7 Ways to Bug Proof Your Yard

A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s how to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. #1 Install Patio Fans Mosquitos may have a tough sting, but they’re wimps when it comes…

3 Ideas for Outdoor Clutter

“That can go in the garage” is a common solution to just about anything outdoorsy that needs a home. Instead, think outside the garage. These ideas are great for decluttering your garage — and they’ll pay dividends when it comes time to sell. Because clutter never increases a home’s selling price. #1 Tuck Storage Under Your…

4 Crucial Questions You Need to Know

This is going to be an exciting year for real estate. But do your clients know that? Most likely, they’re seeing news headlines that are sending another message. The upcoming presidential election, a possible recession, and political tensions are all factors leading to confusion and hesitancy. It’s time to step up, be the teacher and…

Get Kids Rooms Decluttered in 2020

Whether you have one kid or eight, the odds are good their tiny rooms are filled to the brim with stuff, especially after the holiday season. And it’s easy to let that slide, as long as the kids are happy—after all, these aren’t exactly high-traffic spaces. But we’re here to exert some discipline: Your kids’ bedrooms shouldn’t…

Make an Offer Like a Boss

By: HouseLogic These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid. Ah, the offer! Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak “Contract” | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your Down Payment | Make an Earnest Money Deposit | Review Contingency Plans | Read the Fine Print | Make a Date to Settle |  Write a Fan Letter to the Seller |  Brace Yourself for a Counteroffer Cinematically speaking, this…

4 Ways to Get Money for Home Improvements

Taking on a home improvement project can increase your property’s value, address small issues before they become large problems, and make your house more livable. But while small projects may require only sweat equity (e.g., grabbing a hammer and scheduling out a few hours of your time), big changes typically require big bucks. Something like…