Why Sellers Are Much Better Off Using a Real Estate Agent

Plenty of sellers believe they could potentially save themselves a few bucks by going it alone without the help of a real estate agent. Unfortunately, trying to sell a house without a real estate agent can actually cost sellers more money than the commission they might have saved.…

4 Cool Tech Products That Will Let You Control Your Home Through Your Smartphone

For a while, consumers have heard about the future of the tech-connected home. Everything from toaster ovens to security systems will connect to the cloud, providing information and automating processes. Imagine a future in which your refrigerator will automatically order milk when you run out.…

3 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Walls

As you’re decorating your house, you may spend an inordinate amount of time choosing furniture and area rugs, as well as painting your walls the latest popular colors. But as you look around your rooms, you’ll undoubtedly notice something’s missing, but you can’t quite put your finger on what that something is.…

Maximize Your Homeowner Tax Deductions Next Year

Many consumers tend to wait until the last minute to file their taxes. In the rush of meeting the deadline, some deductions may get missed, including homeowner tax deductions. If you missed out on maxing out your tax deductions this year, you can start planing now to take advantage of these savings before next year’s tax deadline.…

Awesome Kitchen Backsplashes That Fit Your Budget

You’ve installed your cabinets, countertops, and appliances in your newly remodeled kitchen. To round things off and add an dash of ‘oomph’ to your kitchen, install a custom DIY backsplash.

When it comes to this area above the countertops, there are a variety of methods and ideas you can employ, all of which are affordable and easy to install.…

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.…