Will a guest house be a beneficial part of your property?

If you're interested in adding a guest house to your property, you can first assess the resources already available to you. You might be able to convert an existing garage or garden shed to living space, and this option is usually easier and more...

Keeping skunks away from your home

Skunks aren't aggressive animals. But you may still want to take steps to make your property less attractive to them, or to remove any skunk families that have made their home nearby.

Making repairs to collapsed wooden fencing

If your fence has been a victim of a recent storm, you'll likely be able to repair it without too much trouble. You can also assess your fence ahead of any nasty weather to complete some preventative maintenance.

Prepare for security issues when hosting an open house

When you promote an open house, you're essentially letting people know that anyone who wants to can go inside your home on a certain date. What's more, you're actively encouraging people to peek into your closets and cabinets, and you won't be there...

Echinacea adds an easy-to-grow splash of color to the garden

Also referred to as coneflowers, echinacea are popular as easily managed plants that bring vibrant color to any garden plot. The name for echinacea derives from the Greek word "echinos" referring to a hedgehog or sea urchin.

Will your home benefit from an investment in art?

Choosing artwork for the home can be an overwhelming process. There are plenty of options to choose from, and you'll want to make sure that any pieces complement your home's furniture, décor, or themes. Artwork can also be a considerable...

Should you let the buyers move in before closing?

Sellers should be extremely cautious about allowing a buyer to take early possession of a home, since a number of things can go wrong with the arrangement.

Property Transactions May 17, 2019

Property Transactions May 17, 2019

Survey: Millennials able to rely more on savings for down payments on homes

More millennials are able to save up for a down payment on a home by taking money directly out of a paycheck while fewer buyers from this generation are using alternate sources of funding, according to a recent survey by the real estate company...

Pending home sales see spring boost in March

The rate of pending home sales in the United States saw a sizable boost in March, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, it was also also down on an annual basis for the 15th consecutive month.

Seller profits, homeownership tenure dip slightly in Q1 2019

People selling their home at the start of the year had typically been living in the residence for less time and sold for a lower profit than sellers in the last quarter of 2018, according to the real estate analytics company ATTOM Data Solutions.

Phlox brings versatile, vibrant wildflowers to your garden

Tulips and dandelions are some of the most popular choices among gardeners for flowers that make an early spring appearance. But colorful blooms of creeping phlox, spilling over retaining walls or boundaries, are also a common sight.

Buying sentiment softens in latest Fannie Mae monthly survey

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market and economy remained steady in April, according to the latest monthly survey from Fannie Mae. However, Americans were less likely to consider it a favorable time to purchase a home.

Homeownership in America

As Realtors®, we are in the business of giving people a place to start from – no matter where they come from and no matter what their background.

Property Transactions May 10, 2019

Property Transactions May 10, 2019

Should you get rid of the diving board?

While a diving board can add to the enjoyment of the pool, it can also result in considerably higher insurance costs.


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