Toledo Real Estate Blog

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Deo Tolentino

    If you're considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes in how buyers communicate, share ...

  • Holiday Decorating Faux Pas to Avoid in Your New Home

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is in full swing. You've been imagining all the ways you can decorate your new home to celebrate the season, so to keep you and your family safe in your new place we've gathered this list of dangerous de...

  • Pinterest for Home Buyers and Sellers

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Pinterest for Home Buyers Some people are great at articulating exactly what they want in their next home. But some of us know what we want yet find it tough to explain that vision to someone else. It usually comes out something like this: “I’...

  • Pamper Your Home with More Spring Cleaning Tips

    BY Deo Tolentino

    We all love a good pampering. Your home is no different. A little spring sprucing gives you house that extra special attention it needs. Whether you start on the inside or the outside, give your home some special treatment and it will reward you with...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...

  • Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

    BY Deo Tolentino

    You know that you need to move, and the market is right to sell, but you’re not quite ready to pack up everything. After all, you still have to live in your home until it sells. So how do you get ready to sell without entirely disrupting your life?...

  • Should You Wait Until Spring to Put Your Home on the Market?

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Typically the end of the Holiday season and New Years signal the advent of Spring, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Spring Equinox might be the perfect option for you. Markets vary, so only your local professional real estate...

  • Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

    BY Deo Tolentino

    You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” t...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY Deo Tolentino

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider adding a vase of ros...

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Deo Tolentino

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that need attention. Keep in mind ...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Deo Tolentino

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Tips for Home Sellers

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to ...

  • Buying a Vacation Home

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Do you dream of lazy summer afternoons spent admiring ocean views from your veranda? Or maybe you love the idea of snuggling by your own fireplace after hitting the slopes all afternoon. It may finally be time for you to buy that vacation home you...

  • Changing Your Address

    BY Deo Tolentino

    There’s so much to think about when you’re moving, from making sure all your belongings arrive in one piece to getting the utilities set up in your new home. It can seem like your to-do list never ends. But one important step that you shouldn’t...

  • Seller’s To-Do List

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Are you getting ready to sell your home? If you are, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks ahead of you. While selling your home is a big job, you can make it easier by taking it one step at a time. We’ve put together a simple ...

  • How To Be a Good Neighbor During Renovations

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Whether you’re renovating a home you just purchased, or you’re sprucing up your house in preparation to sell, there’s no denying that renovations can be a big job. And those big jobs can often cause big headaches, for both you and your neighb...

  • What To Ask When Buying New Construction

    BY Deo Tolentino

    There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have to deal with the problems that older homes ca...

  • How To Stage a Bathroom

    BY Deo Tolentino

    There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom is ugly, outdated or dirty, it can really turn-off a would-be buyer. If you’re getting ready...