Keeping your kitchen neat and orderly is possible, but it’s a family affair. Here are some easy ways to get the clutter and chaos under control. Keep It at Kid Level Place go-to snacks, utensils and dishware in lower cabinets and drawers so little ones can help themselves (when appropriate). Click Here for the rest

Don’t let the dead space under your stairs go to waste. Check out these ideas on how to put that tricky triangular spot to good use. Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects designed a surprisingly spacious home office under the stairs of this Greek Revival cottage in Austin. Who doesn’t love an office with a sloped ceiling?

Saving up a down payment to buy your first house can seem a pretty daunting task. If you’ve never had more than a few thousand dollars in the bank at any given time, then setting aside five figures or more may seem impossible. However, getting a down payment together is not as difficult as you

It’s no secret that millennials love dogs and now their four-legged friends are starting to influence the decisions they make about housing. A recent survey by SunTrust Mortgage found that a third of millennials who had already purchased their first home said they were influenced by the need to have space for a dog. The

First thing’s first: Hire a professional. When faced with pests, many people tend to try and resolve the problem on their own. And while this may work with certain types of pests, the termite is not to be trifled with. Termites may be the most difficult pest to eradicate, therefore it’s important to fight them

Pros and Cons of Home Staging

Saturday, 05 August 2017 by

The decision to sell your home is generally a difficult one. There is a lot of doubt and second-guessing involved. Not only do you have to contend with emotional attachment, but deciding the best time financially is another can of worms: Is the market right? Will I get full value? Where do I want to

It’s no secret that moving is a headache. You need to purchase packing supplies, change your address, clean your current home, and more. Luckily, technology can make the process less painful. Whether you’re choosing the best mover or expertly packing your belongings—there’s an app for that. Read on for useful apps to help you streamline

Homeowners selling their home in the second quarter of 2017 saw their largest profit gain in the past decade, according to the Q2 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a multi-sourced property database. The reason for this increase could be credited to the rising home prices, but the length of time homeowners

Maximize your investment in a new roof or roof repair by paying attention to these four elements of an energy-efficient roof that can significantly lower your energy bills, not to mention extend the roof’s lifespan. For many of us, our attitude toward the roof is pretty much "out of sight, out of mind." It’s only

If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the umbrella term for these types of loans, allows buyers to fold expenses for energy-saving home improvements into their mortgage. Shutterstock_MoneyGeek EEMs are an

So you’re ready to take the leap from renter to homeowner — but where exactly do you start? Many first-time homebuyers across the country are facing brutally competitive markets that favor sellers. That means buyers need to bring their A game to snag a pad of their own. Especially if you’re a newbie. The road

Two-toned colored kitchens are gaining popularity this year. White and gray painted cabinets are dominating kitchen color schemes, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends survey conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Particularly gray-toned kitchen cabinets are seeing a surge in popularity lately. Click Here for the rest of the story…

How much sellers spend to stage their home will vary by where they are and what they have done, but generally speaking they can expect to pay about $600. Staging tends to break out into three categories: 1) The consultation, which can run between $300 and $600, depending on home size, home location, and so

Wait! Before you spend thousands on landscaping—or on water-guzzling plants—try planting a DIY drought-tolerant garden. With the right plants, your landscape will be cost-effective, low maintenance, and beautiful. Here is a list of ten plants that won’t break the water bank but will still let you enjoy lush greenery and flowers without having to replant

Home is where the heart is

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 by

People of all generations have differing opinions about what their home says about them as a person. For most Americans, owning a home is a sign of success and accomplishment.