11 Steps to Downsizing Your House

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Suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might feel cavernous. If you're starting to dream about trading in your rambling old house for a smaller cottage or new condo, here are the steps...
When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Home?

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Is now the best time to sell your home? That's an intensely personal question that depends on a number of factors -- many of them beyond your control. In 2006, some sellers might have been wondering if they...
Should You Manage Your Own Vacation Rental?

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People have been buying vacation rental properties to generate extra income for decades, but the emergence of Airbnb and other websites that let you book private rooms or entire private homes directly online...
How To Nail Seller Pricing?

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When a seller gets ready to list a house on the market, chances are they've got dollar signs dancing in their heads, and that might be a problem for an honest real estate agent who doesn't want to inflate a...
What's a BPO and why would I need one?

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There are a lot of acronyms in real estate -- and they don't always make sense to people outside of the industry. If you've heard of a BPO but you aren't sure what it is or why you might need one, we're here...
The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...