5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Won’t Want to Make Yourself

We all make mistakes the first time we do something, but those mistakes can be doozies for first-time home buyers. For one, these errors are hard to backpedal out of—and worse, they can cost thousands of dollars. And so, in the hopes that you won’t inadvertently step into one of these booby traps, we got some homeowners to […]

Radon Myths

MYTH: Scientists are not sure that radon really is a problem. FACT: Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable […]

FAMILY SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE

When you’re selling your home and your house is on the market, it’s almost inevitable that strangers will enter your house. Even if you don’t host an open house or showing, there may be strangers coming in and out to appraise your home, do renovations, clean the house or perform other necessary jobs related to […]

CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO HELP YOUR CHILD ADJUST TO MOVING

According to child psychologists, children can experience moving as a type of loss. “A child loses friends, a home, and her early childhood program, the losses often resulting in feelings of sadness and anxiety or even anger,” says professor Marian Marion, Ph.D. Equipping children with coping skills and teaching them how to manage the stress of […]

Remodeling 101: Understanding the Kitchen Work Triangle

When you’re about to embark on a kitchen remodel, it helps to understand the inner workings of the space, particularly “the kitchen work triangle.” The kitchen triangle is the space between the sink, the range and the refrigerator. By knowing the tips and tricks designers use to enhance the functionality of the kitchen triangle, you […]

House hunting with teens: What to put on your “must-have” list

Working with families as a professional organizer, I’ve learned that needs are different for a family with teens. With little ones, you want a bedroom close by your own room and a big yard where they can run and play. With older kids, your shopping list becomes an interesting combination. You want and need space […]

Quiz: How to tell if a real estate agent is right for you

Hiring the wrong real estate agent could significantly impact your experience as a buyer or a seller. The right real estate agent will not only have a great resume and be genuinely committed to helping you meet your needs, but he/she will “click” with you too. “Real estate is a people business. You have to […]

Selling your home? How to stage your bathroom

When selling your home, each room needs to be presented in its best light—even (or maybe especially) the bathroom. Bathroom remodels can be costly, but there are a few easy tricks you can do to turn a ho-hum bath into one that will have potential buyers anxious to move in. I have a client who […]

How to navigate an open house with kids in tow

You’ve decided to take your kids along with you to an open house and want to make sure they’re engaged, feel included and don’t distract you from the task at hand. Here are some tips to help you achieve these goals: Recruit a media crew Have your kids take photos or videos for you during […]

16 Things a real estate agent can do for you

Curious about what real estate agents actually do and how they can help you buy or sell a home? Here’s a brief look at how they can help you through a real estate transaction: Provide advice, expertise and industry knowledge in order to better help you reach a decision. For buyers: Help you understand the […]