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It's that time of year again. The spring market is in full swing and crowds of buyers are fighting over their dream house—or at least the closest thing to it, considering this year's nationwide inventory shortage isn't leaving many options. So, what does that mean? For the most part, higher prices, more competition and a whole lot of bids. Listings in good condition...

While most U.S. homebuyers are looking for Craftsman-style homes or Capes as their primary residence, when it comes to purchasing a second home or vacation property, styles radically change to match the relaxing and exotic feel of highly sought-after vacation spots. A new report by Point2Homes uses Google search data to determine where U.S. residents are looking...

Posted on Mar 14 2018 - 11:47am by Housecall
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By Megan Wild Even though it'll soon be spring, you should still consider how to lower your oil heating costs. A modest home of roughly 2,500 square feet burns up to five gallons of oil daily. The more you can decrease the oil you burn, the less you'll pay. Lower costs can be achieved with better management of your oil usage and your furnace and oil consumption. Here...

Home styles run the gamut from traditional Colonial to Mid-Century Modern. But which is the most popular? Craftsman homes, according to a recent Harris Poll conducted for Trulia that surveyed over 2,000 Americans over the age of 18. The winner was voted in by 43 percent of respondents, with ranch-style homes as the runner-up at 41 percent, followed by Colonials at...

By Brentnie Daggett
In some locations across the country, March snowfalls are breaking records, so it's strange to already be talking about spring. But the "spring forward" time change and the Spring equinox remind us that the flowers will start blooming soon! This seasonal change means more than just fresh rain, new flowers and renewal. As a property owner,...

As with new relationships, there's always going to be a honeymoon period between homebuyers and their new home. Those feelings can soon fade, however, especially if certain things aren't maintained and taken care of as they should be. It's Valentine's Day, so there's no better time to discuss how to fall back in love with your home! As with all good things, these...

By Hannah Whittenly Buyers want to know exactly what they're getting when purchasing a home. As it's a major investment, all potential homebuyers will want to inspect your entire property while keeping an eye out for any signs of damage. What can you do to make sure your home is ready for public scrutiny? Here's what you need to know: Thoroughly Clean the Home Before...

By Megan Wild It's sometimes tough financially to make home improvements. Many home improvements cost around four digits, and some cost even more. Unless you've been saving for a project, you're unlikely to have that kind of cash lying around. Enter your tax return. If you're receiving a sizable chunk of change, it acts almost as an automatic savings account. Suddenly,...

By Christy Matte Smart home technology is all the rage lately, touted as anything from a fun set of individual gadgets to an integrated and connected way to protect your family. But what does it actually mean? And what do you need to know as you shop for a new home? Here are the smart home basics to make your home-buying process easier: Features to Look for The phrase...

From augmented reality to smart apartments, tech has had a major impact on the real estate industry in the past few years; however, as more and more aspects of the home-buying and renting processes become automated, a general nervousness has taken hold. One company, however, is helping to transform the industry while keeping agents completely involved: Zenplace. Late...