Is it weird that I want to visit some of these? I've been in some scary houses but nothing like these! I seriously want to go visit the Winchester Mystery House. Check out these homes that act like it's Halloween all year long!
Are smart thermostats....smart? There are a variety of factors to consider but for a short answer I'd say "Yes". Some models might be a tad daunting for the technologically challenged but for the most part they are easy to operate and have good instructions, will pay for themselves in a year or two [...]
"Assessed Value"...does it have any value? Does what your local jurisdiction thinks of your properties value have any relevance to buying or selling a home? The short answer: No. Remember that real estate assessments are a funding tool and not really much more and one of two components that make up your tax bill [...]
12 Ways You May Be Wasting Closet Space Where the heck will we keep it? Storage for condo's, TH's and especially older detached homes is typically at a premium. But all is not lost. Here's a great article about how you can create more space for the things you already have or for [...]
How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score Enough to Buy a Home? My credit score is what??!!! Credit scores are so important for so many things these days beyond just your mortgage that it behooves one to make sure it's always in the best shape possible. You can generally get [...]
We move into the final part of our series on potential housing solutions. We've already mined the positives and negatives of buying new and moving up/down into a resale so it's time to address doing additions. Sometimes we just need to blow out a kitchen, or add a sun room to the existing [...]
As We Enter the 4th Quarter As the season starts to change It is hard to believe we are entering the 4th Quarter of 2019 already. It will be interesting to see what the vision of the real estate market will be in 2020. Right now, the market is very dynamic and hyper [...]
In my continuing series on housing options we move on from the new construction realm to the re-sale universe! When I started putting together the list I was reminded that there are a lot of good reasons to buy re-sale. 1) Re-sale homes are less expensive than new construction. You will typically find, depending on the location price [...]