Home for the Holidays

Laurie WallCommunity Life

Selling Your Home During the Holidays - Child Making Christmas Cookies

The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy being with family and friends. But after a big move, it can be hard to get into the holiday spirit. Here are some tips to help you make your new house a home this holiday season. Unpack and … Read More

Smart Home Features that Sell

Laurie WallBuying and Selling, Design

Are you in the process of selling your home – or thinking about it? Selling your home can be stressful, especially if you need to sell it quickly. When selling a home, you always think about what will appeal to a potential buyer. Whether it … Read More

Decorating After You’ve Downsized

Laurie WallDesign

House a Home - Armchair with Decorative Pillow

Downsizing can be an emotional experience. Chances are that you’re going to a smaller place because there’s been a major shift in your life. Try to embrace the change rather than be overwhelmed by it. See this as an opportunity to begin a whole new life rather … Read More

What Affects Your Home Value?

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

Selling Your Home - front of house with great landscaping for curb appeal

If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to find out what your present home is worth. The value of your property will determine how quickly it sells and for how much. Knowing the factors that affect property value can also help you find your next home. Here … Read More

Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

Do you remember going away to college? Moving for the first time as a young professional? The excitement, the adventure? It seems like the older and more established we get, the bigger, more complex our moves get too. So many of us try to handle … Read More

The 5 W’s of Downsizing

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

In our society, where bigger often means better, downsizing your home may seem counterintuitive. Think of all the TV shows about house hunting. Potential home buyers are always complaining that the houses don’t have enough space. Have you ever heard anyone complain that they had too much? … Read More

Kitchens: Low Cost, Big Impact Upgrades

Laurie WallRemodeling

House a Home - Kitchen Remodel

When your kitchen begins to feel boring or outdated, it’s time to infuse a little life back into it. Major renovations and upgrades can cost a lot of money, but it’s not necessary to break the bank in order to spruce up your kitchen. Here are seven … Read More

Back to School Organization

Laurie WallCleaning and Organization

Children things hanging on wall and stacked in room

Summer break was great and school is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about new clothes, notebooks, pencils, and other supplies. But getting the kids out the door every morning can be quite a challenge. If you want to avoid some of … Read More

Helping Kids Prepare for a Move

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

Sell My Home - kids playing in moving boxes

Let’s be honest: moving is stressful, and adding kids to the mix can make it even more so. But preparing kids to move doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Check out these tips to make your move as painless as possible. How Does Moving Affect Kids? … Read More