Our weekly round-up of real estate-related tips and advice from around the web- Enjoy!
9 Ways to Nail This Whole Family Dinner Thing – houzz
In an ideal world, your family would sit down at a reasonable hour every night for a hot, made-from-scratch meal. There’d be no phones or TV. Nobody would be fidgeting. And conversation would be fun, interesting and a reminder to everyone of how much they love and appreciate one another. The reality for many people is more like meatloaf hitting the fan. Unpredictable work schedules, after-school sports practices, last-minute grocery trips, fidgety children and distracting screens can make family dinners something to dread rather than look forward to.
The Home’s Appraisal Value Is Less Than My Offer, Now What? – Forbes
It’s a nightmare situation: You’ve spent months searching for your dream house, finally get an offer accepted, and then…the house doesn’t appraise for the agreed-upon price.
Calling It: This Design Trend Will Be Everywhere – MY DOMAINE
Green paint colors are making a comeback. When Pantone announced Greenery as its 2017 Color of the Year, the bright, grassy shade tapped into our desires to connect our homes with nature. Another year, another excuse to buy a succulent! (Am I right?) But even though we always endorse adding a little more plant life to your space, we think it might be time for a bolder move: green paint.
The Early Bird’s Guide to Selling a Home – realtor
Spring brings out home buyers en masse. But in these waning days of winter, many home sellers are still hibernating. Well, it’s time to wake up! Although technically the peak home-buying period is still a few months away, the time to get your home in shape to sell is right now.
Top Winter Insurance Claims (and How to Give Them The Cold Shoulder) – Zillow
Many homeowners face a particular set of perils in wintertime — potential mishaps that could lead to property damage, insurance claims, and even lawsuits. Take a look at some of the most notorious winter home-insurance claims, then learn how to reduce your risk.