What Exactly Is a Passive House?

In a day when eco-friendly seems to be a hard-selling catch phrase, you can understand why some homeowners would be getting green with their largest investments: Their homes. The Passive house, the most eco-friendly home option around, can cut the energy consumption of a … [Read more...]

Redoing The Kitchen? Take Your Counter Beyond Granite

For most of the past decade, at least, according to The Marble Institute, more than 75 percent of homeowners remodeling their kitchens have chosen granite for their counter tops. Given granite’s durability, longevity and good looks, that’s not surprising. But at $60 to … [Read more...]

6 Personality Traits That Turn Toxic into Tolerant

Is there a "Manipulative Mary" in your workplace? Or worse yet, an "Office Bully?" On-the-job stress can result in people developing "toxic personalities" that co-workers strive to avoid and employers pass by for promotions. Here are some positive personality traitsthat can … [Read more...]

Moving? Don’t Lose Sight of These Common Costs

Moving soon? It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a move (new house, new neighborhood, new Starbucks…yeah!), but don't lose sight of common moving costs.   Take, for instance, hiring a moving company. Your expense will vary based on distance, labor and … [Read more...]

Taking the Stress Out of Moving

Whether you moving to Northwest Florida or somewhere else in Florida, when it comes to moving, a little preparation goes a long way! You can save lots of precious time and energy by planning ahead and staying focused on details. Here are a few great time-saving tips that … [Read more...]

4 Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re looking to increase your home’s value without breaking the bank, pay attention to its curb appeal—or the way your home looks from the street. Not sure where to start? Here are four landscaping tips from Martin John Company that will go a long way toward helping … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Great Gift for New Homeowners

Thinking of getting a gift for a new homeowner in your life but not sure where to start? You’re not alone: Gift-giving can be seriously challenging. Even people who think they’re great at gift-giving often wind up just picking something they’dlike rather than really … [Read more...]

Can We Get a Pet? I Promise I’ll Take Care of It!

Being a parent means hearing the inevitable question, “Can we get a [insert pet here]?” Of course, this means you will have to take some responsibility no matter how many times your child promises to take care of the new family member. If you decide to take the plunge, … [Read more...]

Insider Tips From Cleaning Pros

Here are some Insider Tips from cleaning Pros for a clean that’s a cut above!  Who doesn’t like a squeaky clean house? Yet, no matter how hard we try, no amount of elbow grease seems to measure up to the job done by professional cleaners.  Add a drop of olive … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Help with Chances of Getting a Mortgage

        Here are 4 Ways to increase your chances of Getting a Mortgage.  Good Credit is required for a Mortgage Lender to approve you for a Mortgage.  The coronavirus pandemic has made a huge dent in the U.S. economy, but mortgage … [Read more...]