Category: Homeowner How-To's

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

As winter draws closer and brings colder weather with it, many homeowners start thinking about home maintenance, which is a great way to protect one of your greatest investments. Most of these steps can be done by homeowners or for a low cost that will ultimately save you time, help

Infographic: 10 Easy Home Staging Tips

Elizabeth Macaulay, one of Home Bay’s seasoned agents, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Sarah Mueller (@earlybirdmom) of the Decluttering Club.  Sarah is passionate about simplifying and encourages people daily in their own efforts to organize and focus on what really matters through her blog, Early Bird

Homeowner How-To's: Landscaping for Your Zone

Thinking about landscaping? A plush, green lawn adorned with the right plants and greenery can really take your home’s curb appeal to the next level–which is especially beneficial if you’re thinking about selling in the near future. Still, maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn can be challenging,

Homeowner How-To's: Basic Plumbing Fixes

As a homeowner, it’s always good to know how to fix common issues. Even if you aren’t very handy, there are some basic plumbing issues you can troubleshoot without having to call a plumber. From a leaky faucet to a toilet that won’t stop running, here are

Homeowner How-Tos: California Landscaping Advice

Whether you’re looking to beautify your yard for your own enjoyment or you’re doing some pre-sale renovations, landscaping is one of the easiest ways to accomplish your goal. Nothing makes a house more charming than a blooming, thriving yard. And while gardening can be mysterious, you really just

Homeowner How-To's: Picking Patio Furniture

There are lots of options when it comes to picking patio furniture that perfectly compliments your outdoor space – but how do you decide what to buy? This post will take a look at a variety of popular patio furniture materials and will explain the pros and cons of each. Types