“Does it Come With The House?”

Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your agent mention them as features of your house. 1. Basketball hoop – This can be great for families with young

5 Things to Know About VA Loans and Housing Programs

By Stephanie Visscher As part of its mission to serve the nation’s military members, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides several housing benefits to service members and their families, including assistance with home loans. If you or someone close to you has a military affiliation, it’s a good idea to know about the resources

4 Tips for a Great Home Theater

Creating a home media center means you’ll never have to put up with the annoying guy at the theater who talks through the whole movie (unless, of course, you’re married to him). Here are a few tips to get you started. Think about acoustics Choose a room with limited windows and doors to seal in

Transform Your Bedroom for a Great Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle to some catch shut-eye? Beyond counting sheep or working your way through “War and Peace,” here are some things you can try to encourage zzzz’s. 1. Skip the bold wall colorsSoft, muted colors on the walls and floors help create a relaxing environment in your bedroom. Keep the bold carpets and wild

11 Halloween Candy Alternatives

Perhaps you’re not feeling candy this year. Maybe you’ve experienced the wrath of an over-sugared six-year-old (or their parents). Maybe you can’t trust yourself to sit for hours by the front door with a massive quantity of chocolate without eating most of it yourself. Or maybe you’re a dentist. Don’t worry, there are plenty of

September Home Sales Increase, Rounding Out Peak Selling Season

September home sales rose 8.1% year-over-year – the largest year-over-year increase since November 2016, according to data in this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report. While inventory remains constricted, this news was especially welcome from buyers and sellers alike as September 2018 numbers painted a different story, with a substantial drop in home sales, the previous

DIY Pumpkin Carving and Decorating

Fall comes with many traditions: football, apple cider, pies, festivals – and, of course, venturing to a pumpkin patch! If you are looking to carve or decorate a pumpkin this fall, here are some ideas to get you started. 1. Use a cookie cutter to create a pattern. Place the cookie cutter on the pumpkin,

5 Winning Tips for Writing an Offer Letter

In some hot housing markets, including a letter with your formal offer to buy a home is all but required. Unfortunately, Hallmark doesn’t make a card for the occasion (yet). Here are a few tips: 1. Get emotional. Take advantage of this opportunity to sail beyond the facts and figures to convey a personal connection

Change the Life of a Shelter Dog This October

You can become a dog’s superhero this month – October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! You have the power to change the life of a shelter dog by welcoming a new fur-baby into the family. The American Humane Society first established October as the national puppy-loving month to help more than 7 million animals currently in shelters