What do these 9 Listing Terms mean?

9 Home Listing Terms And What They Actually Mean Certain adjectives used in home descriptions can have hidden (and potentially less desirable) meanings! Rocket Mortgage® won't confuse you — get the home-buying confidence you need with a mortgage process that puts the power in your hands. Living by yourself? “Cozy” might be just what you’re … Continue reading What do these 9 Listing Terms mean?

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Are you sitting on Home Equity?

Homeowners are sitting on a record $6 trillion in equity. Why aren’t they using it? Rising interest rates are making lines of credit more expensive... and Americans may still be leery of cash-out refis American homeowners have amassed a record $6 trillion in equity in their properties, a figure boosted by surging home prices and … Continue reading Are you sitting on Home Equity?

You’ll Never Miss These 10 Things, So Toss Them!

Here Are 10 Things You Could Get Rid of Today (and Never Miss) (Image credit: Chinasa Cooper) After a while, you get so accustomed to seeing the things in your home that you tend to gloss over cluttered spaces because they seem normal. So we're getting really, really specific. Are you guilty of storing any … Continue reading You’ll Never Miss These 10 Things, So Toss Them!

One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

The One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV (Image credit: HGTV) Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with HGTV? Ever since I got hooked on Christopher Lowell's show ages ago and took his advice to hang a sheet on my bedroom wall as decor (don't ask, I have no idea) I've dipped in and … Continue reading One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You?

~ Which one do you think you are? I am not I fit into any of these categories ~ These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You? (Image credit: Amber Day/Apartment Therapy) Minimalism, in modern culture, is a word infused with so much meaning that it doesn't seem to mean anything any … Continue reading These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You?

Thinking of Remodeling?

~ Here are a few points to consider. Some you may have thought of others you may not. Also the title is hilarious 🙂 ~ America, You’ve Lost Your Freaking Mind Over Remodeling (Image credit: Tana Teel/Stocksy) There's something to be said for appreciating the home you have. In a way, I feel lucky to … Continue reading Thinking of Remodeling?

California’s Housing Market

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market The state’s efforts to save homeowners money are now keeping many of them locked in their homes — and potential buyers locked out. By Virginia Postrel ‎July‎ ‎15‎, ‎2018‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM Would you leave? Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, … Continue reading California’s Housing Market

The One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

The Property Brothers Reveal the One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Jul 12, 2018 HGTV Season 8 of "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling" has just aired its premiere—and boy, do Drew and Jonathan Scott’s latest clients need a reality check, bad! In the episode titled "Small Budget, Big … Continue reading The One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses

~ THIS!! ~ What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses (Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott) So you want to make a cool $100,000? Popular HGTV shows lead you to believe the secret to getting rich quick is to start flipping houses. From Chip and Joanna Gaines, to Tarek and Christina El Moussa, there are plenty … Continue reading What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses

Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home

Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home (Image credit: Lauren Kolyn) Do you need the help of an organizing professional...without the professional price? We asked Washington DC's organizing and de-cluttering guru Nicole Anzia of Neatnik for some words of organizing wisdom. Instead of giving us additional organizing and decluttering tips and … Continue reading Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home