Category Archives: For Homeowners

Most Common Siding Used on Homes

The most common siding used on new homes can vary by geographic region, but nationally, vinyl and stucco are the overall favorites. The most common exterior wall materials on homes started last year were vinyl and stucco, at 26% each, … Continue reading

Posted in For Buyers, For Homeowners | Comments Off on Most Common Siding Used on Homes

House Rich, Cash Poor

One in five U.S. homeowners say they feel house rich but cash poor, according to the newly released Hometap Homeownership Study. The rising costs of homeownership nationwide prompted nearly 20% of 675 homeowners surveyed to classify themselves as feeling “house … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on House Rich, Cash Poor

Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Lighting

Lights are the jewelry of a space. Swap out light fixtures to instantly update the style of a kitchen, designers say. Houzz recently featured an article offering tips on how to choose kitchen lighting. Click HERE to read more insights.

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Lighting

Pets Can Chew Up Your Listing’s Value

Pets can take a major bite out of your home’s resale value, The Wall Street Journal reports. Scratched doors, stained floors, and chewed-up furniture can prove costly for homeowners to repair. Homeowner Lexi Methvin knows all too well how pricey pet damage … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Pets Can Chew Up Your Listing’s Value

Liven Up That Living Room’s Look

The living room—that main gathering spot in a home—is a critical part in your showings. Home stagers recently chimed in at Apartment Therapy with their favorite tips for creating a better-staged living room. One of their biggest pieces of advice … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Liven Up That Living Room’s Look

Global Trends in Kitchen Design

The kitchen continues to gain popularity as a multifunctional and social space, and its design is increasingly reflecting that, according to Cosentino Group’s newly released “2019 Global Kitchen Study,” a reflection of worldwide trends in kitchen design. The study compiles … Continue reading

Posted in For Buyers, For Homeowners, For Sellers | Comments Off on Global Trends in Kitchen Design

Projects That Make Homeowners Happier

Certain home remodeling projects are making homeowners happier and proving to be well worth the cost and time when they sell their properties, according to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. After completing a home remodeling project, … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Projects That Make Homeowners Happier

Homeowners Show Preference for DIY Renovations

Eighty percent of homeowners anticipate taking on a home improvement project in the next year, and more than 70% of that group plans to do the work themselves, according to a new survey from Chase Home Lending. The top motivators … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Homeowners Show Preference for DIY Renovations

Most Horrifying Decorative Trends

The short list of things people are most afraid of shouldn’t include the property you’ve just listed. But if the home’s staging brings undead design fads back to life—will circular beds ever die?! Read more HERE.

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Most Horrifying Decorative Trends

Designs That Do the Master Bedroom No Justice

Design experts say an uninviting master retreat could negatively affect resale value, so there’s more at stake in the bedroom design than a restful sleep. “One thing to keep in mind is that form follows function, meaning the visual appearance … Continue reading

Posted in For Homeowners | Comments Off on Designs That Do the Master Bedroom No Justice