Remodeling Projects for Your Rental Property

You finally moved into your new, rented home! You are so excited to put you own personal stamp on the home to truly make it yours when you realize, technically, it isn’t yours. What’s a renter to do? Here are a few guidelines - specifically for renters - that will allow you … [Read more...]

4 Tile Ideas for a Luxurious Bathroom Remodel

Everyone knows that updated bathrooms are key to fetching top dollar for your home. Even if you don’t plan on listing your house in the near future, it may be time to make some upgrades. If your bathrooms are feeling a little dated or worse for wear, here are several tile … [Read more...]

Don’t Clean These Items With Vinegar

The cleaning capabilities of vinegar are legendary among savvy homeowners, providing a chemical-free, inexpensive alternative for cleaning a wide array of household items and belongings. That said, there are certain things you should never clean with vinegar. Keep this handy … [Read more...]

8 Mistakes that Decrease Your Home’s Value

Keeping up your home’s curb appeal shows more than pride of ownership. It shows respect for your neighbors – and when or if you decide to sell, a well-maintained home means it will sell faster and likely for top dollar. Similarly, maintaining your home’s interior is likely … [Read more...]

6 Surprising Fixes Using Hairspray

Hairspray is, of course, a beauty product for styling your hair. However, did you know that you could also use it as a DIY fix for some common problems? According to HomeAdvisor, here are six surprising ways to use hairspray at home: Keep Curtains Dust-Free. Many … [Read more...]

Young, Italian and Herding Sheep

Who says a down economy is always a bad thing? In Italy, a suffering job market has brought an old tradition back to life. Thanks to bleak employment prospects, about 3,000 Italian men under the age of 35 recently joined the ranks of the sheep herders. According to a recent … [Read more...]

Tips for Moving with Children

Moving into a new home can be a very exciting time. But it can also be very stressful. Add kids to the mix and it can become even more complicated. So how do you make sure your move runs smoothly? Follow these smooth-move tips.Make sure everyone is on the same page, and that … [Read more...]

The Blueprint for a Social Kitchen

Designing a kitchen that meets all the needs of a household is no easy feat. Aside from accommodating meal prep, most families today require space in their kitchens for entertaining, storing and completing paperwork, and surfing the Web – a truly “social” environment. How … [Read more...]

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...]