Buying in 2018? 7 Steps to Take Now

Posted by November 8th, 2017

Guest post by Laura Agadoni | Oct 30, 2017 8:56AM | TRULIA’S BLOG \ REAL ESTATE 101 Now is the time to get things in order for a home search next year. If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2018, November and December are the perfect time to “warm up” for the house hunt so you can hit the […]


Shed Some [LED] Light in Your Home!

Posted by January 13th, 2017

New home LED lighting has been all the rage! The lighting in a room can really change the look and feel. From unique fixtures to the actual glow a light produces is one way to create an inviting living space. We have partnered with Jenny Holt of LED Wired to explain why this is the way […]


Front Porch Styling Ideas: Comfort Meets Curb Appeal

Posted by September 19th, 2016

Whether you want to showcase the beauty of your home in the hopes of selling your property, or you just want to enjoy a more aesthetically attractive home, there are a variety of options for kicking up the curb appeal. A comfortable and inviting exterior can be a real boon for not only increasing a […]


Landscape Design Tips for Beginners

Posted by June 22nd, 2016

Whether you are refreshing your backyard or building your garden from scratch, you will be overwhelmed by the variety of options out there. Although no degree in horticulture or landscaping is required to create a stunning outdoor space, there are some basic principles that need to be followed. Luckily, planning a garden doesn’t differ much […]


6 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

Posted by May 16th, 2016 curb appeal landscaping

The grass can always be greener on your side of the fence. By adding curb appeal you can make the most of your home’s appearance, giving it that final touch you can take pride in.  Here are six ideas to help you get started: 1. GLAM UP YOUR HOUSE NUMBERS Upscale, decorative house numbers or […]


Fall Cleaning Guide For Your Home

Posted by November 10th, 2015

Leaves have begun to change, the crisp morning air takes your breath away and the pumpkin spice craze is in full force which only means it is fall.  Don’t wait until “Spring Cleaning”  to do a deep clean of your home, fall is the perfect time as well. Sometimes the thought of a deep clean of […]


How to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Posted by December 2nd, 2014 how to prepare your home to sell - curb appeal

Toss the junk! Wash the floors! Hide your anime collection!  So you’ve found the ideal neighborhood and Robert Thomas’ new home floor plan, but first you must sell your existing home. You’ve probably heard stories from others on how their home sold in a week, or even better a day of being listed.  Well, this doesn’t […]


Single Women Homeownership

Posted by May 29th, 2014

According to the National Association of Realtors, women are more likely to live alone and own their own home opposed to their male counterparts.  Nearly 20% of homebuyers are single women of all ages, opposed to just 10% being single males.  These numbers have been steadily increasing since the mid-1990s and only dropping some during […]


Preventing Conflict With Your Neighbors

Posted by April 9th, 2014

Unless you live out in a rural area or in the woods, chances are you’re going to have to deal with one or many neighbors.  Some people are fortunate to get respectful, friendly neighbors while others are not so lucky.  Below are a few tips in dealing with neighbors in every step of the process. […]


Improving and Maintaining Your Credit Score

Posted by March 6th, 2014

Today’s post comes from Lucas Kanavati, a Senior Mortgage Consultant at Tradition Mortgage, one of Minnesota’s most respected mortgage banking firms.  Before we begin, as always, do your own homework and speak with other trusted professionals about your credit score.    When applying for a new home loan, credit history has a big impact.  Whether […]