Category Archives: General

  • How to Reduce Stress During Your Move

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Is there anyone out there who actually likes moving? Yes, it can be fun to get settled into a new place – especially if you’re upgrading – but the process of getting there can be stressful. If you’ve got a big move... 

  • How To Hire a Contractor

    BY Pascale Mercier

    If you’re preparing to sell, or you’ve recently purchased a new home, you may find yourself with a list of repairs you need to make. Chances are, some of those repairs will require expert skills that you just don’t... 

  • Don’t Forget These Selling Points

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your home that might entice someone to take a closer look? Here are some... 

  • Downsizing? Here’s How

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their lives. Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both... 

  • Selling Your Condo

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Is it time to sell your condo? While you may think that selling a condo is the same as selling a house, there are distinct differences that are important to know before putting yours on the market. Check out these pointers... 

  • Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Have you filed your taxes yet? We know — tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money... 

  • Create a Clean Canvass for Your Buyer

    BY Pascale Mercier

    For many of us, bright, beautiful colors bring joy to our lives. When we make our homes our own, we tend toward the colors that make us happy. When we think about selling our home, however, we need to understand just how... 

  • Landscape for Your Climate

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Visions of lush green lawns, English gardens bursting with color and a sparkling fountain filling the air with the tinkling of thousands of water drops may float through your head when dreaming of your ideal home. But, you’re... 

  • Making a Move to a New Home with Kids

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Amidst the excitement of moving to a new home is a lot of stress for families with younger children. Often they don’t understand what is happening. That can make them feel powerless and afraid. Here are some ideas for... 

  • Don’t Think of Your Home as an Investment…What?

    BY Pascale Mercier

    Isn’t that sacrilegious or something? Despite evidence to the contrary, new homebuyers continue to believe that buying a home is the same type of investment as stocks, bonds, CDs and their 401K. If the housing boom...