Dress Your Home for Spring!

Whether you are putting your house on the market this spring or waiting until the summer, it’s a crucial time to work on your curb appeal. If you want your yard to look great all year, it’s vital to prepare your “first impression” in the Spring. Now is the time to fight off crabgrass by […]

5 Home Negotiation No-No’s

Couple Buying a House

Home-buying negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers Going far below market […]

Sears Mail Order Homes

The Beginnings Today Sears is best known for their department stores and the plans to save the retail-chain from bankruptcy. But in the early 1900s Sears was thriving. Almost 1/5 of Americans subscribed to the 1,400-page catalog which featured everything from diamonds to sporting goods to furniture. Up until this time most Americans lived in […]