Tips to Turn Your Backyard into a Party Paradise

Outdoor living is as important as indoor space, especially in the summertime. Everything in your backyard — whether it’s a fire pit, dining area and bar, or theater — should be part of a well-planned, integrated design. Here are a few outdoor accessories that will turn your backyard into another room of your house. Fire…

5 Crazy Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens

The best thing about the warm season is the ability to spend more time outside. Cooking and eating outside is always a treat. Whether you’re just cracking a few beers with friends or whipping up five courses with the fam, these crazy outdoor kitchens go way past grill-mode.  Click here to see all five.

What Is Equity and Why Is It Important?

by Victoria Keichinger for Coldwell Banker   You’ve probably heard people throw around the word “equity” when they’re talking about homeownership. You might have heard someone say that owning a home helps you “build equity” or perhaps you heard someone talk about “borrowing against equity.” But what exactly is equity? And why does it matter?…

What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs? Closing costs are fees paid in connection with the refinance or transfer of ownership in real property. They are paid by either the buyer or the seller on the settlement date. These fees will always vary. What you pay for one refinance or property transfer will not be the same as…