What if you didn’t pull a permit to do work on your home?

Many repairs and updates don’t require a permit but many do. Here’s a list of repairs that require a permit that you might not know about: door and window replacement, a/c replacement, major plumbing repairs, water heater replacement, some roofing repairs. What if you did the work yourself, you didn’t get a permit, and are[…]

Public Transportation Boosts Real Estate Values

A recent report by by the National Association of Realtors and American Public Transportation Association shows that homes and business within a half mile of transportation options sell for a higher price. Residential properties had 4% to 24% higher median sale prices between 2012 and 2016; commercial properties saw median sales prices per square foot[…]

Home Offices are Hot

The need for a home office is a trend that continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 24% of employed people in the U.S. worked from home at lease part of the time last year. In a survey of 23,000 home shoppers by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, 30%[…]

Is your landscaping a little too wonderful?

When selling your home, simple landscaping is more attractive to buyers than elaborate planting beds that will need special tending. Before putting your home on the market, consider simplifying your landscaping and potting up your special plants to take with you. And by all means, DON’T landscape your front yard like this one!