The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid:
Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to place a hot pad under a pan that’s fresh out of the oven and the edges can chip off from repeat... read more
Going green is great for the environment, but that's not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.
Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs are very low, and a typical system could save you hundreds of dollars per year. You can even sell your surplus electricity.
Wood furnace: Wood-burning furnaces are relatively inexpensive, and t... read more
Starting out as a rookie real estate professional may seem daunting because competition is getting stiffer by the day. With experienced REALTORS® taking over the market, it's not easy to hang on and carve a niche for yourself. Here are some tips that can not only help you survive, but thrive:
Study the market
Before entering the field, study the market. You have to be knowledgeable about a variety of industry-related topics. Apart from following the code of ethics, you need to have an... read more
We all fantasize about the day we finally find our dream home. Whether you’re looking for white picket fences or wide-open spaces, grand foyers or modest entryways – CB Hearthside can help you find the perfect home for you and your loved ones. Finding that dream home might not always come easy, especially if there are options in the marketplace. But in the end, it’s all worth it. Here’s a guide to help make it a little easier:
Why are you purchasing a new home?
Maybe you ... read more