This blog was contributed by Home Advisor. Over the years your entryway gets a lot of traffic, wear and tear. As a result it looks old, tattered and in need of repair. If you want to upgrade your entryway without remodeling it, you need alternatives. Here are some affordable tips on reinvigorating your front entryway, large or small: 1: Repaint the walls and front...

Though social networking platform Ello made its debut earlier this year, the site recently gained traction among users fed up with Facebook’s mind games – specifically, a borderline obsessive policy change enforcing the use of government-recognized names on member profiles. Zuck and crew have since clarified the policy, but that didn’t stop disgruntled users...


For today’s buyers, finding that perfect home goes way beyond locating the ideal neighborhood that’s a stone’s throw from the office. With must-have lists that can range anywhere from a few items to those that are more than a mile long, real estate professionals certainly have their work cut out for them when it comes to finding buyers the home that’s...

It's been awhile since I checked in with our friend Dan at MowGreen.com - working to promote an offset to carbon pollution through environmentally friendly lawn care practices. Dan reminds homeowners that fall is overseeding time, and keeping grass dominant is great weed control. When looking for one of the best products for fall overseeding, MowGreen.com likes Pearls...


This listing for the village of Johnsonville in East Haddam, Conn. gives a whole new meaning to the 1981 song “Ghost Town” by The Specials. Skipping right over the track’s metaphors for urban decay and inner city violence, Johnsonville isn’t becoming a ghost town – it is a ghost town. A ghost town that you can now own! The entire village will be auctioned...

Shoffices, or shed-office hybrids, are rapidly becoming a backyard fixture for homes across the pond. A handful of London homeowners have already jumped on the bandwagon, combining a home office and storage shed with the help of some serious space-saving architecture. Will American homeowners follow suit? Probably not any time soon. But permits and red tape aside,...

It's Fall and you know what that means - all your favorite TV shows are back in action! That is, if you even have time to watch them after long days full of listing presentations, showings, emailing, phone calling and more. Sneaking in some you-time to watch a show or two is a great way to relax and tackle that whole "work-life balance" thing everyone's been talking...

I converted to feng shui a long time ago. There’s something so brilliant about turning a home (or any space, really) into a haven – one that sustains happiness for myself and my guests. But what purpose does it have for homeowners not necessarily interested in such an abstract concept? To find the answer, I consulted expert Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan...

Pocket listings--listings sold outside of the MLS—are gaining heat inside the industry. Far from a new concept, they are one of real estate’s biggest in-house controversies, with professionals from across the country taking different stances as to whether or not they help or hinder the market. So what the heck is a pocket listing, anyway? These off-market listings...

Nothing ruins a weekend like stacks of dishes or a mountain of laundry. It’s fine to let things pile up during the week, but if left unattended, small messes can really mess with weekend plans. I’ve found the easiest way to resolve this predicament is by cutting corners. Over the years, I’ve discovered a few tricks that get the job done, even if the Merry Maids...