Moving with pets

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Moving with a furry friend to a new home? When trying to make the move as stress-free as possible for your pets, experts agree: Try as much as humanly possible to maintain a sense of...
Outdoor Living

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Ah, the joys of the outdoors. Fresh air, sunshine, the melodies of songbirds … and a whole lot of conscientious yard maintenance to go with them. Design a gathering place. Even if you don’t have a...
We've made an offer, now what?

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So you’ve made an offer on a house you really like. You’re confident, you feel good. So now what? Write the letter. Buying a home is an emotional experience—almost as emotional as...
Does a big yard really matter?

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It seems like an intrinsic part of the suburban American dream: the two-story house surrounded by a sprawling green lawn with nary a weed to be seen. But do you really need that? Well, no—nobody needs a...
Does a Pool add value to your home?

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It seems like a no-brainer—add a pool, add value to your home. Who doesn’t like a pool? Well, that all depends. What seems like a hot-weather Godsend to some people looks like a liability to...
Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Living Space

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Nothing adds to your home’s living space than a beautiful outdoor area—a deck or patio that makes summer nights the place to be for your family and friends. Stone is stellar. One look that...
Determining Home-buying Costs

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The list of costs for the typical buyer is longer than many realize, especially first-timers. Here are some major costs you must consider at the outset: Mortgage fees and closing costs: Interest rates...
Tips on Decluttering

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One way to put your house at the top of buyers’ wish lists is to stage it so that everything they see makes them feel at home without making it look like you live there. And perhaps the most important...
Top Things That Entice Great Offers

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Because your home is probably the biggest asset you own, you want the very best offer possible when you put it on the market. And while nothing can guarantee it, you can do a few things to entice the kind of...