A new home is one of the biggest purchases homeowners will make in their lifetimes. Regrettably, sometimes costly mistakes are made by various parties of the transaction - builders, remodeling contractors, or even the new homeowners, themselves. Knowing a few of the common mistakes homeowners make can prevent future snafus from happening and save you lots of time,...

                    So your bathroom is boring, right? If it’s not in the cards right now to remodel, does something still need to be changed? You can’t live another day brushing your teeth at the same old sink, looking at the yellow walls (that were a cute idea for about 10 minutes), or showering with that...

Georgia Green is one pastry chef who has an eye for the finer things in life. Teaming up with VeryFirstTo, a site that launches luxury products and overuses the word "prestigious," Green has adorned her masterpiece with South Sea pearls and a five carat Mozambique ruby, all set within icing. The price: $77,910. (Yep. You read that right!) In addition to all those...

The listing for this house certainly isn’t modest. It calls this estate: “the most important architectural house you may have never seen.” So it’s really important, gentle readers. Really important. Because they say so. This Joshua Tree, Calif. pad is fitting for Jaws, Francisco Scaramanga, Goldfinger or Insert Another James Bond Villain Here, because look...

House hunters these days use any and every portal to connect with a real estate professional. Unless you’ve got clones of yourself ready to record every exchange between you and a potential new client, keeping up with constant streams of communication is a challenge. (And if you do have clones, you’re probably way too advanced for this blog, and humanity in general.) Think...

  ‘Tis the season for all things festive, and homeowners everywhere are celebrating with decked halls and holiday displays. While it’s tempting to be swept away in the merry merriness of it all, it’s necessary to protect your home from damage while decorating, especially the exterior. Repairs to outside features are often more costly than interior fixes,...

According to Custora, 40 percent of online shopping for last year's Black Friday occurred on a mobile device. What some may not know - or just need a healthy reminder of - if you're browsing on a public Wi-Fi network, your desire to save may be compromising your private information. No one wants to worry about their identity and credit card info during the holidays! As...

Outsourcing isn’t just for corporations anymore. More and more real estate professionals rely on outside help to complete tasks they don’t have the time or resources to do themselves. Demanding schedules come with the territory, but agents can lighten the load significantly by delegating tasks to assistants. (Side note: only 14 percent of REALTORS® use at least...

As the McMansion era continues to fade into the abyss, the green building movement is picking up speed with each passing day. In fact, many of today’s buyers are trading square footage for spaces that are not only smaller, but eco-friendly to boot. There’s also much more attention being paid to unique building materials such as re-purposed shipping containers. Yes,...

The in-laws and their brood coming to stay for the holidays? Don't panic about where to stow everyone for the night. The following article offers three tips for sleeping more guests in your home, so you can focus on more important preparations—like stocking the home bar, perhaps? Screened off corners. So you put a cot in the office—now what? The answer is a privacy...