Entries by Cransten Editor

Smart Home Vs. Smart Device

In 2016, there were over 80 million smart devices installed into U.S. homes. To say that smart homes is a growing trend is an understatement. However, time and time again, customers are entering this new space called a “Smart Home” only to realize that what they thought was smart isn’t as smart as they thought.

Why Should You Invest in Home Security?

At Cransten, we know the safety of you and your family is always at the forefront of your mind. Whether you live alone and could benefit from an extra set of eyes or you have new little ones who you want to keep extra safe, there are many reasons you should protect your home with […]

5 Tips For Moving

Moving to a new place is a very exciting step that we take in our lives. It gives us the opportunity to start fresh and build up from the bottom. However, along with the elation of the move comes the stress and commotion of having to carry out the actual moving process. We have come […]

Prepping Your Patio For Summer

Summer is officially in full swing. That means it’s time for BBQ’s, evening dinner parties, and nightly relaxation sessions. Without question, the best place to host these events is your patio. Now you may be ready for these activities, but is your patio? We are going to share with you the top six patio trends […]

Reasons Why People Move To A New Home

What makes people switch from one place to another? What is it that persuades couples to relocate to a new home? There may be a number of reasons, such as, finances, security, lifestyle, etc. According to the latest research conducted by Centre for Cities in residential housing, we have highlighted below a few insights into […]

Tips for a Smooth Move

Take Notes For Your Move Contact Information Make sure to note the name of your shipping company, contact information, shipment registration number, and van foreman. That way if you need to contact or communicate with them about questions you can have the information available.

Things to Look For in a Real Estate Agent

Experience Level Sometimes you just can’t beat or replace the positives that come along with experience. Especially when buying or selling a home, you want to deal with a professional who has enough transactions under their belt to give you the confidence that you are making the right decision. If you try working with someone […]

Real Estate 101

Definition and Demographics of Real Estate: Real Estate, also known as realty, is defined as land plus anything permanently fixed to it, including buildings, sheds and other items attached to the structure. There are different classifications of real estate such as raw land, residential, commercial, and industrial. Types of real estate include but are not […]

Quick Tips to Selling a Home

Make the House Show Well Clean up the clutter. If there are minor upgrades and repairs you can do, often, they can help re-sale value. Sometimes, if there is enough of a return, it may make sense to do some re-modeling as well. Overall, just make sure your house looks good, clean, presentable, and make […]