Hidden House Costs for First Time Homeowners

06 Dec
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While purchasing a home is certainly a wonderful investment and usually a much better long-term financial decision than renting, as a first-time home buyer, there may be some unanticipated costs beyond just the cash due at closing. Many individuals and couples new to the home ownership game may not anticipate those hidden line items beyond […]

8 Modern Day Gardens That Embody Formal Parterre Design

22 Nov

Houzz Contributor, Kristy Woodson Harvey & Beth Woodson A kept-to-perfection garden is fabulously beautiful and can’t help but add to the charm and desirability of a home. And the formal parterre garden, created by 16th-century French garden designer Claude Mollett, is a classic, gorgeous look for anyone with a green thumb (or a full-time gardener). […]

Simple Water Saving Bathroom Upgrades

08 Nov
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Read about the three simple bathroom upgrades that have a positive impact on your wallet and the world. Guest post by Katy Caballeros  Between the toilet, shower, and sink, your bathroom accounts for nearly 60% of your home’s water usage. With water scarcity estimated to affect 2/3 for the global population by 2025, water costs are […]

How to Get Your Rental Deposit Back

01 Nov

If it’s time to move, it’s also time to pack up your belongings, clean your space, and collect your possibly long-forgotten rental deposit. Depending on where you live, this deposit can be in an amount anywhere between one and three months of your total rent! That’s a hefty chunk of change that will certainly help […]

Strokes of Genius: The Fine Art of Art Staging for Luxury Real Estate

25 Oct

It’s deep in the night, well beyond traditional gallery hours, and Jason Vass is back in the storage room of his eponymous Los Angeles art gallery, sifting through Mark Dutcher contemporaries. Another high-end real estate agent has come a-calling, and soon the chosen pieces will be hanging in an L.A. manse for sale, in an […]

Simplify Your Home Closing

11 Oct
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Simplifying the Home Closing Process Here are some surefire ways to ensure you are properly prepared for your closing date! The home closing process is the final hurdle in the race of buying a house and becoming an official homeowner. You are probably anxious to complete the process, and the last thing you want are […]

Trend Report: The Resort at Home

27 Sep

The gardens seem to go on forever, with undulating lawns, sculpted flower beds and towering shade trees mingling under an azure sky. Around a corner, the custom pool and spa are as much a treat for the eyes as they are for the body and the spirit, providing cool comfort and regenerative properties alike. Beyond, […]

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