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How Older Homes Beat New Homes

For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend — homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Find out why…FULL STORY ->

8 HOA Manager Myths

Homeowner associations hire managers for two basic reasons: to carry out board policies and to manage the homeowner association’s business affairs. Sometimes, however, the manager’s role is misunderstood which could bring the manager into conflict with the board or members. FULL STORY ->

In Real Estate, A Sibling Rivalry and No One Wins

Mom died a year ago, leaving the family home in Maryland to me and my brother. I live in the house and would like to stay there, but my brother — who lives in California — wants to sell it and take his half of the sales proceeds. While we generally are on good terms, my brother is now threatening to hire a lawyer to assist him. What can I do?FULL STORY ->

Quebec Study Says Intergenerational Homes Sell For More

The concept of intergenerational housing, where seniors live in a separate suite connected to their children’s home, has yet to take off in a big way. That may be about to change as Canada’s senior population doubles by 2036. FULL STORY ->

A Six Step Media Room Tune-Up

Most households have a room where the main activity is watching television. We’re well beyond needing simply an electrical outlet and a pair of rabbit ears to entertain ourselves at home — now, game consoles, cables, satellites, computer networks, streaming systems and stereo components can all communicate with your televisionFULL STORY ->

Creating a Modern Master Bedroom

When you picture a contemporary bedroom, you most likely think of pale woods, plenty of white sheets and lots of monochrome. However, being contemporary doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice charisma or personality. Here are four ways to express yourself in a modern master.FULL STORY ->

The Legal Essentials Associated With Being a Landlord

Many property owners today are unaware of the sensitive legal issues in the landlord-tenant relationship. Being ignorant of the law does not relieve you of your culpability, so educating yourself on the essential legal requirements of being a landlord is the first step to protecting your property, your investments and your financial futureFULL STORY ->

Stage Your Home, Including The Garage, To Sell

If you were going on an important job interview, you’d dress to impress. That’s exactly what you want to do with your home too–dress or, rather, stage to impress and sell! FULL STORY ->

The Mean Girl Next Door

Mean Girls. Funny movie, terrible reality. What do you do when the mean girl lives next door? Here are some tips to enduring, overcoming and shutting her down. FULL STORY ->

Boost Your Mood by Bringing Nature into Your Home

Flowers boost our moods and can help reduce stress.This might be why information resource About Flowers found that 27 percent of people purchasing flowers are doing so for themselves. To see what all the hype is about, start with some easy ways to surround yourself with fresh blooms, plants and nature. Here’s a round-up of simple and cost-effective ways to bring more nature into your homeFULL STORY ->


Buyers’ Advice: Hire Your Own Professional

Approximately 85 percent of home sellers use a real estate professional to sell their homes. But did you know that buyers who are represented are also more likely to have a successful transaction? FULL STORY ->

Should You Consider Owner Financing?

Owner financing could be the answer for many. If the parties protect themselves by adhering to state regulations and use reputable sources to help navigate the transaction safely, including their real estate professionals and attorneys, it could be the ideal alternative to bank financing. FULL STORY ->

Landlords Need To Take Measures Against Foreseeable Harm

Landlords have duties to tenants beyond that of providing habitable premises with working heating and plumbing systems, roofs that don’t leak, etc. They also must take reasonable measures to protect tenants from foreseeable harm that might result from conditions on the premises. Such harm includes possible criminal acts FULL STORY ->

9 Success Tips For Your Statement Door Make-over

Which change to the street face of your home can dramatically up its value while expressing your delight as a homeowner? PJ Wade shares 9 Success Tips for your statement entry door make-over.FULL STORY ->

Hacking The RAST: $35 And a Million Ways To Make It Your Own

Everyone loves a bargain. And at a mere $35, IKEA’s famous RAST three-drawer chest is most certainly that. It’s also practical, functional, great for storage in practically any space, made of actual wood, and, best of all, easy to transform to match nearly any style of décor.FULL STORY ->

Going Exotic: Countertops With Personality

Granite, quartz, marble, concrete – there are so many relatively standard options for countertops. But what if you want something a little different? FULL STORY ->

Revitalize Your Home Office

Feeling overwhelmed as you try to get office work done at home? In as little as a few hours, your cluttered home office space can become an efficient machine, capable of maximizing your productivity, and ensuring better time management.FULL STORY ->

Education Thwarting Homeownership For Younger Households

A new study reveals the impact of student college loan debt on the housing market. According to the report by John Burns Consulting, an Irvine, California-based firm, 414,000 homes sales won’t happen because of high levels of student debt and the monthly-payback burden. FULL STORY ->

Mortgages Easier to Get for Wealthy Homebuyers

Deep-pocketed homebuyers are paying lower average rates on jumbo mortgages and lenders are requiring smaller down payments and waiving mortgage insurance to make the loans even easier for the wealthy to get. FULL STORY ->

8 Reasons To Divorce Your House

You’ve been loyal. You’ve been true. You’ve given it all you have. But now, the house you have committed yourself to just isn’t doing it for you anymore. Perhaps it’s time to throw in the towel. Give it the old heave-ho. Call it quits. A home’s job is to support those who live there, not enslave them. When where you live weighs you down like a boulder, it’s time to roll that stone FULL STORY ->

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