Author: Mike Nichols

6 Features of a Kitchen Remodel That Are a Waste of Money

6 Features of a Kitchen Remodel That Are a Waste of Money

Kitchen remodels are always popular. The pandemic has increased home improvement projects even more as people embrace the idea of staying home more. While it’s easy to find inspiration for these kitchen remodels, there are great ways to save money and still create a beautiful, 

Should I Move For My Job?

Should I Move For My Job?

The question of moving for a new job is not uncommon. In the past few years, more and more companies are moving their entire operations out of high-tax states to those more business-friendly. Possible work-from-home options further complicate the decision to move with your company. 

Is My House Up to Code?

Is My House Up to Code?

Building codes change over time and for people who have owned their homes for a long time, they may not know if their home is out of code and if so, does it matter.  Building codes and violations from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and focus on 

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

Weekend TV lineups are filled with Do-It-Yourself home improvement programs. One home inspector used to call the results “six-pack projects.” While not all DIY projects end in disaster, some projects can harm home sales because buyers see these “improvements” as changes they will need to 

Fall 2022 Housing Market Update

Fall 2022 Housing Market Update

Buy now or wait! This is the question on all potential homebuyers’ minds this fall. Over the past few weeks, the mortgage interest rates have soared to a 14-year high. Excessive government spending combined with surging energy costs and rising inflation has caused many would-be 

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

With the spooky season just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to get your opinion on whether or not you’d buy a house if they claimed that there was an eerie presence living in their home. So let’s see how many think 

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement about owning a short-term rental as part of an investment portfolio. This marks a dramatic change from the traditional long-term rental model. As more travelers utilize vacation rentals instead of hotel chains for 

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

The solar panel industry has mushroomed over the past few years. Almostevery homeowner has at least considered adding solar panels to theirhome to take advantage of the energy savings they promise. But reducingenergy consumption with solar does not stop at solar panels on the roof.  

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Does it seem like you do everything possible to lower your electric bill and still see no measurable difference in your bill? The simple reason is you may have energy vampires in your home. The good news is these creepy creatures do not require a 

Inflation is Rising-Should I Still Buy A Home?

Inflation is Rising-Should I Still Buy A Home?

World events and government spending has led to soaring inflation. The Federal Reserve has only one tool in its arsenal to curb and reduce this trend – raising interest rates. While contemporary home buyers are accustomed to interest rates in the 2-4%, older homeowners remember