The pandemic has had one unexpected result: a huge increase in home projects. From complete remodels to deferred maintenance projects, and everything in between, homeowners have taken advantage of their time at home by improving their property. Unfortunately, not all projects went as planned. ... » Learn More about Beware the DIY Failure
If you’re planning to sell your home, you’re busy decluttering, organizing, and updating the inside to make it picture perfect. But buyers first see the front of the house so you’ll want to make a good first impression there, too. A front yard that is neatly landscaped and welcoming will attract ... » Learn More about How Important is Landscaping?
Whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, many people consider moving from a larger home to a smaller home at some point in their lives. And when you’re moving into a smaller space you might be wondering what you should do with all you’ve collected over the years. If you’re considering ... » Learn More about I’m Downsizing. What About All My Stuff?
It seems that everywhere you turn there are companies who advertise buying "ugly" houses. These messages offer to quickly buy any house, regardless of the condition. The problem is that their offers are often significantly below market value. If you’re a seller whose home needs some attention, ... » Learn More about Can You Sell an Outdated House?
Competition in some areas has heated up for homes with swimming pools, where homeowners can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry so much about social distancing. Impact on Home Value Ron Clarke, Long & Foster Real Estate’s senior vice president in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and ... » Learn More about Considering a Backyard Pool