Protect Your Identity During an Open House

Open houses are popular marketing tactics for real estate agents. Not only can they help get your home noticed, but they also offer agents a chance to network with other buyers and sellers that might be on the market. Unfortunately, open houses are also an intrusion. They allow strangers into your home — typically [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:15:07-05:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , , , |

5 Real Estate Scams That Buyers, Sellers and Renters Need to Watch Out for

The real estate industry is rife with scam artists, and millions of homebuyers, sellers, and owners fall victim every year. (Heck, I was almost one of them!) The truth is, the more that real estate and its processes go digital, the more at risk our data, information and, most importantly, finances are as we go [...]

By |2019-07-01T18:26:57-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Financial|Tags: , |

First-time Homebuyers, Here’s How to Host a Killer Dinner Party in Your New House

You’ve closed on your first house, moved in, put together all that IKEA furniture, and finally unpacked your boxes. Naturally, a housewarming party is next on your list. But if you’ve only ever lived in small, cramped apartments, you may have never had the chance (or the space) to throw a dinner party for [...]

By |2019-08-27T00:11:35-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , , |

First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

Working with a great real estate agent, getting pre-approved for your mortgage, and organizing your financial documentation early are all important — and well-known — steps for first-time homebuyers. But there’s also a lesser-known must-do for first-timers that’s not as highly publicized: seeing your potential home at all hours. You see, touring a property [...]

By |2019-08-26T23:07:50-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |

How to Clean Your Gutters and Why It’s So Important

Routing water away from your home is incredibly important. Gutters play a critical role in managing water and keeping it from ruining roofing, the exterior of your home, and ultimately flooding your basement. Clogged gutters in winter can actually detach from your home due to the weight of the ice, causing considerable damage. Needless [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:21:52-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

The Ultimate Childproofing Checklist

Whether you’ve got a little one on the way or your once immobile babe is now rolling, crawling, or taking her first steps, there’s no wrong time to start childproofing. The important thing is that you’re thorough about it. A modern home presents tons of hazards for little kids — especially ones looking to [...]

By |2019-10-04T01:23:22-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , |