Home smart home.

It’s used to be that a house could get by with a high school education, or maybe a few years of college. But these days home buyers demand the problem solving, critical thinking, and technical skills that only a house with a graduate-level education can provide.

What a difference a day makes.

If last fall I had told my clients looking for homes in the wonderful mid-Peninsula city of Wonderfulville that prices would go up 10 percent as soon as January 1 rolled around, they would have been…skeptical. And I would have understood their…skepticism. But I would have been right.

What’s in a color?

Colors go in and out of style, sometimes remarkably quickly, but their effect on your perception of a room stays the same. I probably see more homes in a year than most people see in a lifetime, and I’ll give you my take on the colors that are this year’s top designer choices.