5 Tips For Winter Deep Clean

5 Tips for Winter Cleaning Your Home By MONEY CRASHERS at US News and World Report   Many of us start feeling that urge to deep clean our homes once spring rolls around. In fact, the "Spring Cleaning" ritual is practically hard-wired into most homeowners' minds. But think about this...why spend so much time cleaning right when the weather turns nice? Why not do it now, when we're stuck indoors anyway? Snow and rock salt is tracked inside every day from your kids and family, the … [Read more...]

13 Tips to Sell Your Home During Winter

What makes selling a home more stressful? Selling it in the middle of winter. The lawn is brown, the weather is usually bad and, unlike the longer days of summer, you have less time to show it off during daylight hours. But not everyone has the luxury of waiting until the traditional spring or summer home-buying season to plant that "for sale" sign. And while it's true that in most areas you'll probably have fewer buyers during the winter, you will have less competition from other … [Read more...]

Warren Buffett shares 5 of his top Real Estate tips

Looking for some wisdom on the best approach to owning a home? Here's a sampling of 5 real estate tips from Warren Buffett, right, the third richest human being on the planet. 1. The Basic Premise of Home Ownership -- That Homes Increase In Value Over Time -- Is Sound Last spring, the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission called Buffett in for an interview. He was asked to explain some of his bubble-era investment decisions, as well as to give his take on what in the heck had … [Read more...]

Declutter Your Home Before Selling

From Zillow.com DATE:SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 | AUTHOR:ROSLYN ASHFORD Earlier this summer, we were contacted by a real estate agent to manage the decluttering and staging of a home. The seller, while vacationing out of town for a month, had decided to build a home down South and wanted to put her Maryland home on the market while she was out of town. This was the first time my team had decluttered a home without the homeowners present, but we were able tackle it in three hours flat. We found … [Read more...]

12 top real estate tips for 2012

By Steve McLinden • Bankrate.com To buy or sell in 2012, what with Armageddon coming and all? Absent any ancient Mayan wisdom on real estate strategies, let's just hope the real cataclysmic event in the real estate market already has passed, even if the rubble from the bubble remains. A stubborn overstock of households with loans higher than their value will continue to restrain prices and create some major obstacles for sellers in 2012, a year that's shaping up to be another homebuyer's … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for the Big Move This Summer

DATE:JULY 9, 2012 | AUTHOR:SPAREFOOT |   Moving can be stressful, especially if you wait until the last minute to plan. It’s important to hire professional movers or enlist the help of your family and friends well ahead of time. By using a self-storage finder, you can locate a reliable and affordable self-storage facility in your area. Again, to reiterate, it’s important to do all these things well in advance. Be sure to check the weather forecast for your move-in day. … [Read more...]

Top 10 home improvement myths

  So you have decided to tackle a home improvement project, but like a mosquito buzzing in your ear a question lingers - Are you making the right choices when it comes to investing time and effort into improving your home? It's a valid concern because not all home improvements are created equal. To separate fact from fiction let's take a look at the top 10 home improvement myths: Any remodeling project will add value to your home Not true - while many remodeling projects will … [Read more...]

Wacky Tips to Sell Your Home

Barbara Corcoran details some wacky tips along with some more traditional techniques to get your home sold in this buyer's market. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

How Outdoor Space Can Help Sell Your Home

AUTHOR:BRENDON DESIMONE at Zillow   Humorist Fran Lebowitz once wrote, "The outdoors is what you have to go through to get from the apartment into the taxi." But she’s an exception. When considering a new property, nearly every home buyer considers the outdoors in some way as a requirement for a property they’re considering. If the buyer is looking for a home in the suburbs, they want to know about the size of the lot, access to the yard, whether or not there’s a pool, or the … [Read more...]

How to Stage Your Home

Here's a short video feature with some awesome tips and visuals on how to stage your home.  Provided by our friends at Coldwell Banker … [Read more...]

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