Home Staging 101

Looking to sell your home? There’s no better way to get the house looking good to buyers than employing a little home staging. Home staging? Sounds like putting on a play. Well it kind of is—the idea is to make your space into a stage on which potential buyers can...

Buying a Home Today: Post Housing Crisis Considerations

A central pillar of the American Dream is to own your own home. But as we all know the nation-wide housing crisis has made a lasting, sometimes devastating, impact on the concept of home ownership. In response to the housing catastrophe, some have wondered if renting...

Useful Tips for Saving to Buy a New Home

I know a family, which I’ll call Todd and Jill Merrill.  During the economic downturn of 2008-2009, Todd lost his job, and the family decided they needed to move. When they prepared to sell their home, they discovered, like many others, that the value of their house...

The 25-Box Move

We all know moving can be stressful. But one thing I didn’t anticipate last time I moved was the stress I felt about how much stuff I have. When it was all crammed into a mountain of boxes in the middle of the room, it suddenly seemed simply overwhelming. Was that...

Advantages of Apartment Living

Advantages of Apartment Living The American Dream is a house with a yard and a white picket fence. But is that really the only option for a good life? Aren’t there some disadvantages to going with the whole detached single-family scenario? Wouldn’t it be good to think...