What is Escrow?

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When buying a home, you’ll probably hear your lender or real estate agent use the word escrow. The term escrow can describe a few different functions, from the time your offer is accepted to the day you close on your home — and even after you become a homeowner with a mortgage. There are essentially […]

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The Best and Worst of Open Concept Spaces

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“Open concept” is a term that describes homes where the living and kitchen spaces are interconnected. It’s been the standard in new builds for many years, but it hasn’t always been the choice. A lot of older homes have separate kitchens and living or family rooms. If you’re looking for a new house, you may […]

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Incorporating Metal Into Your Decor

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Metal accents, furniture, cabinets, decor and more are all trendy right now. Metal can incorporate an industrial look and blend well with woods to complete a style. So how is metal being used in homes right now? Here are a few ideas of how to use metal accents in your home: Metal cabinets You might […]

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Small Backyard Landscaping Ideas

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Is your backyard space limited but your imagination unlimited? You’re in luck. There are some amazing small backyard landscaping ideas to be found that will get your creative juices flowing. Before you know it, your little plot of land can feel like a real backyard oasis. Whether you want space to entertain friends or value […]

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Trendy Bathroom Design Concepts

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Your bathroom should be a relaxing oasis. You want it to be a place where you can spend your time getting ready with access to all the most important things. It’s a place to relax in the shower or tub. But most of all, it should look fabulous. Here are four top design trends for […]

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Emerging Design Trends for This Year

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In a year where normal has not quite been restored yet, our homes are still as important as ever. A place to work, rest and play—often at the same time—the continued pause on international travel combined with eye-watering real estate prices means there’s never been more interest on the home. Natural, earthy finishes and saturated […]

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Tips For Selling Your Already-Emptied Home

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Most people that try to sell their homes are still living there. But what if you’ve already moved out? It may not seem like a difficult task, but there’s so much that goes into home maintenance that requires someone living there to ensure it’s in tip-top shape for prospective buyers. If you’re in the process […]

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Indoor And Outdoor Home Decor Trends in 2021

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The past year saw a surge in home remodels and updates as homeowners reimagined the spaces they were suddenly spending much more time in. More than half of homeowners invested more in home-related purchases in 2020 compared to the prior year. That rush to renovate is continuing this year. If you’re planning to revamp your […]

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Navigating a Sellers Market as a Buyer

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Navigating the home-buying process can be difficult in the best of times, but it can be especially stressful when you’ve planned and saved, only to see your favorite homes snatched up before you can even make an offer.  In the current landscape, there simply are more buyers than sellers, and homes are moving quickly — […]

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5 Steps to Take Before You Start Grilling

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Summer means grilling, and grilling means brushing up on your outdoor cooking skills. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this grilling season. The tips below will get you started, but there are a lot of grill designs out there. Consult your grill’s manual for specifics about heating, cleaning and maintenance […]

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Fascinating Real Estate Facts

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Real estate is well known as a fascinating industry, full of odd quirks, bizarre trends, and unheard-of stories. This applies not just to the residential real estate market, but to rare houses, case studies of celebrities’ homes, property history, and more.  Want to learn more about real estate? Here are some of the most interesting […]

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South Philly Neighborhoods Attracting Homebuyers

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South Philadelphia is home to many historic neighborhoods, where storied houses reside next to new construction properties awaiting Philadelphians looking to get a taste of life south of Center City. What originally started as Lenape land purchased by William Penn eventually grew into one of the largest shipping commerce centers in the world, and in […]

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How to Buy in a Competitive Market

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The first thing buyers should know is that they’re entering a seller’s market. This means you’re not likely to cut a deal or get discounts—sometimes even if the home needs major repairs. That’s because supply is severely lagging demand. It’s crucial to sharpen your home-buying tools if you want to compete successfully. Here are the […]

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Trendy Foyer Decor Ideas

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Foyers are typically spaces you consider when you’re regularly having company over—so yours probably hasn’t gotten much love lately. But with COVID-19 vaccines rolling out and cities loosening restrictions, your entryway may be seeing more action in the near future. Is it worthy of welcoming guests? If not, here are some ideas on how you […]

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How to Stay Productive Working From Home

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Whether you’ve been working from home for years or just since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain strategies you can implement to keep you motivated and productive throughout your work week at home. Some people had a home office set up before COVID hit, but few likely had to work as extensively […]

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The Most Common Springtime Plumbing Issues

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Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early […]

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Should I Buy a Starter Home?

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When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common for them to buy a starter home — a modest, small dwelling. As their families grew and their careers advanced, many moved into bigger or better homes. Today, the ability to work remotely has opened up more options and opportunities for home ownership […]

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The Best Carpet Stain Removal Tips

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It’s inevitable that carpeting in your home can become stained any time. Therefore, savvy homeowners should be equipped with proven and tested techniques to remove carpet stains. Here are the best carpet stain removal tips, including the products and formula on how to make a homemade solutions. Use Baking Soda To freshen up your carpet, […]

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Spring Cleaning Deep Dive

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Spring cleaning, in its many forms, has been a practice around the globe for hundreds of years. And there’s no better time than the beginning weeks of Spring to give your home a refresh. Take this time to focus on the areas and spaces often overlooked and/or forgotten and bring new life and energy to […]

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