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...

Since the Flintstones era, humans have gravitated towards fire. There’s something innate about lounging around a blaze with family or friends, barbecuing up whatever meaty goodness you scored at Costco. It’s understandable why homeowners today desire some sort of fire element in their backyards. It’s practically instinct. With countless design options available,...

Deciding to sell your house is a big step for most people, especially if you have never done it before. You may need to move for a job, or you may need to upgrade because you are starting a family. Whatever your reasons, you need to find a real estate agent to help you through the process. Picking your first real estate agent is almost as big of a decision as your...

Safety in the field is one of the most important aspects of the business that all real estate agents should be conscious of. Given that September is REALTOR® Safety Month, take a few minutes to read this infographic from HouseHunt.com and learn how you can be even safer when showing homes, hosting an open house or meeting new and prospective clients for the first...

With the market rebounding, many new buyers are entering the fold. For some, the appeal of a massive home with all of the latest bells and whistles has lost its luster, and they are looking for something smaller. They are going micro. In the 2011 comedy “Wanderlust,” a New York City couple played by Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston purchase a pint-sized studio apartment...

Preparing a home for the market can seem like a full-time job — without the paycheck. While upgrades can increase your home’s value and speed up its sale, it’s easy to spend more on home improvement than you will recoup when you sell. Fortunately, it’s not usually necessary to invest in major projects like a full kitchen remodel to make your house attractive...