4 Easy-Peasy Must-Do’s for Homeowners in December

4 Easy-Peasy Must-Do’s for Homeowners in December

Quick-and-easy tasks that’ll brighten up your interior. December. The year’s coming to an end. Time to do four small tasks for a bright (and money-saving) new year. #1 Clean Light Bulbs and Fixtures Two great reasons to clean your light bulbs: You want as much light in your house as you can get as the […]

3 Money-Saving Landscaping Tips Perfect for Fall

3 Money-Saving Landscaping Tips Perfect for Fall

For a pretty yard — and a full plate, too. Fall is a great season for yard work — the weather is nice, plants are cheap, and veggies are hardy. Here are three projects that’ll transform your yard without hitting your bank account too hard. #1 DIY a Compost Bin If you’re serious about a […]

Unexpected Remodeling Expenses That’ll Bust Your Budget

Unexpected Remodeling Expenses That’ll Bust Your Budget

Common remodeling projects can be more complicated than you think. While you’re still in the dreaming stage, factor in realities that could add time and money to your project. Surprise! That remodeling project you’ve been planning, such as taking down a wall or adding a kitchen island, can have sticker-shock repercussions. Why? Hidden costs, including […]

8 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

8 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and […]

What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with those “come hither” hues. Browser beware, though: Those listings may […]

How I Turned “What I Could Afford” into My Dream Home

How I Turned “What I Could Afford” into My Dream Home

When you can’t afford what you want, you’ve got to be creative. That moment when you realize the home you want to buy is not the home you can afford: What do you do? Eve and Jason Trombley didn’t give up. Nor did they wait until they could save up for their dream home. They […]

How to Prevent (Home) Buyer’s Remorse

How to Prevent Home Buyers Remorse

You can make a successful offer on a home even in a competitive market — with the right information and help. When you’re house hunting, the pressure of competition can move you from “Hmm, I like that, but it’s too pricey,” to “I have to have that!” You think, so what if paying for this house will put […]