Decorating for Condo Renters

These days, many people (particularly millennials) eschew homeownership, choosing instead to rent houses, apartments, and condos. In fact, renters are a large, growing demographic within the real estate market. As the renting population grows, more and more people are faced with one dreaded question: How do I decorate this place? You ... Read More...

So You Want To Be On Your Condo Board

All residents of a condominium community have been made aware of the important-yet-somewhat-mysterious “condo board.” That’s the body which must approve certain requests, can raise fees or expenses, and may even levy fines or other penalties. But you might be wondering: What exactly does the condo board do? Who works for ... Read More...

Spring Cleaning Your Condo

Spring is finally here. The days are getting longer, flowers are in bloom, the clouds are parting, and the sun is shining through your windows… revealing a ton of dirt that you didn’t notice all winter. Spring is the perfect time to get your condo in tip-top shape. But when ... Read More...

Condo Security: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Most condo owners have heard at least one story about a crime being committed at a condo community. What steps can residents take to reduce the potential for criminal activity? Get More Cameras? When it comes to condo security, the first thing that comes to mind is the presence of cameras. Closed-circuit ... Read More...

Advice for Downsizing

When does less become more? It happens gradually, as we age. What we begin to realize is that the less you have, the less you need to pay for and the less you need to take care of. When you finally decide to downsize, although the decision sounds simple, there ... Read More...

Advice for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers

A recent article in RISMedia’s Housecall (First-Time Homebuyers: Financial Missteps and Opportunities) looked at the profile of first-time real estate buyers. Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers, according to the National Association of homebuyers, while single men only made up 8%. The profile also shows that women ... Read More...

The Eco-Friendly Condo

Over the years, our world has become increasingly conscious of the environment. People are working to protect the planet all around the world, from massive conservation efforts to things we do every day in our homes. This is great – but it can be tough to truly “go green” when ... Read More...

Advice for Creating a Home Inventory

Once new homeowners are settled in their new place with most of the boxes emptied and their contents put away, it is important to consider creating a home inventory. In the unfortunate event that your valuables are ever lost or stolen or possibly destroyed by a flood or fire, having ... Read More...

Financial Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

2018 may be the year you have finally decided to purchase a home. As you move ahead with your planning, understand that your current financial situation is a primary consideration above all else. Megan Wild, in a current edition of RISMedia’s Housecall, offers five financial resolutions which will enable you ... Read More...