stickywire

Los Angeles, California  ·  Sign In  ·  Join Now  ·  StickyWire.com

Real Estate

Where’s the laundry room?

Posted on Monday December 3, 2012
There are some fundamentals to take into account when siting a laundry room or when considering a home to buy. Read more »

What's a cottage worth to you?

Posted on Tuesday June 12, 2012
How much would you sacrifice to own a cottage? Some surveys have asked this question and the answers are fascinating. Read more »

Real costs of a new home

Posted on Monday May 21, 2012
If your total housing cost is more than one third of everything you have coming in, common wisdom says you are budgeting too high: cut it down! Read more »

How to age firewood

Posted on Monday May 21, 2012
Firewood should age for at least one year after cutting, splitting and stacking before burning. Harder woods including maple and oak should be aged up to two years. Read more »

Can you buy a home by email?

Posted on Monday May 7, 2012
Can a person buy property by email, especially without viewing it? This may be a critical question for a prospective buyer searching for a foreclosed, investment or hot property as so many are these days. Read more »

When all the home's a stage

Posted on Monday May 7, 2012
While the seller is making the home look good with staging, the buyer should take a good look so he or she is not overcome with the stage and forget the purpose of the visit – to purchase a real home. Read more »

Satellite dishes on your balcony? Check first

Posted on Saturday April 28, 2012
You have moved into a condominium unit and want to place a satellite dish on your balcony. Wait, it is usually not that easy. Read more »

Doorway to first impressions

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2012
A front door can make or break the first impression of a house. Read more »

Make every square foot count

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2012
How do you turn a small condo unit or unfurnished rental suite into a comfortable home with a big look and feel? Read more »

Puddles in the yard, start worrying

Posted on Monday April 23, 2012
If you are shopping for a new home in the spring, watch for puddles in the yard. Silly advice when all you are interested in is the inside of the house? Not if you know how much it costs to regrade a property or repair a flooded basement. Read more »

Real costs of a new home

Posted on Saturday April 21, 2012
If your total housing cost is more than one third of everything you have coming in, common wisdom says you are budgeting too high: cut it down! Read more »

Renovation Tips: choose the right fixtures

Posted on Saturday April 14, 2012
If you are renovating a bathroom or kitchen or even a closet, you will need fixtures that fit the space and that will be as efficient as possible in the operation of the whole house. Read more »

When ‘mod’ is too much

Posted on Saturday April 14, 2012
Whether you are renovating to help the sale of a home or to add value to a sale far in the future, don’t be too trend conscious. Read more »

Renovation Tips: prepare properly

Posted on Thursday April 12, 2012
Good preparation is essential for any construction or repair job at your home. Read more »

Room in the attic

Posted on Monday April 9, 2012
Many homeowners today are adding space to their houses by blowing out the back, digging down to enlarge a basement or turning the insulation-filled, raw attic space into a second or third floor. Read more »

Homes contract and expand

Posted on Monday April 9, 2012
Homes are living things that respond to the environment and the more we understand this, the more we can protect our homes and enjoy living in them. Read more »

Signs of poor contractors – upfront payments, poor estimates

Posted on Monday April 9, 2012
If you are asked for a large payment in advance of the work by a contractor, beware. Read more »

Signs of poor contractors – what’s that name again?

Posted on Monday April 9, 2012
By changing their company name, a contractor can stay in business for many years, ripping off customers with great abandon. Read more »

Renovation? Know what lies ahead

Posted on Monday April 9, 2012
If you are thinking of renovation in order to flip a home, do the math and consider carefully what you are taking on. Read more »

Texture as a fix for wonky walls

Posted on Tuesday March 27, 2012
As a home seller, you should realize that the imperfections in the walls of your house are going to deflate the price you can ask for the place. Read more »