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Downtown or Suburbs – What’s the Right Scene For You?

Downtown or suburbs? It’s the age-old dilemma that many people face. Depending on your age and what stage you’re currently at in life, this decision can usually be an easy one. Or it can be a challenging one, especially if kids start entering the picture. The answer all comes down to your lifestyle, and all […]

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Jersey Home Where Brice Springsteen Wrote ‘Born to Run’ on the Market

For $299,000, you can own a piece of rock ’n roll history. It’s not the kind of ‘celebrity’ home you mind have in mind, but there’s plenty of Hollywood legacy behind the place where The Boss himself penned the infamous album, “Born to Run.” Bruce Springsteen called this place home for only a year between […]

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Keeping Your Home Secure During the Holidays

Going home for the holidays? You’ll be in good company: one-quarter of Americans take to the open road – or sky – to reunite with family to celebrate the holidays every year. Besides meaning a time to enjoy the company of loved ones, it also means that thieves are on the prowl, waiting for families […]

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Tips From the Pros: 6 Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Remodeling your home? If so, there’s some planning required on your part before you dive into whatever project you’re working on. Keep in mind that while certain things you do will help the project in a positive way, there are also things that you might do that could totally sabotage your efforts. Are you a […]

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6 Decorating Trends That Never End

When it’s time to make major changes to your house, you’ll likely follow many other homeowners in checking the latest trends. You may also feel torn between following those trends and going for a more classic look. The pressure for your spaces to have a modern look can make it tough to resist, but if […]

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Can You Combine Two Adjacent Condo Units Into One Larger One?

You love your home, but you’re starting to outgrow it. An obvious possibility is to expand on it – but what if your home is a condominium? The answer would still be the same – you could still add on to it by purchasing the adjacent unit and combining them to create a much larger […]

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5 Ways Real Estate Agents Save You Money When Selling Your Home

It’s understandable – after finally selling your home, it can be tough to fork over the commission fee to a real estate agent. But before you fall into the FSBO trap, consider one very important thing: real estate agents can actually save you money. That’s right. While a commission is due at the end of […]

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Home Staging Tips Using the Five Senses

To sell a home quick, real estate agents will often recommend higher-income clients hire a home stager. The stager comes into a home, removes extra furniture, and makes aesthetic changes that make the home easier to sell. The end result is the type of home you’ll normally see on HGTV or in a home-decorating magazine. […]

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Marsala Magic: Incorporating the Color of the Year into Your Decor

When many people hear the word “Marsala,” they think of the Italian wine. Only after Pantone named it the color of the year did homeowners and interior decorators realize the beautiful red-brown color of Marsala wine actually looks great on walls and furnishings. Described as a “subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to […]

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