How Long Do Common Household Items Last?

*This infographic was produced by ChoiceHomeWarranty.com....
July 13, 2015

In Kitchens, the Design May Trump Cooking

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners continue to invest in their kitchens but cooking appears to be coming in secondary to the design of the space, according to the latest American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends...
July 6, 2015

The Most Common Remodeling Mistakes

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10 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Next Listing

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource Sometimes it can be a challenge convincing the home seller to use a certified staging professional so I created some visuals using the latest, 2014-2015 statistics to assist agents in getting the point across...
June 22, 2015

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...