Closing Cost Primer: Know Your Terms

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Buying a home is undoubtedly one of the most expensive ventures of your lifetime. But it’s important to understand that much more goes into budgeting for a new home than the price of the house itself—like closing costs.

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An outdoor kitchen sounds like hours of warm-weather culinary fun. But while most of us would love a sleek, state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, the price tag may not be doable for all. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cook and eat al fresco! Below are 5 tips for a makeshift version.

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How to Stretch Those Travel Dollars

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Planning a vacation? With a few smart tweaks to your travel planning, you can save big money, according to travel resource Hotwire. Below are several Hotwire suggestions for getting more value out of your vacation.

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Summer is here! Make sure you and your home stay cool all summer long:

Tip 1: Check your system in advance.

About a month before the weather heats up, turn on your air conditioning and let it run for 30 minutes to see if it is working properly.

Tip 2: Keep the area around your unit clean.

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By Fatima Puri

All the green smoothies and exercise in the world won’t keep your body healthy if you’re living in a contaminated environment. In order to keep your body happy and thriving, try these four quick and easy DIY projects to improve your home’s health.

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Whether it’s a bad storm or a downed utility pole, power outages can strike at any time. While most only last for a couple of hours, a prolonged power outage presents a whole host of obstacles. Here’s how to make sure your home and your family stay safe next time you lose electricity.

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How Can You Use Home Equity?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Many homeowners have heard that homeownership is a great investment. However, knowing why and how is a different story. This is especially pertinent when it comes to home equity, which is often a homeowner’s largest financial asset, and can make up over half of their net worth. But how can you use your equity to your advantage?

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By Damien Justus

Thanks to Reality TV, you can see people buying houses and flipping them for profit on cable television and even your local public network. While some of these shows tell you how much the people spend on each segment, others show this process as a seamless task that can be completed with almost no troubles. Experts come in to demolish the site overnight and the host gets to shop for trendy, beautiful replacements. Almost like magic, a new house appears, a huge amount of money is earned and everyone walks away happy.

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How to Clear Your Home of Allergens

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If seasonal allergies have you sniffling, sneezing and rubbing your eyes, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, but there are things you can do to help keep culprits out of your home.

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Refresh Your Home, Room by Room

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It's also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

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