It’s officially summer! And there’s nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation’s majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of… a 30 foot bowling pin?!
That’s right! We’ve compiled this list of the world’s largest (and weirdest) roadside attractions in each state. How many have you visited? And, which do you plan to see this summer? Tell us in the comments below!
There are hundreds of articles dedicated to helping seller’s agents get their listings ready for home showings. Seller’s agents can use these resources to learn how to stage a house, the best ways to market a home using new channels like Snapchat and even how to create a signature house scent. But what about buyer’s agents? Here are 5 tips that will help you prepare for your next buyer’s tour while impressing clients with your property knowledge and market expertise.
Everybody reading this sentence has his or her own version of what could be called a “man cave.” Urban dictionary defines man cave as “a room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies or activities without interruption. This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interference from any female influence.”
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re taking a peek at the man caves of famous celebrities who are also fathers. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on how to transform any room into your very own man cave!
Anne-Marie and her partner spent the better part of a year looking for a dream home in Longmont, CO that fit their budget.
They had a property under contract when they discovered that a former occupant had been a methamphetamine smoker. It was then discovered (through independent testing) that the former occupant was not only smoking meth, but cooking it also. The property’s Housefax Report shows this activity (but to our surprise, the DEA website does not.)
Professional meth lab cleanup contractors estimate that about 90% of meth labs are never discovered, and their tenants will likely never know about their homes’ toxicity. Clean up costs can easily exceed $30,000 to make the home healthy again. But even a cleaned up meth lab can pose serious health risks.
So how can you protect you and your family from this growing epidemic? Always run a Housefax Report first on a property you’re interested in buying or renting. Here are a few other things you need to know….
The real estate industry has a popular saying: “All’s fair in love, war and real estate.” For buyers, getting into a bidding war can be brutal…except for one lucky winner. In today’s heated market, homes in sought-after neighborhoods can command multiple offers and the sold price often well exceeds the asking price.
So how do you come out on top? Here’s our favorite expert advice from the pros including TV’s most favorite real estate agent, Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy. Oh and don’t forget to download the “Ultimate Resource Guide to Winning a Bidding War.” Continue reading
Tired of other agents winning YOUR listings? Want to increase the quality of your leads? Then it’s time you became a Housefax PRO!
When you offer Housefax Reports as part of your services, you build trust, boost buyer confidence and sell more homes. Here’s what else you can expect as a Housefax PRO.
Ok moms, confession time! Everyone needs a trip to the spa now and then. But what if you could go to the spa every day —in your own bathroom? Every Mom’s dream, right? Check out these 7 simple (and affordable) tips for turning your bathroom into your own private spa retreat just in time for Mother’s Day! Continue reading
Calling all “A Christmas Story” fans! The house featured in the 1983 classic holiday film “A Christmas Story” is now accepting overnight guests. Sure, it’s only May, but who could resist spending the night in Ralphie or Randy’s bed? Before you sign-up, check out the Housefax Report to help you plan your stay:
- Has the house been in a fire? (cause you know, that furnace is pretty old)
- Where are the nearest schools? (so you can avoid neighborhood bully, Scut Farkus. And yes, our sources confirmed it’s Scut, not Scott…who knew?!)
- How well will your cell phone work? (you’ll need it for when you order Chinese food takeout)
Only Housefax Reports Contain 16M Fire Incidents Occurring Before 1999
A house fire, no matter how small or localized, has the ability to impact the whole house, with cascading effects that can linger for a long time. Potential homebuyers need to know if the house they are considering purchasing has had any damage related to a fire including electrical, smoke, water and even mold —not all of which is visible. (Check out the infograph below for more alarming house fire stats.) Continue reading
First impressions are as important for houses as they are for people. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to increase your home value or a seller looking to increase market price, the many benefits of landscaping are astonishing. And with spring finally here, now’s the perfect time to consider landscaping and other DIY projects to boost your home’s curb appeal. Check out this infographic that quantifies the value of good landscaping.
Special thanks to HouseHunt, HouseLogic, About.com, and the National Association of Realtors for this valuable information. Continue reading