Current Real Estate News & Information

How to Extend the Life of Cut Flowers

(December 21, 2016)

There are few things more beautiful than cut flowers in a vase. They instantly brighten any room. That is, of course, until they wilt and die. So how do you make cut flowers last as long as possible?


Here are some ideas: 
• Cut the bottom of the stems before you put the flowers in the vase. An angled cut is best as this will enable the flower to draw in more water.
• Add a fertilizer to the water. Mo... read more.

Surprising Ways Buyers Find Homes

(December 19, 2016)

Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy?

You might imagine them driving by a “For Sale” sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and then calling to inquire. Of course, many buyers find out about listed properties that way. But, according to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are many other — sometimes surprising — ways buyers find their nex... read more.

Kitchen Fire Prevention

(December 15, 2016)

More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room. Those fires can be expensive; since even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.


The most recent research tells us:
• Never leave cooking food unattended. Doing so is the number one cause of kitchen fires.
• Make sure cooking appliances, especi... read more.

Pricing Strategies: What to Avoid

(December 14, 2016)

As you’re probably aware, the list price you set for your property has an impact on how quickly it sells — and how much you earn on the sale. What you may not realize is just how significant an impact it has. Consider the following examples.


Example 1:
You price your property well above its current market value. As a result, many buyers don’t bother to see it because it’s outside of their price rang... read more.

What Home Inspectors See that You Can't

(December 07, 2016)

When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.


That being said, you might question whether you really need to... read more.

Poisons in Your Home

(December 06, 2016)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of exposures to poisons occur inside the home. Almost all are preventable, if you follow some simple guidelines.


• Look for the poison label on products you buy. Visually, it’s a skull and cross bones, often (but not always) with the word POISON above it.

• Don’t make assumptions. Sometimes a seemingly innocuous product, like a s... read more.

Property Surveyors

(December 05, 2016)

What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as Land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world.  They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property.


Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when selling your home?
You Might. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older... read more.