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Creative Ideas for Monetizing Your Home, Home Design, and Home Improvement

Creative Ideas for Monetizing Your Home, Home Design, and Home Improvement

When you think about using your home as the basis of a money-making venture, you probably think about renting it out as an Airbnb or long-term rental. But there are ways you can make money off your home online, too. Here are some ideas for monetizing your home while keeping the majority of your activity in a digital space.

Start a home improvement website.

If you enjoy interior design and home improvement, you may find it both lucrative and personally satisfying to document your projects in video, photographs, or informative blog posts. 

4 Essential Tips for Throwing Amazing, Safe Summer Celebrations

4 Essential Tips for Throwing Amazing, Safe Summer Celebrations

Are you looking to throw some awesome parties this summer? Setting the tone begins with a great atmosphere, so think about how you’re going to address both how the environment looks and how it feels. Hosting a party can be a lot of fun, as long as everyone stays out of harm’s way. To prevent accidents and health hazards from ruining your celebrations, and to create an environment that is truly festive, try following these tips for planning a safe, fun summer gathering.
Is Your Home Office Meeting-Ready? Tips for Staging Your Space

Is Your Home Office Meeting-Ready? Tips for Staging Your Space

Running a business out of your home comes with a ton of benefits, but it can also lead to some new responsibilities. For example, if your business relies on meeting with clients, either virtually or in person, you’ll need a suitable space in which to do so. Your home office can’t just be designed with productivity in mind — it also has to reflect your business’s brand.

 

Staging your office for meetings is an important business move. Home Staging Warehouse is happy to provide the tools and resources you need to give your office the right look.

 

Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.

4 Steps to Safely Show Real Estate During a Pandemic

4 Steps to Safely Show Real Estate During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way real estate showings are managed. In some states, open houses are prohibited unless a property is unoccupied or vacant. Masks and social distancing are mandatory for prospective buyers and their agents. In other states, rules are looser for home tours and showings.

When you're allowed to conduct home showings and tours, take extra steps to protect your clients and yourself from coronavirus. Here are four steps to conduct the safest real estate showings while the pandemic is active.

Develop and Circulate Your Safety Plans

The National Association of Realtors and other property-related organizations have developed detailed guidelines to help agents and sellers create safe showing protocols. Read through professional materials on COVID-19 precautions to create individualized safety plans for your showings.

Can Your House Be Stolen on Paper? Yes, it can.

Can Your House Be Stolen on Paper? Yes, it can.

Home Title Fraud: What It Is, How It Works, What to Look for and How to Protect Yourself

You may have heard the late-night commercials warning you that your home could be stolen out from under you, that a thief could lay claim to your home's title and leave you bankrupt and in foreclosure. You may have even considered signing up for a protection service that monitors your deed and promises protection from this insidious form of identity theft. But is there any truth to all of this? Can thieves really sign on to your title and sell your home while you remain blissfully unaware?

The bad news is that home title fraud, also known as deed theft, is indeed real, and it is a growing threat to homeowners and to the owners of second homes and investment properties. If you own real estate, you do need to be aware of the dangers, and you do need to take steps to protect yourself.

Sell Your House Fast: 7 People You Need on Your Team

Sell Your House Fast: 7 People You Need on Your Team

So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Congratulations! Before you start playing with a mortgage calculator to see how much you can afford on your next home, you’ll want to know how to sell your current home fast. Ideally, you’re looking to list your home, generate interest quickly from potential buyers, and in a perfect world, a bidding war will ensue and you will get more than the asking price for your house. But before all of this can happen, you’re going to want to spend some time gathering a team of people who can help you along the way.