How to employ staging to impress buyers

  Homeowners must consider a variety of factors when putting their homes on the market. One of the more important things to remember is the benefits of making a strong first impression on prospective buyers. That’s why many homeowners rely on staging when selling their homes. Staging requires more than just clearing out clutter or […]

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Green options in home siding

  If new siding is on the list of must-do home projects this year, there are many factors to consider. Though it’s a transformative renovation, replacement siding is a significant and potentially expensive undertaking. Therefore, careful consideration must be given to the materials used and their maintenance, longevity, insulation factor, and cost. Many homeowners also […]

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Essentials for a DIY spa bathroom

Relaxing at a spa each week may be a luxury reserved for celebrities and socialites. For many people, a day spa is a treat enjoyed on special occasions or while on vacation. However, home bathrooms can be designed to provide the same types of amenities offered at day spas right in the comfort of one’s […]

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Did you know?

  Outdoor remodels and landscaping projects can add valuable curb appeal to homes. The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals agree that certain projects offer significant returns when selling a home. The NAR says these are the 10 most appealing outdoor features to buyers. • Standard lawn care • Overall […]

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Defining hardscape and how to use it

Curb appeal is beneficial in various ways. Curb appeal can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers and give existing homeowners a place they want to come home to. In its study of the worth of outdoor remodeling projects, the National Association of Realtors found standard lawn care and overall landscape upgrades were most […]

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2018 June Aurora/King

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Dear Renovating Realtor

I just moved to Aurora and have heard quite a lot about the Greenbelt in this past election. What is the Greenbelt and is it in Aurora? Sincerely, Green Thumb Hi Green Thumb, Welcome to Aurora! The Greenbelt was created in 2005 to permanently protect areas of the Golden Horseshoe from urban development and sprawl. […]

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