Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

  • Top 6 Websites for Researching a City

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a house can be an intimidating process. Buying a house and moving to a new city can be even more stressful. Thankfully, there is so much information available online, you can now learn all about your new home before... 

  • Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

    BY Lisa Duke

    Now that the holidays are over, are you looking around your home wondering how you’ll ever clear it of clutter? It can be a daunting task, to say the least. And while some organizing experts say it can take weeks or months... 

  • How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    BY Lisa Duke

    When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s... 

  • 2018 Housing Trends

    BY Lisa Duke

    Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to look ahead at what the year may bring for the real estate market. Though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, housing experts and economic forecasters can make educated... 

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

    BY Lisa Duke

    The New Year brings a fresh start and the opportunity to set goals and intentions for the coming months. If you’re going to be buying or selling a home in 2018, now is the time to strategize. Here are some New Year’s... 

  • Will Hygge Sell Your Home?

    BY Lisa Duke

    Have you heard about hygge? It’s the Danish concept of creating warmth and enjoying everyday life, and it’s been a huge trend in home design this year. It’s especially popular during the cold, winter months where a... 

  • Holiday Staging Tips

    BY Lisa Duke

    Selling your home during the holidays can present a dilemma. Should you deck the halls? Or should you leave the wreaths, lights and nutcrackers for next year? On one hand, it might not feel like the holiday season if you... 

  • Should You List in Winter?

    BY Lisa Duke

    The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer... 

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind... 

  • Smells That Sell

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your home’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your home in shape to sell,...