No matter how excited you are to move into your new place, your first few weeks will probably feel foreign and, well, a little weird. Celebrating a birthday, planting a garden, or decorating for the holidays will help that "new-house feeling" fade, but waiting for a milestone requires a little too much patience. Here's how you can feel settled and happy — even while you're living among boxes.

1. St...

Have you heard that you can sell your home with an agent for 1% of the sale price? Have you also read the fine print? There may be some information that has been left out...

July 25, 2018

It’s one of the age-old debates in real estate – single story versus double story.

Both property styles have their own unique benefits and disadvantages which must be taken into account as you consider which type of property to purchase as an investment. Whether a one-story home is a better investment depends on many different factors, including personal taste, the local real estate market, and l...

We’ve all seen those photos on Instagram and Facebook, the ones with those lush, green indoor plants spilling all over the kitchen and living room of some loft in the city or adorable home in the suburbs. Although indoor gardens seem to be trending, people have been using plants and succulents as a way to decorate their homes for years now. An indoor urban jungle is a perfect way to add a little l...

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

Chances are, you'll be too tired to unpack your things. You'll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you're going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It's also a great way to...

July 23, 2018

When it comes to making magic happen during a kitchen remodel, there is a lot that can be cooked up - there are oodles of options. There's also a lot that can go wrong.

Here are my 10 key tips to avoid getting burned on a kitchen remodel:

1. Don’t Overspend

Before you start planning, consider the market and decide whether a low-, medium-, or high-end kitchen remodel makes the most sense. Costs can ru...

Most people want to become homeowners at some point in their lives, but many believe that owning a home is too expensive for them. Despite this perception, buying a house is one of the most important elements of achieving financial stability, even for people with relatively low incomes. Here are five of the top reasons you should stop paying rent and buy a home as soon as possible.

1. Renting is Fa...

Often a neglected room when it comes to home makeovers, the laundry room has come into its own as a hub for organization, clean-up, storage, and doing the laundry, of course. Whether your laundry room is located in your basement, next to the kitchen or squeezed into an upstairs closet, here are some thrifty and efficient tips to consider when updating your laundry area.

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Room for a nursery? Check. Good school district? Check. Home buyers with kids (or who hope to have kids soon) know to look for properties with certain kid-friendly characteristics ... but do you know all the things you should check?

Confession: I actually ended up buying a home that I thought would be perfect for my family, but once I moved in, I realized it was missing certain things tha...

July 18, 2018

10 Ways To Protect Your Home While On Vacation
 

Keep your home from being a target with these easy tips.

The season of long weekends and beach getaways is upon us, and the last thing any homeowner wants to imagine when they’re soaking in the sun or taking a dip at the lake is a burglar snooping around their empty home. While there is no use in being paranoid about your belongings while you’re away,...

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