December 6, 2019

The holidays are quickly approaching and you've likely been thinking about throwing a party or hosting a dinner to celebrate. If you have a small space, like an apartment, holiday entertaining can sometimes feel daunting. From having a space to serve food to ensuring that people have enough space to mingle, small apartments can make you feel like hosting isn't in the cards for you. 

Thankfully, we...

November 10, 2019

Here's how to care for your outdoor furniture so it lasts-- come rain or shine!

Yes, outdoor furniture is made for the outdoors. But that doesn't mean it's invincible. Learn how to buy and care for it so that you won't be embarrassed the next time you invite friends over for an alfresco shindig.

What to look for before you buy:

Make sure all your outdoor furniture is made to weather the natural eleme...

April 24, 2019

About 60% of people looking to buy a home are willing to consider a property that needs renovating as rising prices make it harder to afford a turn-key listing, according to Move.com.

Most of them were inspired to take on the projects by watching TV home renovation shows on networks like HGTV, according to the report.

“Whether it is seeing the project unfold in a tidy 30-minute segment, or just gett...

Sometimes more is not better, and when it comes to clutter, that is definitely the case. When it comes to decluttering, though, many of us cringe at the thought of sorting through all our stuff, and it could be tempting to hire someone else to take it on for you. However, you can DIY your decluttering without any angst. Here’s how to ensure the task is enjoyable and doesn’t drag you down.

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Everything you need to do to keep your home and yard in tip-top shape this summer.

With the change of each season comes a new set of maintenance tasks for your home. Now that summer's here, you'll want to prepare your home and yard for the onslaught of summer heat. From air-conditioner upkeep to hanging a clothesline, these simple chores will help keep your home happy and healthy.

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It turns out there are plenty of ways to buffer your home from the heat without racking up your electric bill...

It’s a conundrum of life that the older you get, the more difficult it becomes to establish new friendships. Sure, you probably still meet a lot of people through your job or just being out and about, but the kinds of deep relationships that came so easily in childhood are rarer to come by as you age. It’s a problem that most adults face, and one that only becomes exacerbated after a relocation. I...

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!

If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions...

When it comes time to prepare your home for sale, you want to ensure it’s in the best possible shape by the time you show it. This way, when a potential buyer asks about the property’s condition, they know it is ready to be sold without much work left to be done.

After all, most buyers would prefer not to have to deal with any functional issues before they move in. Before showing your home, conside...

General home inspectors basically look for signs of damage and defects. If they spot something significant, or something that lies outside of their scope of expertise, they'll often refer you to a specialist to investigate further and fully diagnose the problem. For example, a home inspector might see evidence of wood damage but suggest that you call in a pest expert to see what sort of critter is...

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