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Why a Granny Flat is a Smart Feature to Look for in a Home

Why a Granny Flat is a Smart Feature to Look for in a Home

A granny flat or an in-law suite is the most common name for a small dwelling located on the same property as (and perhaps attached to) a single-family home, where an aging family member or others can live with privacy and independence. Often referred to as accessory dwelling or multigenerational units, secondary suites or granny flats, […]

6 Reasons Why Selling a House in the Winter is a Great Idea

Selling a House in the Winter

Spring usually is the most popular time of year to sell a house, with lots of buyers looking to move into a new place before the school year begins. But if you’re selling a house in the winter, experts say you could reap a reward in extra cash. Here, Realtor.com reveals the top reasons why you […]

What Millennial Homebuyers Really Want

What Millennial Buyers Really Want

Not only are today’s millenial homebuyers seeking urban lifestyles that offer accessibility, walkability, and proximity to entertainment, but they also are technologically savvy. To cater to this group, developers are building more new properties in the middle of everything—complete with amenities that foster a sense of community and wellness—and also offering the kind of high-tech […]

6 Things You’ll Overhear at an Open House That Might Persuade You to Buy…or Run

6 Things You'll Overhear at an Open House

When attending an open house, it’s easy to get caught up in how you might decorate the bedrooms if the home were yours. Or maybe you’re wondering if there’s a fireplace to cozy up to on those crisp fall nights? While you do need to try and imagine yourself in the home and to determine […]

7 Habits of People with Excellent Credit Scores

7 Habits of People with Excellent Credit Scores

When it comes to getting a mortgage, credit scores are paramount. Generally, a score of 750 or higher is considered excellent. Want to raise your credit score? Start by taking the following steps advised by Kiplinger. Pay your bills on time The most influential factor in your credit score is your payment history, so it’s […]

3 Key Tips for Listing Your Home

3 Key Tips for Listing Your Home

Listing your home? Remember: Even in a seller’s market, houses still aren’t guaranteed to sell. Here, Forbes offers a few best practices that can keep a property from sitting on the market, or even worse, not selling at all. Price it just right Never overprice your home. Research properties in the area that have sold […]

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing

Once upon a time, the only student housing options for college students were dorms with shared baths and a communal lounge. Times have changed, however, with today’s on- and off-campus choices vastly improved. Among the trends you and your coed can expect to find: Amenities Resorts, luxe apartment rental and condo buildings, and upscale family […]

6 Signs That it’s Time to Move to a New Home

6 Signs That it’s Time to Move to a New Home

The average homeowner stays in a house 10 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. While many people’s reasons for selling their home are different, Realtor.com offers some tell-tale signs that can help you know when it’s time to begin packing or whether you should go the distance.   The seller’s market is booming […]

Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

Virtual Staging: An Innovative Way to Impress Buyers

Virtual staging is becoming more popular with home-sellers. But is it worth it, and how does it compare with traditional staging? According to the National Association of Realtors, 77 percent of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home, while as many as 38 percent of […]

Yard-Staging Projects That Will Help Sell Your Home

Yard-Staging Projects

First impressions matter—and when you’re selling your house, there’s nothing quite like the vision of a manicured yard to really wow potential buyers. Like staging the inside of your home, staging your yard takes time, effort and a little bit of money. But your hard work is sure to impress, and the payoff can be […]