Which home remodeling projects have the best ROI?

It’s easy to create a “top 10” list of remodeling projects’ return on invesment. But not all projects are created equal. Would you put a front door on the same playing field as a bathroom addition …

10 home improvements even a beginner DIYer can handle

So you just bought a house that needs some work, but you are a short on cash and ever shorter on the skills needed to fix up your place. Not to worry! There are plenty of home improvement projects even the most beginner of DIYers can handle …

5 trends that topped homebuying wish lists last year

The landscape of real estate evolved in 2015. As we move into a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on popular topics and trends. And one core theme is certain: the definition of a home is no longer a cookie-cutter description …

5 reasons your clients should sell their home now

When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t buying a home — and it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your clients’ mind either. However, Santa’s busy season can be an excellent time to house shop …

Trade-offs in new construction: Consider livability, utility costs, maintenance when choosing builder

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series about the opportunities and issues real estate agents face surrounding the sale of new construction. See Part 1 and Part 2. Your buyers want a new home. You take them …

Attic insulation for homeowners on a budget

Although messy, blown-in cellulose offers best bang for the buckread more

Help spread the word about green valuation issues

Letter to the Editorread more

Are your vapor barriers helping or hurting?

Tips for knowing when and where to installread more

Signs your roof is vulnerable to ice damming

Prevention begins in the atticread more

Putting a price on seismic retrofits

Contractor’s $4,000 estimate raises red flagread more