Our weekly round-up of real estate-related tips and advice from around the web- Enjoy!


    Sick of Winter? These Houseplants Will Perk Up Your Mood 

    Real talk: “JanuFeb” can be grim. The holidays are a distant memory, and now you have to slog through a barrage of dark, frigid days until spring makes its glorious appearance.

    To escape that persistent winter funk, shake off that heated Snuggie and take a trip to the garden center. Studies suggest that stocking your home full of humble houseplants can boost your mood, big time — not to mention make your space feel cleaner, brighter, and healthier. HouseLogic (click on link to read more)

    Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds 

    In spring, gardens burst into life. Weeds do too, and they can be the bane of a gardener’s existence. Rather than waging an all-out war, our efforts to manage weeds can be more effective when we understand the roles they play in our ecosystem. Houzz

    Splurge or Save: Valentine’s Day Wines for Every Budget 

    Picking out a bottle of wine is overwhelming in general, but the pressure mounts even more when you’re buying one for an intimate Valentine’s Day date. Whether you plan to go all out this year or secretly impress your S.O. with a cheap-but-delicious wine, we found great options at every price point, from Champagne to rosé. Cheers! HGTV 

    Sale Pending: What Does It Mean & Should You Make an Offer?

    Today’s consumers discover the words “contingent” or “pending” online, and they don’t always know what it means.

    Many buyers assume that “sale pending” means the property is no longer available. But that’s not always the case.

    If you’ve fallen in love with a home that shows as pending, don’t immediately rule it out. Here’s what you need to know to decide if a “sale pending” home is still worth pursuing. Zillow

    How To Throw The Best Galentine’s Day Party

    NBC’s Parks & Recreationis no longer on the air, but it still has a huge impact, especially around February 14. That’s because the idea of Galentine’s Day originated on the show, which starred the brilliant Amy Poehler and often featured her championing her female friends and the friendships they shared. Yes, girl.

    It has been 7 years since the Galentine’s Day episode hit the air, and we’ve come to really appreciate the fictional-holiday-turned-real-holiday. If you’re preparing to celebrate but are unsure where to start, the following six tips will help you show the love to your closest gal pals this February. THINKelysian 

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