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Decorating with Light

Decorating with Light

Many homeowners don’t realize how much lighting affects the design and enjoyment of any room. The right lighting can truly enhance your décor and turn an otherwise boring room into your favorite space. If you’re not sure how to best…

How to Clean a Concrete Patio

How to Clean a Concrete Patio

Patio season is in full swing. Now is the time to enjoy your backyard with friends and family. But do you cringe every time you notice how dirty the concrete floor of your patio is? Not to worry – with…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home brings with it a sizable dose of uncertainty as well as a heaping helping of stress. It’s no wonder that home sellers can feel anxious or depressed during the process. Although it’s common to feel a little…

Screen in Your Porch

Screen in Your Porch

Do you feel like you’d get more use out of your porch if it were screened in? Screened in porches combine the best of indoor and outdoor rooms, and they can be affordable if you already have a porch. Here’s…

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Do you wish you could get a handle on the chaos inside your kitchen cabinets? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and want to start off with cabinets that are well organized. Whatever your motivation, it’s actually…

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Is painting the outside of your home on your to-do list this summer? There’s nothing that spruces up the exterior more than a fresh coat of paint, especially if you’re getting ready to sell. If you’re planning to do the…

Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

Do you dream of owning your own home, but feel like you’ll never have the money for a down payment? While saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are ways…

Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

As if buying or selling a home weren’t complicated enough, you also need to be vigilant about scams. There are scams everywhere, and some are sophisticated enough to look real. With so much information available on the Internet, it’s getting…

Naming Your New House

Naming Your New House

It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it…

Commission Fees Explained

Commission Fees Explained

If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process…

Summer Home Safety Tips

Summer Home Safety Tips

Are you moving into a new home this summer? Congratulations! The summer season is a great time to explore a new neighborhood and make your house feel like a home. Unfortunately, summer is also the top season for home burglaries.…

Selling a Vacation Home

Selling a Vacation Home

Is it time to put your vacation home on the market? Maybe you just don’t visit it as often as you thought, or it’s time to downsize. Whatever your reasons, it’s important to be strategic about selling your vacation home.…

Make Your Home More Luxurious

Make Your Home More Luxurious

Do you want to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune? You can, with a little bit of creativity and know-how. Here are the best tips we’ve gathered from designers and stylists to make your…

How to Make an Offer

How to Make an Offer

After weeks or months of searching, you’ve finally found the house you love. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful because suddenly the home buying process gets serious. It’s important to be prepared if you want your…

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

If you have a dog, then you’ll no doubt be spending more time outside together in the coming months. One of the great reasons to own a home is to have a big backyard you can share with your pets.…

Lower Your Water Bill

Lower Your Water Bill

If you want to lower your household expenses, take a look at your water bill. Does it seem high? Do you feel like you’re spending too much money on something so basic? Here are some of the best ways we’ve…

Sell Vs. Renovate

Sell Vs. Renovate

You’re at a crossroads. You know your house doesn’t quite suite your needs anymore. But should you find a new home, or renovate the one you’ve got? While there’s no obvious answer to this question, here’s what you should consider…

Buying Near a School

Buying Near a School

After weeks or even months of searching you’ve found the home you love. The trouble is – it’s located next to or near a school, and you’re wondering what that might mean down the line. Is buying near a school…