How to Swap Rooms to Make Your Old Home Feel New in 2019!

Written by Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving Company Laura McHolm Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your house a makeover or declutter? Tired of the old paint colors, the piles of catalogs, over stuffed closets and toys that your kids haven’t touched since 2013? Is your tween not lovin’ the Winnie the Pooh theme room anymore? [...]

10 Easy Fixes for That Nearly Perfect House You Want to Buy

From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 fixes that follow is generally pretty straightforward. We also point out [...]

6 Tips On How To Make Video Ads Social

Have you ever created a piece of content such as a property tour, house listing slideshow or an ad and thought: “Wow, this is great! I can’t wait to post this out on social.” But then the results don’t match your level of excitement for the piece? That’s because advertising on social media is very [...]

Can Hiring a Professional Photographer For Listing Photos Help Sell Your Home Faster?

A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard the saying before, and it’s definitely true when it comes to real estate. It would be almost impossible to fully describe a house without pictures. There’s just one problem; too often homeowners forget about picture quality. Not all images are created equal. Blurry or poor-quality [...]

Taking On Your Partner’s Debt: What to Ask Before You Consolidate

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Calonia. Having candid conversations with your partner about debt can feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re newlyweds or planning a marriage and future together. The reality, however, is that money is often the leading cause of anxiety and stress in a marriage. According to a 2018 study by [...]

A Mindful Move: Home is Where the Om Is

Written by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm We are all trying to be more mindful. No reason to “try;” instead, relax and be. Easier said than done, right? We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet and calm. But, in [...]

Trends in Landscaping Design to Try This Year

The following is a guest post by Cat Murphy. Whether you’re trying to sell your home or update the one you recently bought, there are plenty of ways to modernize your landscaping and add a touch of refreshing curb appeal. The latest trends include homeowners stepping outside the box with landscaping designs that have Mother [...]

Dumb Smart Kitchen Gadgets and Smart Smart Kitchen Gadgets

The following post is a guest contribution from Matthew Rathbun, executive vice president of Coldwell Banker Elite. I am a geek. I admit it. I’m fascinated by the Internet of Things and smart devices. I also love to cook. Cooking lets me create something offline. It takes me away from my monitors, and most importantly, [...]

5 Tips for Staying Organized in the New Year

The new year brings new opportunities to set and achieve goals and get organized. Decluttering and organizing might seem like a giant mountain to move, but oftentimes the hardest part is getting started. So many of us get stuck before we truly start and then cannot seem to stay organized over time. If you’re planning [...]

The 7 Do’s of Holiday Decorating When Your Home Is for Sale

The holiday season can be the most challenging time in the life of a seller. Chilly, wet weather and falling leaves in November and December might mean more raking and shoveling to keep your home pristine. However, the damp weather and dark skies don’t have to squelch your holiday spirit. In fact, the holidays are [...]