Another Reason to Be Careful of Zillow

We’ve talked at length about the issues with Zillow’s Zestimate, which, despite a retooling, can still be off by tens of thousands of dollars. That creates frustration and mistrust among home sellers and buyers.  But, there’s another reason real estate agents, buyers, and sellers are aggravated with Zillow. Agents are checking their personal listings on Zillow’s…

20 Down Payment Saving Tips for 2020

Buying your first home can seem like an insurmountable goal, especially if your expenses are already high. Pricey rent, not to mention car payments, insurance, utilities, groceries, and all the other realities of life, can make it hard to save. Many renters assume they’ll never be able to buy a house for this reason. They…

Is This the Future of Rent-To-Buy?

In theory, the idea behind a rent-to-buy arrangement is a good one for those who want to purchase a home but aren’t quite ready yet. More than anything, it gives buyers hope, and often a solution to their credit woes, while locking in a home that will, presumably, belong to them one day. “One of…

Holiday First Look: 2019 Color Trends

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? We think not, frankly. When it comes to the decorating itself, studies show the earlier you start, the happier you are. While early November might be a tad too early to actually start putting…

Five Chic Fall Home Trends

Yes, a menagerie of pumpkins and autumn leaves gathered about speak to the time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to turn your home into what could pass for a fall festival in order to capture the spirit of the season. Leave the gourds behind and embrace these fall interior design trends for…