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Why Celebrity Homes Are So Hard to Sell

From the mansions of Beverly Hills and Nashville to the brownstones of New York City, celebrity homes regularly hit the market. They then stay on the market for months. Sometimes even years. While it may seem that people would be lining up around the block to purchase Ben Stiller’s Hollywood Hills home or Barry Manilow’s beachfront mansion, the truth is, these homes often fall into a niche that keeps them from selling.…

Fix-and-Flip, or Complete Tear Down? How to Tell the Difference

We’ve all seen those programs on TV showing investors buying shabby homes, fixing them up a little, then flipping them for a big profit. The truth is, you can realistically do the same thing yourself, as long as you’re willing to invest a little time, sweat and equity.…

4 Past Design Trends That Will Give Your Home Extra Charm

While today’s design trends are extremely appealing, homeowners can sometimes long for something extra. Garden tubs, tile showers, and stainless steel appliances in open-plan homes are all eye pleasing, but what sets one home apart from the next?…

6 Ways to Stage Your Home on a Tight Budget

Staging your home is a must when selling. Properly prepping a house for the market will not only help to sell the place faster, but also for more money. While there are a few different aspects to home staging, the foundation of it all is simple: attract as many buyers as possible.…

3 Small Changes That Can Add Extra Storage to Your Back Yard

Storage always poses a challenge for homeowners, who often must cram all of their extra items into attics and small storage closets. Storing lawn care items proves even more challenging, since gasoline-bearing items like mowers and weed eaters can’t be stored in indoor locations.…

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