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Q: How Do You Decide Whether to Add on to an Existing Home or Purchase a New One?

A: There are a few things to consider, including cost, individual needs, and what will add value down the road. Also important: your emotional attachment to the existing home.As designer and builder Philip S. Wenz, the author of Adding to a House: Planning, Design & Construction, notes, an addition is much cheaper than building a new home and can offer a “new” home without the heartache of moving.Other ... Read More

House Bounce: 16 Celebrities Living in Other Celebrities' Homes

Apparently, famous peeps like to sell their homes to other famous peeps—who'da thunk it?Why do celebrities like to keep their homes in the celebrity circuit? Well, celebs often have star-sized needs like 14-car garages and closets the size of a private jet launch pad (which they also probably have). Celebs also often share swanky agents, who find it easier to keep sales as an in-house job. And, of ... Read More

Late Summer Is Perfect for Planting around Your Property

Ed Hume from HumeSeeds.com offers some ideas about the best things to put into the ground this fall so you can enjoy the beauty and bounty of your property into the winter and well into next season. Hume suggests late summer plantings should include:Fall Vegetables—Start fall and winter vegetables in late August. Green onions, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, radishes, and over-wintering cauliflower ... Read More

7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it's worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can and should be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money. As a first-time homebuyer, proper guidance from seasoned professionals can make all the difference.Here are a few tips first-time buyers can take when trying ... Read More

Money Lessons for Kids Heading to College

Going off to college is an exciting time: new friends, new surroundings, and seemingly endless possibilities. But it’s expensive, and unless your kid has access to unlimited funds, he or she will have to be resourceful in finding ways to make a dollar go further.As parents, says small business advisor Rich Ellinger, you may rest a bit easier if you impart these three simple money lessons to your college-bound ... Read More

What Do FSBOs and Sandwiches Have In Common? More Than You May Think

FSBO [abbr.] – Property that is ‘For Sale By Owner,’ denoting a lack of an agent or broker representativeAh, FSBOs. Those properties owners insist on selling without the guidance of a professional, often in an attempt to avoid paying a hefty commission. A precarious move, considering the unpredictability of the housing market.Risks aside, FSBOs present a golden opportunity for agents. Why? There’s ... Read More
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RREIN Home Matters

In this Edition: Home Warranties

Our lead story in this month’s Home Matters, brought to you through our company's membership in RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), examines how a fresh coat of paint offers an easy and affordable...

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