Category Archives: General

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Joseph Ghio

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate... 

  • When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some of those... 

  • Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Home

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Are you getting ready to sell your home, but want to make some improvements to add value before putting it on the market? Perhaps you’re thinking you need to overhaul the kitchen or upgrade the master bathroom – or any... 

  • How to Create a Functional Home Office

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home? Or maybe you have a job outside the home but need a good “command center” from which to run your household? If you’re tired of letting your kitchen table double... 

  • Your True Colors

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Much of the fun of owning a home is decorating it to your taste and personality. Even on a low budget, subtle or dramatic changes to color can make your home truly yours. Check out these color schemes for this spring: Updated... 

  • Should “Hidden” Costs of Buying a Foreclosure Keep me from Buying One?

    BY Joseph Ghio

    While the housing market in most places certainly has improved and the number of foreclosed homes on the market has decrease, they will always be foreclosed homes available for purchase. Because of popular television show... 

  • The Value of Professional Staging

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Views very widely on the value of hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for sale. Many real estate agents swear by it and have years of sales to back up their claim. They cite their own impressions, sales history... 

  • Buying an Investment Home

    BY Joseph Ghio

    Although the housing market is heating up, buying an investment in order to flip it may not be the right plan for you. Buying a flip home relies on market prices going up higher than the cost for you to refurbish it for sale....