Staging a Bathroom to Sell: A Complete Guide

When staging a house for sale, it can be easy to focus on big projects such as updating your landscaping, dusting your home, or repainting chipped walls. Oftentimes, this can lead home sellers to neglect focusing on important rooms that tend to increase your home’s value – such as the bathroom.  Bathrooms are a space

By |2021-10-21T09:51:39-07:00October 20th, 2021|MarketWatch|

Painting Brick: To Paint or Not To Paint Your Home

There are lots of mixed opinions when it comes to painting brick homes. Some homeowners love the idea of sprucing up their classic brick house with a fresh coat of paint, while others wince at the thought of covering up the original brick. So if you are deciding whether or not to paint your brick

By |2021-10-21T09:51:39-07:00October 20th, 2021|MarketWatch|

Renovating A House Checklist: Where to Start

Home renovations provide homeowners with the opportunity to take their house and turn it into a home they’ve always dreamed of – all while increasing the home value.  And, with the change of seasons, maybe you’ve decided it’s time for something new. Whether you recently purchased an older home, or have been living in the

By |2021-10-13T10:07:03-07:00October 13th, 2021|MarketWatch|

Risk Rating 2.0: What to Know About FEMA’s New Flood Insurance System

For the past 50 years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has used the same flood risk methodology for calculating insurance premiums. The previous methodology, introduced as part of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, calculated homeowner’s risk by analyzing what flood zone their home is in using FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Map. But

By |2021-10-07T09:57:14-07:00October 6th, 2021|MarketWatch|

How to Stage a House: A Room by Room Guide

If you’re planning to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering how to get the most money for your home. That’s where staging comes in. Home staging is a proven way to get more buyers interested and help you meet or exceed your asking price. So what exactly is home staging, what’s the

By |2021-10-06T09:51:55-07:00October 5th, 2021|MarketWatch|

How to Achieve the Cottagecore Aesthetic: 4 Tips to Follow

If you spend any time on the internet, you may have seen photos of quaint, ivy-covered homes surrounded by a field of wildflowers in the middle of the countryside. You might also be noticing people redecorating their homes to have green themed kitchens and living rooms filled with floral furniture. Suddenly, your grandmother’s house looks

By |2021-10-05T09:53:35-07:00October 4th, 2021|MarketWatch|

What Is a Co-Op? The Pros and Cons of Housing Cooperatives

Investing in a housing cooperative can be a rewarding alternative to the traditional homebuying process. But buying a co-op comes with particular considerations and consequences.  This article will review the pros and cons of investing in a co-op so you can make an informed decision. Is a co-op right for you? Let’s find out.  What

By |2021-10-02T09:58:57-07:00October 1st, 2021|MarketWatch|

The American Colonial Style House

September 30, 2021 September 30, 2021 by Hannah Tan There are many popular home styles in the United States – contemporary, ranch, bungalow, English Tudor, Victorian, and log homes, to name a few. But no style has stood the test of time as the colonial house. With its defining symmetrical features and enduring curb appeal,

By |2021-10-01T09:51:44-07:00September 30th, 2021|MarketWatch|

How Wildfire and Smoke Damage Affect Your Home: What You Need to Know

Natural and environmental hazards driven by climate change are becoming key considerations for today’s homebuyers.  Each year, wildfires burn millions of acres across the U.S. and cause severe damage to buildings, homes, and communities. Few homeowners can imagine the devastation that a wildfire could inflict on their property, but it’s possible to minimize losses when

By |2021-10-01T09:51:47-07:00September 30th, 2021|MarketWatch|
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