches.

The Top Three Reasons Buyers Choose The Homes They Buy

July 1st, 2015

You may think buyers will love your home because of your extraordinary taste in home furnishings or the incredible job you did with your home addition. Nope, it’s not the d├ęcor or the vast add-on that gets them to commit, although they may help. There are three top reasons a buyer chooses to buy a home — price, condition, and location.

Millennial Homebuyers: From Limp to Standing at Attention

July 1st, 2015

Limp. Flat. Flaccid. That’s how millennial homebuying has been described over the last few years. But a new wave of young buyers has pumped some testosterone into a real estate market that needed it.

Ask the HOA Expert: Without Living Here, Can Individuals Remain On The Board?

June 30th, 2015

I am an owner in a rather small condominium complex. The board is made up of five individuals. We have now learned that two of the officers of the board, the president and vice-president, are planning to rent their units and live elsewhere, one of them to another state. My question is, without living here, can these individuals remain on the board?

When Is A Real Estate Commission Earned?

June 30th, 2015

A signed listing contract is a binding, legal document. You should read it carefully before it is signed. Most standard form listing agreements provide that the commission is earned when the broker presents a ready, willing and able purchaser to the seller and a real estate contract is entered into.

Become The Real Estate Agent of Choice For Prospective Homebuyers

June 30th, 2015

Being a convenient and efficient real estate agent is a critical part of staying competitive in the industry. If you want to win clients over, you need to make their experience easy and pleasant. The following tips will help you become the most convenient and reliable agent in your area.

Special Rules Apply When Tenant-Occupied Property Is For Sale

June 29th, 2015

Agents who have for-sale listings of tenant-occupied properties need to comply with the rules governing showings and notice of entry. California has some special — and somewhat surprising — rules in this regard, and it behooves California agents to become familiar with them.

Canadians Chip Away At Their Mortgages

June 29th, 2015

While household debt remains a concern, recent research shows that Canadian mortgage holders are well aware of their financial risks and are taking advantage of low interest rates to reduce their mortgages.

Great Ideas For The Dog That Rules The Roost

June 28th, 2015

If you’re getting ready to move, or even considering it, you might be worried about how to make your dog comfortable in your new home. Or perhaps you’d just like to make your place a little friendlier for your pooch. Either way, these products will help you become the best dog owner ever.