Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make, it’s also one of the easiest. If you’re wondering how to turn your landscape into one of your home’s most valuable assets, here are some tips to get you started. 1. Match Landscape to Your Home’s Style The best way to get an excellent return on investment with landscaping is to make sure it fits with your home’s style. For instance, if you own a Victorian home, a Japanese garde

3 Crucial Reasons You Should Buy a Home Before 2017 Ends

Buying a house in 2017 will feel kind of like you've jumped onto the subway just as the doors were closing. Your heart's pounding and you're winded from the race, but you made it—just in time. OK, so maybe that's a little exaggerated. But here's the thing: Interest rates have begun to rise and will likely climb higher. Inventory is low and could shrink more. And home prices? Well, home prices are increasing—and they're not predicted to fall any time soon. If you don't jump aboard the real estate train now, you might be too late. “It’s tough to buy a home today in most places in the country because there are so few homes for sale,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for®. “But i

Send your Clutter on Vacation

Whether you are thinking of selling your home or want to stay in your current home, it’s always a good idea to tidy up and clear the clutter. Summer is quickly approaching, and along with it, the busiest time of the year. Kids are out of school, people are looking for new opportunities, and real estate agents, such as those at One Realty Group, are gearing themselves up for the busy market. Because there is a lot of competition during summer, with many houses up for sale, sellers should strive to make their home as inviting as possible. As much as you love your knick-knacks and decorations, buyers will not be impressed. As Professional Organizer, Lisa Dodson states, “Clear the clutter, clear

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