Saving Money on Winter Heating Bills

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Unless you do something to reduce your heating bills, rising energy costs are sure to make this an expensive winter. While you don’t want to have to suffer through a cold winter without any comfort in your home, breaking the bank shouldn’t be your only alternative. Here are some tips to saving money on winter […]

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How to Decorate Your Home for Winter

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, winter is great for seasonal decor. During the coldest season of the year, it helps to have brightened surroundings and a new sense of excitement in the home.  While many people avoid winter decor due to the cost or labor involved, there are a ton of options for bolstering […]

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Identifying a Good School

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You’re thinking of moving to a new town, and your kids are still in school. Do you want to risk moving before finding out that the school system is sub-par, or do your due diligence beforehand?  It can be difficult to identify what makes for a strong public or private school system, but these indicators […]

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Hosting a Stress-Free Housewarming Party

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What good is a stunning new home if nobody sees it? Throwing a housewarming party to show off your new digs is a great way to reconnect with old friends and break bread with new neighbors, but it can be stressful to many would-be hosts.  If you’re committed to hosting a housewarming party, here are […]

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Tips to Save for a House

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For most Americans, buying their primary residence is the largest purchase they’ll ever make. Most mortgages require you to put some money down, and that’s not the only thing you should save for: consider closing costs, property taxes, and ongoing repairs and maintenance. That’s a lot to take on! It makes sense to take a […]

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How to Pick a Safe Neighborhood

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Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime, so it’s important to choose the right neighborhood. Nothing affects the value and enjoyment of your home as much as the surrounding area. If your neighborhood is downright unsafe, your family may have difficulty selling the home without suffering […]

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How to Pick a Public Park

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The best public parks provide calm, escape, and a chance to recover with friends and family or by yourself. You can take a deep breath of clean air, read for hours, play wiffle ball, sit on a bench- you name it.  If you’ve moved to a new area and aren’t sure of which nearby parks […]

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Important Features of a Backyard Playground

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It’s no surprise that spending time outside provides a significant benefit to children. Countless studies have demonstrated the myriad boosts that outdoor time can provide to your child’s physical and mental health. The key, however, is to ensure your kids are able to do so in a safe way- including the playground.  Here are a […]

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Selling a House During Winter Holidays

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While winter isn’t the peak real estate season, winter home sales are becoming more common. It can be a challenge to sell during the season, but with some helpful strategies and expert tips, you can find a great buyer for your home any time of year. Motivated Buyers While more buyers are generally looking in […]

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Kitchen Upgrades to Avoid

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There’s a reason people say that the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you’re not a fan of cooking, it’s likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home office, and having a kitchen that’s functional and appealing is probably high on your priority […]

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How to Work With a Real Estate Agent

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As a real estate agent, I love working with people and helping them to achieve their goals. There’s truly nothing like taking part in the process that helps someone find the home of their dreams or make the sale they’ve wanted.  To ensure your experience with a real estate agent is as positive as mine […]

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Top Real Estate Tech Trends in 2020

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If there’s any sector that’s changing more rapidly than real estate, it’s technology. These two dynamic spaces are frequently shifting in focus and impact, and it can be tough to keep up with the changes.  If you’re involved in real estate, whether it’s as an investor, homeowner, or renter, you’ll want to know the disruptions […]

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Most Popular Home Styles

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With so many types of home styles, it can be challenging to narrow the list down to your favorite. It’s fascinating to see these styles change over time, with some making surprising comebacks and others fading into the distance. We can all learn something from each style, though, as house construction styles influencer each other […]

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Top Advantages to an Open Floor Plan

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Open floor plans are an increasingly popular choice for house plans, and for good reason- they offer many wonderful features, from increased natural light to the appearance of greater space.  Seamlessly blending your indoor space into an outdoor area creates a transitional living space that could work well for your home. Here are some of […]

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Real Estate Fun Facts

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The real estate industry is vast, constantly changing- and fascinating. Whether you live in a suburb of Philadelphia or deep in the Kathmandu Valley, every local industry has its own set of quirks and unique components. Here are some fun real estate facts: Just Enough Room There’s an island called “Just Enough Room” in Alexandria […]

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Top Reasons to Move to South Jersey

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When people outside of New Jersey think of our state, they may initially recall time spent at Newark Airport, or on the turnpike, or even en route to another state. South Jersey, however, is an often-neglected portion of the state that boasts many of the best features of the Garden State. It’s an area I’ve […]

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How Room Colors Affect Your Mood

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The colors of the rooms in your home are a reflection of your personality, and while most of us may not spend a ton of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Depending on one’s age, gender, ethnic background, and climate, color affects people in many ways. That’s why it’s so important […]

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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Carpeting

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Buying carpeting is not something many people do with frequency- in fact, most will only shop for it a few times in their lives, if that. As a result, many consumers don’t understand the process that goes into buying carpeting- and the common mistakes to be avoided. If you’re planning on buying carpeting, here are […]

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How to Determine Your Home’s Value

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Have you been wondering what your home is really worth? The short answer is easy: a house is worth whatever someone will pay for it. The long answer, however, depends on the market and whether you’re asking a lender, an agent, or a county tax assessor.  Knowing how to calculate your home’s value with the […]

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Fall Decor for 2019

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While apple picking, leaf-peeping, and hayrides are fun, sometimes the best part of fall is cozying up in the great indoors. From pumpkins, to plaid, to chunky knit blankets, this is where your autumn favorites have waited all year. From your front door to your living room, every room in your house deserves a fall […]

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Top Secrets of Home Contractors

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You just bought your first home, and you couldn’t be more excited. Settling into a new home is an amazing experience, and you’re probably thinking of all the changes you’d like to make.  Before jumping into any home improvement projects, however, there are a few secrets that home contractors wish you knew about: Permits Take […]

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Myths About Moving

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Thinking about moving? If you make the leap, you won’t be the only one doing it- once someone reaches the age of 18, they’re likely to move at least another 9 times in their remaining lifetime. Moving is a natural part of life, and one that many people dread.  If you follow some of the […]

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Common Questions About Attorney Review

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Almost all real estate transactions begin with the signing of a real estate contract, which is the most important document in the entire transaction. It’s for this reason that each party should go through the process of attorney review, in which a lawyer combs through the contract to make sure their party’s legal rights are […]

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Top Interior Design Styles Primer

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Whether you’re in the know or don’t have a clue as to what makes design movements differ from each other, it can be helpful to get a primer on what makes each distinct movement special. Styles are constantly changing, and keeping up-to-date on their unique components is a great way to find inspiration for your […]

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Top Features of a Profitable Rental Property

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Looking to purchase a residential rental property? The idea can be daunting for a first-time investor- real estate is a tough business, and the field is peppered with landmines that can cut your returns. Before getting started, you’ll want to make sure you understand what makes for a profitable property- and what doesn’t.  Here are […]

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How to Choose a Paint Color

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Depending on what you choose, the right interior paint colors can energize, revive, or relax your home. Cool colors like green and blue add a sense of calmness and balance, while paint colors in warmer shades like apricot, dark gray, or rich red will create coziness. With the thousands of shades and hues available, knowing […]

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