Author Archives: Debbie Prosser

The History of the NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges’ objective was … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 To-Dos for Hot Summer Days

When it’s hot outside, smart homeowners focus their energies inside on these four tasks. You know: Like taking advantage of your nice, cool basement. #1 Organize the Basement    The two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is the Fair Housing Act?

We’ve all heard about the Fair Housing Act or the Fair Housing Administration, but not everyone knows what exactly they are for or when they came about. In 1948, the Supreme Court heard the case Shelley v. Kramer and ruled … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First-Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying your first home is a really big deal. How do you know which loan is right for you? How do you swing the down payment? How do you ensure your offer isn’t too low or too high? What don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home & Yard

A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s 7 ways to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. … Continue reading

Posted in Home Owner Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

Posted in Home Owner Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

Posted in Prospective Homeowner Tips, Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July Fourth Hosting Tips

July Fourth Hosting Tips for New Homebuyers Who Now Have Space to Entertain By Ana DurraniJul 1, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic saw many homebuyers prioritizing square footage and outdoor space like never before. Some folks left the tight confines of the … Continue reading

Posted in Home Owner Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment