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Why That Personal Offer Letter Doesn’t Always Work

Home buyers seeking an edge during offers are increasingly writing personal offer letters directly to the seller to try to win over their hearts. But a new article at® calls into question whether this popular strategy works. In some cases, it may backfire, some agents say. Helloquence – Unsplash Many real estate professionals still […]

How to Cope When You’re Relocating After a Loss

When you go through a major loss, you may not be prepared for how grief changes your everyday life. Adapting to these changes can be challenging, and part of that challenge is figuring out how to move forward. For some people, moving to a new home and possibly even a new city is the best […]

14 Million Households Plan to Give Their Homes to Family

Move over, fine china — homes just might be the hottest new heirloom. Americans are moving less than ever, according to Zillow’s analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Just 4.2 percent of American homeowners moved between 2015 and 2016 — which is almost half the 7.7 percent rate reported in 1990. According […]

Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

Small kitchens can be a challenge. Use these tips to set up a kitchen that lets your inner chef shine. Many homes come with kitchens that are less than ideal. The lighting can be terrible, the appliances old, the floors grimy … and counter space? Well, that’s a nice idea. Get the most out of the kitchen space […]

Is Buying a Historic Home Right for You?

Hold on there, architecture aficionado! Consider these factors before making history your home. Some home buyers want new, modern and move-in ready. Others prefer older homes, with character and charm they can’t find in new construction. If you’re interested in historic homes, take these factors into consideration as you shop. Historic neighborhoods often impose restrictions Many towns throughout […]

3 Must-Do’s Before Listing Your House for Sale

When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? Now’s the perfect time to prep it for listing! Set aside a couple of weekends to do the work, and follow these three steps. Then, get ready to make a great impression on potential buyers […]

8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend

  Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the lowest cost — while turning your neighbors’ heads […]