Tips to Make Your Home both Beautiful and Kid-Friendly

Have you  ever  been  to  a  home where it’s  clear  that the kids  have taken  over  the space?  It’s  obvious  that the home has  become  more of  a  playground,  filled  with toys  and  bright-colored  plastic  everywhere.  Homes  like this  often  sacrifice style for  durability  or stain-resistance.  Maybe this  is  your  home?  The good  news  is …

10 New Real Estate Trends

Current  trends  in real  estate  include  a  mix  of  positive  and negative  developments. The market  has  been  heavily  affected  by  the Covid-19  pandemic  that  has  created a  new housing  environment  which is  expected to  alter  the  way  we  approach real estate  for  the  next  few years, and maybe  beyond.   Here are  the 10  key  emerging …

Homebuyers – Would You Buy That Home in a Buyer’s Market?

There’s  one  phrase  which strikes  fear  into  the  heart  of  a  potential  homebuyer  – “seller’s  market.”  A  seller’s  market  is  created  when  there are more homebuyers than inventory  from  which to  choose.  The  anxiety  this  causes  many  potential buyers  causes  them  to  write  offers  on anything  and everything, just  to  hedge  their bets  on having …

6 Ways to Beat Burnout!

It’s been about a year and a half since many of us have started working from home and while some of us are slowly transitioning back to the office, the majority remain either at home or are committed to a flex schedule that allows for a bit of back and forth. Regardless of your specific…

Can’t Sell Your Home in a Seller’s Market?

It’s  no  secret  that  most  of  the  country  is  experiencing  a  strong  seller’s  market. With more  homebuyers  than inventory, most  sellers  have been  delighted  to  sell quickly  and often with multiple  offers.  Yet,  some  homes  are  still  sitting  on  the market  and these  sellers  may  be  wondering  why. Here are  7  reasons  why  your  home …

Top Trends for Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is here and you’re spending more time outdoors. For most of us, this still means primarily in our own backyards. Personal outdoor space has never been more popular and if yours could use a little sprucing up, here are the hottest trends for 2021. Outdoor Kitchens – This trend is going nowhere. Ever since…

6 Upgrades Millennial Buyers Pay More For – and 1 Exception

Home sellers assume they must make some upgrades before putting their home on the market. While any deferred maintenance or extreme wear-and-tear issues should be addressed, major upgrades or updates may not net more money when you sell; especially with millennial buyers, who are looking for their first home in droves. 6 Common Upgrades Millennial…

Buyers and Sellers – Stay Focused on Your Goal

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, even in normal times. Right now, when the housing market is moving at a frenetic pace, both buyers and sellers are making quick decisions and are feeling extreme pressure. As the tension rises, it can be easy to overlook the end goal; right-sized home, relocation, dream home,…

How To: Make Puffy Sidewalk Paint

School is just about out for the summer and there is one thing on every parent’s mind; How are you going to entertain your kids for the next few months? Puffy sidewalk paint is easy-to-make, allows your children to be creative, and, most importantly, it keeps them and their mess outside! Check out the recipe…

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter 2021 Award Winners!

Every quarter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sends out a list of the top real estate offices from around the United States, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has 10 agents/teams and 7 offices that have ranked in the top 100, top 30, and top 3 of their respected categories for the First Quarter…

Interior Designs Tips for Your Bedroom

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a very difficult year; the pandemic forced us all to spend more time in our homes than ever before. This renewed focus on our living space resulted in a new appreciation of the way our surroundings affect us. With more family members working and studying from home, the bedroom…

Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”?

We all know the type. The person who just says “yes” to anything, never challenging or questioning an opinion or strategy. These people-pleasers agree with anything suggested; while they may be nice friends, in real estate a yes-man or yes-woman can actually cost you money. Often a lot of money. No one likes to leave…