By Nicholas Brown Staging a home for sale is all about inspiring your buyer, and their senses are the avenue by which you connect with them. French novelist Honoré de Balzac once wrote “love is the poetry of the senses,” and specifically touching on each sense when staging a home creates atmosphere that inspires just that kind of poetic love. No matter the size...

Your kitchen is the heart of your home — and a major selling point. Given its importance, you might consider investing in a remodel to keep your kitchen functional and up to date. Of course, there’s good news if you don’t have that kind of budget: 1) Remove, recycle and refresh. If the doors on your cabinets are old and ugly, take them off and create an open...

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Everyone is seemingly starved for content that may affect their professions, personal lives, health, happiness, and more. With all of the social media channels, blogs and websites available to us, RISMedia...

By Caesarstone Countertops can be one of the most important facets of your home in terms of both appearance and usability. Whether they are being installed in your bathrooms, your kitchen or otherwise, their ability to withstand regular wear and tear will add to the value of your property and leave a good impression on your guests. That being said, selecting the right...

By Nicholas Brown Buying a home that needs a little TLC is a great way to develop an investment quickly, but there are varying degrees of “TLC” that you should consider. First, let’s draw a line to differentiate a quick fixer upper and a total rehab. A fixer upper is a home that is structurally sound and only needs some cosmetic changes to bring it up in value....

As more people become aware of their carbon footprint, many are looking for home interior alternatives that allow them to live consciously while still creating a beautiful home. With the growing number of products that are making use of byproducts or recycled materials, you won’t have to sacrifice appearance or comfort for an eco-friendly home. In fact, you’ll...

By Anita Alvarez The excitement of a revamped home holds nothing over the reality of living through a remodel. Nevermind the sawdust and the disruption to your normal routine, or dreaming of a future with a well-insulated and newly designed interior. Try living without a kitchen or bathroom for an extended period of time. Before you move ahead with your remodel, decide...

The “magic of homeownership.” That’s how Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), described one of the pillars of the American Dream during a speech at the 2015 convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association. “President Johnson once said that owning a home is more than just a cherished dream: It represents achievement,...

By Bud Clark, Managing Broker at Willis Allen Real Estate With the 2016 Presidential election being such a hot topic right now, everyone’s buzzing about what influence the election will have on the U.S. economy, consumer spending and yes, the real estate market. Yet, in reality, a closer look suggests something quite different is taking place, a textbook example...

Just when you think you've seen every possible way to market a home—from Michael Jordan's voice-over to this “babe” infested monstrosity--someone rolls in to prove you wrong. Recently, California-based real estate company SF Good Life unleashed a new listing video starring several fluffy, four-footed friends. “Kitten Invaders” showcases the listing 16...