Flip this house: How to get yours on the market by Mark Schmidt

It's no secret. Spring is in the air and as the azaleas begin to show their faces, house hunters are popping out of the woodwork too. Traditionally, spring is the best time to put your house on the market. According to The Huffington Post, homes sold during the first half of May were purchased at about one percent more the average listing and sold 18.5 days more quickly. So, if you're thinking about upgrading to a bigger and better custom home, now is the time to get going on flipping your current property for the highest return on your renovations.

Need a little help figuring out what renovations to do to sell your property for a maximum price with a minimal budget? Follow these steps...

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Three steps to pick the perfect paint by Mark Schmidt

Each year, Pantone names one single color of the year. Just one. (Well, with the exception of this year when they named two–Rose Quartz and Serenity.) And whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, you feel this pressure–on a personal level–too. 

Just one color per room (maybe two, if you choose to paint an accent wall). There are more than 50 shades of gray in your local home improvement's collection. And that’s just gray! So how is it that you’re going to you decide on the perfect paint color when looking at that illuminated rainbow mirage of samples in Home Depot or Sherwin Williams? It's easier than you think! Try these three easy steps to pick the perfect paint for your room:

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