How to Choose the Right Lender

When buying a home, choosing the right lender is very important. You'll be committing to paying off a home loan for the next 15 or 30 years, so make sure you have a lender that is the best one you can find. Numbers, numbers everywhere: Obviously, there are going to be … [Read more...]

Home Staging: To Do or Not to Do?

Strategically staging your home is a sure-fire way to help your home sell faster at the best possible price. Consider the following staging do’s and don’ts for maximum benefit: Do This… Hang a mirror on the wall opposite the front door - or in a location close to the … [Read more...]

Is Being a Morning Person in Your DNA?

We all know a “morning person”—chipper, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, eager to take on the day early. How do they do it? Recent research suggests it isn’t by sheer will. “Morningness” may actually be wired to our DNA! 23andMe, a personal genetics company, identified … [Read more...]

4 Signs a House May Be a Lemon

When you’re buying a home, one of the worst possible scenarios is a dream house that turns out to be a lemon. While the term usually refers to a home that looks great but is hiding some internal, serious flaws, there are actually red flags you can watch out for—that will … [Read more...]

Inspire Your Inner Athlete

Making healthy lifestyle changes is not always easy, but any new habit starts with altering your mindset. If exercise is new territory for you, stay engaged with your routine by finding your inner athlete. After a few weeks, you’ll be surprised at how fit you are! Start … [Read more...]

4 Completely Free Ways to Treat Yourself

While an indulgent day at the spa or a tropical beach vacation may be what comes to mind when you think of rest and relaxation, self-care doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are many small, virtually cost-free things you can do at a moment’s notice when you feel the … [Read more...]

4 Common Electrical Repairs & Tips to Fix Them

When you live in a home a long time, there are bound to be some quirks that you learn to accept. They may be little things that you always planned on taking care of but never got around to. Well, if your home is for sale, it’s time to address these issues, and some of … [Read more...]

Why Drinking Plenty of Water is Important

Consuming enough water can allow your body to function as it should and help you stay healthy. These are some of the many reasons why it’s important to stay hydrated. Oral Health, Digestion and Weight Loss Saliva helps to break down food and wash away food particles to … [Read more...]

Budgeting for Home Improvement

When calculating the cost of homeownership, it's important to include not only everyday costs, such as mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes, but also inevitable home-repair expenses. Some of the most common home repairs involve plumbing fixtures, patios, fences … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

If, as is often the case, your home is your biggest investment, it stands to reason you want to protect it against damage, theft or other disasters. Your lender, who also has a stake in the property, wants to protect it, too. In fact, they will require proof of insurance … [Read more...]