Short Sales – 10 Common Myths Busted

It’s likely you’ve heard the term “short sale” thrown around quite a bit. What exactly is a short sale? A short sale is when a bank agrees to accept less than the total amount owed on a mortgage to avoid having to foreclose on the property. This is not a new practice; banks have been […] read more

Investors Likely to Curb Buying in 2014

A new report finds that, while investors will expand their holdings into 2014, the expansion will be “decidedly more restrained than the… read more

7 Top-Performing Markets for Rental Returns

Rental properties are allowing investors to build wealth over the long-term while generating monthly income and watching their homes’ values… read more

Keeping Children and Families Living Free from Lead Contamination

Contamination from lead based paint, and particularly lead dust, can cause serious harm to children, pregnant women, and families. - See more at: read more

Ski In & Ski Out of These Dream Mountain Homes

For winter sports lovers, a home on the slopes may be a luxury worth paying for. Decide for yourself with these homes for sale at top ski resorts around the country. read more

Real Estate Lien Information

A real estate lien attaches to a home’s title and prevents the homeowner from enjoying a clear title until the debt that initiated the lien is paid off and the creditor removes the lien. Because liens attach to property, a piece of real estate can carry a lien after being transferred to a new owner. This isn’t common, however, as buyers typically prefer to purchase homes with clear titles to avoid paying the previous owner’s debts. read more

Style Your Open Kitchen Shelving Like a Pro (13 photos)

We’ve all admired pictures of perfectly styled open kitchen shelving those neat stacks of dishes are so appealing, and going without upper cabinets promises to bring an airy feel to small spaces. But how practical are open shelves to maintain? What are you supposed to put on them? And where do you… read more

Design Workshop: Modern Metal Shingle Style (15 photos)

References to Shingle-style architecture and its taut-skinned, textured aesthetic are commonplace in New England. Victorian-era architects used the varied widths… read more

Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match (10 photos)

Which do you select first kitchen counter or backsplash? How do you coordinate colors? Is it OK to mix patterns? The seemingly unlimited countertop and backsplash choices can feel overwhelming.I’ve had homeowners approach me after weeks or months of looking at and collecting samples of… read more

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND, SINGLE FAMILY HOME FOR LESS THAN $500k Located in One of the Most Desirable Neighborhood of Gilroy, This Beautifully Appointed Ranch Style Single Family Home Exudes Warmth and Charm. Open Floor Plan with Plenty of Natural Lights, Separate Family Room and Living Room, Updated Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances, Updated Bathrooms, Double-Paned Milgard Windows, Automatic Sprinkler System, Newly Painted Interior and Exterior. Make This Home Your Next Dream Home….. read more