5 Landscaping Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Frequent flooding problems may be stemming from your landscaping. What surrounds your house often can be just as important as the structure itself when it comes to keeping rising water out. Angie’s List experts and members share their experiences about how strategically sloping yards, mulching, planting and laying stones can keep water flowing away from flood-prone…

The Challenge of Finding “The One”

I came across a great blog post this morning from my Coldwell Banker colleague Sean Carpenter, and wanted to share his words: “I don’t hate it,” said my client, with a sense of hesitancy in her voice. We were looking at a house that had just hit the market and she was really trying to…

8 Key Elements for a Productive Workspace

Guest post by Michelle Lee, Houzz A common New Year’s resolution that almost everyone aims for is to increase productivity in their career, personal craft or both. You’re nearly a month into 2018, so it’s time to get started on your quest for success. Here are eight essential elements to integrate into your workspace to…

4 Pros, 4 Cons of Open Floor Plans

The open floor plan has been popular in many new home designs. Homeowners are showing a desire to have no walls separating the kitchen, dining, and living areas. In fact, 84 percent of new single-family homes have fully or partially open layouts, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Some owners are knocking down walls during…

The Best Robot Vacuum: Helping You Keep the House Tidy

Are you looking for clean floors with a little less personal investment?  The best robot vacuums can take care of basic cleaning with minimal human intervention. The folks behind this article tracked down reliable bots for every home and budget, from simple robots that dust hardwood to mightier models capable of pulling pet hair out…

If You’re Considering Selling, Act Now!

from Real Estate with Keeping Current Matters Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! How did we finish 2017? New-home sales were at their highest level in a…