Author: Mike Nichols

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

A somewhat unexpected trend this past year has been an increased interest in owning houseplants. Decades ago, our parents’ homes were filled with pots of ferns, flowers, and even trees. This décor element is back! No longer are plants relegated to the herb pot in 

Can You Sell an Outdated House?

Can You Sell an Outdated House?

It seems that everywhere you turn there are companies who advertise buying ugly houses. These messages offer to quickly buy any house, regardless of the condition. The problem is that their offers are often significantly below market value. If you’re a seller whose home needs 

Things to Consider before Buying a Home Together

Things to Consider before Buying a Home Together

It used to be that couples first got married, and then bought a home together. No more! Modern couples no longer consider marriage a prerequisite for buying a home together. Buying a property together can complicate either a breakup or a divorce if not considered 

Fresh & Eclectic Design Trends for 2021

Fresh & Eclectic Design Trends for 2021

Recent interior design trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme. Mid-century modern furniture and accents have dominated the magazine covers and home shows as decorators have worked with their clients to bring this trend into their spaces. Yet, what to do about 

ABCs of Construction Loans

ABCs of Construction Loans

Building a home might sound like something reserved for the rich and famous, but the truth is, it might be easier than you think to get a construction loan. What is a construction loan?   Construction loans are short-term, higher-interest-rate mortgages that cover the cost 

Selling the Family Home?

Selling the Family Home?

Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your family understand how and why you made your decision. Including family members in the process can 

5 Tips to Create a Home Bar

5 Tips to Create a Home Bar

So many businesses have been affected by the events of 2020, causing permanent and temporary closures of many of our favorite spots—including the corner bar. The local watering hole has always been a great place to meet friends, watch sports, and unwind after work. Many 

Is the Suburbs right for you?

Is the Suburbs right for you?

The common assumption is that you live in the city when you’re young and then move to the suburbs when you’re ready to settle down. While no one can deny that raising children in an urban environment presents challenges, the truth is that not everyone 

After a Forbearnace

After a Forbearnace

Covid-19 has impacted homeowners across the country. With job losses and income reductions, many have taken advantage of the ability to enter a forbearance program with their lenders. During the forbearance program, the agreements state that no late fees will be assessed, and the balance 

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

“When can I consider my home sold? This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins.