This post is more personal than most. For over a decade in Florida I recommended my clients consider flood insurance even when they didn’t live in a flood zone. Then I moved to Utah. "It’s a desert," I thought…"our neighborhood has no history of flooding," I reasoned. "We don't need flood ... » Learn More about Think you don’t need flood insurance? Think again
Which projects are DIY candidates and which should you leave to the pros? The answer differs by homeowner, but you can evaluate a job wisely if you ask the right questions first. The best advice is to thoroughly research any new home improvement project that seems like it should be easy before ... » Learn More about Should You DIY or Hire?
Talk about Creep Factor Level 10. I was touring a home with buyer's a few months ago when I noticed a surveillance camera trained on the living/dining room area. It felt disturbing and I suddenly had an urge to check my teeth. It also dawned on me that we’d best save strategic plotting until we were ... » Learn More about Buyers Bite Your Tongue! The Sellers May Be Watching
House hunting is a little like dating. It’s easy to overlook flaws when you’re starry-eyed and excited by the newness. But once you live with each other for a while, incompatibilities reveal themselves and bad decisions become problems. To avoid unfortunate surprises, make a plan for gathering ... » Learn More about House Hunting 101: Tips You Haven’t Considered
The following is a guest post, but I added BOLD to a few points I've found most valuable during my 12+ years in the biz. Remember these, and you'll be well on your way to a successful sale! Enjoy and learn. ~ Erika When your home is for sale, getting an offer from a possible buyer brings ... » Learn More about How to Negotiate the Best Possible Outcome on Your Home Sale