How Much Does That House Project Really Cost?

Your home buyers love that home, but if only it had hardwood floors instead of carpet throughout. How much would that cost? You may field such cost questions from potential buyers, and some new online resources may help you...
June 15, 2015

Master Bathroom Must-Haves

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Supersized master showers reign, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Showers are expanding with many of the more than 3,000 home owners recently surveyed saying they plan to upgrade their master...
June 8, 2015

6 Remodeling Projects That Can Add to Your Resale Value

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Home remodeling has become more popular than ever to attract buyers, thanks to an improving economy, strong job growth, higher disposable income, more home sales, low interest rates, and...

10 Cheap Ways to Increase a Home’s Value

Check out the Cupolas n’ More infographic about 10 cheap ways to increase the value of your home....

Powder Rooms That Make a Statement

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine More home owners are turning to the powder room to make a dramatic statement and packing in a lot of design into these often small spaces, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends...
May 18, 2015

Why Empty Homes Don’t Sell

By Julea Joseph, Reinventing Space Every morning on my Chicago area social media feed, I see acres and acres of empty rooms posted by real estate professionals. So many empty dining rooms, breakfast rooms, kitchens, living and bedrooms. Do...

Top 10 Unmet Housing Desires Movers May be Looking For

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine May marks National Moving Month, a kick off to the traditional moving season. Many households will be on the move in the coming months, whether it’s relocating a few blocks away or miles...
May 4, 2015

Nifty DIY Project for Sellers

Help home owners enhance curb appeal and the chances of a quick sale with affordable do-it-yourself upgrades. Check out 5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300, a free article from NAR’s REALTOR® Content Resource. That’s just one of five free articles...
April 29, 2015

Reimagine the Formal Living Room

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A living room likely isn’t topping many home shoppers’ must-have list these days. In fact, some architects say the formal living room – that upscale room welcoming guests at the front of a...
April 27, 2015

Is That Home Healthy?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Surprisingly, one in five home owners consider their homes unhealthy, according to the Healthy Home Study of about 800 home owners conducted by Houzz. So what makes a home healthy to home owners?...
April 20, 2015