Do you like music? Who doesn’t, right? Music sets the tone for any situation. When stressed, it can calm the nerves; when ready to party, it can get you dancing; when getting married, it’s the perfect backdrop to love. Did you also know that music has the power to make you some money? But it might not be in the way you think. Continue reading
Yes, we’re talking about the matching set of knives, spoons, and forks that you’ve been using (or storing for a special occasion) for many years. Antique dealers, as well as gold and silver exchanges, have seen an influx of sterling silver flatware coming through the doors in recent years. It seems that the generation of today is less concerned with keeping pieces in the family and more concerned with unburdening their load; especially when it comes to a lucrative monetary exchange. Continue reading
Through life’s uncertain circumstances, you’ve found yourself in charge of your parent’s estate. Maybe they’ve moved into a retirement community, or maybe they’ve left this world and gone on to a better place. Either way, they left behind a lot of stuff and the idea of going through every nook and cranny of their estate has left you with more anxiety than you care to handle. Continue reading
Are you ready to downsize from your large home to a smaller condo? Have all of the kids left the nest, never to return? Have you worked your last day and are ready to retire? Are you dreaming of taking a long vacation to a distant land?
If the answer to any of these question is “yes,” we have only one question for you: What are you planning to do with your estate? Continue reading
There you are, wandering around an estate sale when you see it; a gorgeous painting that looks like it was done by one of the Masters. You try to hide your excitement and casually stroll over. At this price, can it possibly be real? Or are the sellers just unaware that this is a true gem?
Discovering a hidden art treasure is like finding a needle in a haystack. Most of the works are priced well if they are truly authentic. If the price is too good to be true, it often is. But every so often, a person can get lucky and find just the right piece at just the right price. Continue reading
Are you considering purchasing some pearl jewelry? Have a family heirloom that might have real pearls? There are a few visual tests you can do to determine whether what you have is a fake or the ‘real deal’. Continue reading
Are you getting ready for an estate sale? Whether you are simply downsizing your home or you have sadly lost a loved one, you may find yourself needing to let go of a whole house of furniture, paintings, dishes, jewelry, and other valuables. In order to get ready for this, here are a few steps you should follow: Continue reading
Contrary to what many people think, the majority of estate sales are done while the homeowner is still well and alive. With some professional organization, one can easily and quickly downsize and make a great profit in the process. Continue reading
When life comes full circle, or when it comes to an abrupt end, those we leave behind are left to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts and try to move forward. If someone you love has passed on through death, or has decided to pass on through divorce, you might find yourself with a lot of their possessions without any clue what to do with them. Continue reading