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Spring Planting Guide

Posted by on April 1, 2021 at 5:44 pm

If you’re ready to get outside and get your hands dirty now that winter is over, there is nothing more rewarding than planting flowers. Planting some annuals that will give a pop of color to your yard is a great way to celebrate the spring. Here is our spring planting guide to give you a […]

Amenities for a Healthier Home

Posted by on March 29, 2021 at 2:37 am
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If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health and wellness, your home can inspire you to do it. In fact, your living space plays a significant role in your overall well-being.  A room dedicated to workouts can motivate you to reach your goals. And healthy, clean air and elements inspired by nature can […]

Make Your Yard Safe for Pets

Posted by on March 23, 2021 at 12:37 am

Whether you have cats or dogs — or maybe both — in your house,  you want to keep them safe, healthy and happy. And your home extends to your yard. It is important to consider the common hazards to pets outside your home and learn what you can do to make your yard safe. Following […]

Planting Trees in Your Yard

Posted by on March 17, 2021 at 12:05 am

Planting trees in your yard may not be as simple as heading to the nursery to buy a tree and digging a hole. Trees require some tender loving care to thrive in their new home. The following tips can help you get started if you want to plant a tree in your yard. Think Before […]

Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on March 9, 2021 at 11:46 am
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Your home is an investment — and protecting that investment is probably one of your top priorities.  So as the seasons change and you start to spruce up and refresh your space, be sure to make time for maintenance as well as spring cleaning.  Structure and Foundation Keeping up with essential tasks will help ensure […]

Blending the New and Old

Posted by on March 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm

You may have noticed that buying second-hand items has become popular. This practice reduces consumption, and up-cycling can be better for both the environment and your budget. If you have a home that was built in the 1920s, 1940s, or even the 1960s, you may want to preserve some of that history while still keeping […]

Sleep Well with These Bedroom Designs

Posted by on February 14, 2021 at 12:52 am

Did you know that your bedroom could be affecting your ability to sleep well at night? Your bedroom should be decorated with a good sleep in mind. If you’re not getting enough restful sleep, it may be time to redecorate. The following ideas can help you improve the mood in your bedroom to help you […]

Projects to Finish Before You Sell

Posted by on February 9, 2021 at 10:57 am
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Are you ready to make the transition to a new home? Or at least take a few steps to get there? If so, you’ll need to think about selling your current property, and you’re probably hoping to get the best price possible.  Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers […]

Steps to a Cleaner Kitchen

Posted by on February 5, 2021 at 11:45 am

Your kitchen might not be used just for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many families use this space for homework, gathering, crafting and more. Keeping this space clean and clutter-free can feel like a losing battle. With a little planning and some tricks and tips, you can keep your kitchen neat and tidy. Let’s take […]

Things To Know Before Buying A First Home

Posted by on January 25, 2021 at 3:25 pm
Millenials are getting ready to buy their dream homes. Image Via: Wettling Architects

Right now, millennial’s might have a reputation of crazy twenty-somethings not quite ready to settle down. But, a recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that “the number of households in their 30s should increase by 2.7 million over the next decade.” Ready or not, the millennial boom is […]

Organizational Hacks from the Experts

Posted by on January 23, 2021 at 1:17 am

The age of home organization is upon us. Sorting, editing and retaining joy have become big business for organizational experts around the globe. Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method tells us to keep only those things that bring us joy. The experts at The Home Edit suggest color-coded organization in their signature rainbow pattern. What easy techniques […]

Make Sure Your Remodeling Pays off When It’s Time to Sell?

Posted by on January 18, 2021 at 10:55 am

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are looking to start a remodeling project. And home buyers look at homes with eyes to remodel after purchase or review existing remodeled spaces and decide how much extra—if any—they’re worth. Others are deciding whether spending money to remodel is a good use of funds, or if it’s […]

Ways to Build More Equity in Your Home

Posted by on January 12, 2021 at 10:26 am
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Equity — or the share of your property you actually own — is a benefit to any homeowner. For one, it means more profits when it’s time to sell. On top of that, it can also give you cash when you need it — either through a refinance or home equity loan.  Fortunately, building equity […]

8 DIY Garage Organization Ideas That Will Make the Best Use of Your Space

Posted by on January 6, 2021 at 10:21 am
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Garages can serve a multitude of purposes. Sure, they’re earmarked for cars but the added square footage always makes them an enticing zone for extra storage. It also doubles as a dumping ground for holiday decorations, old furniture, toys, you name it. Naturally, integrating an organizational system can be the difference between a cluttered area […]

Prep your Home for Winter

Posted by on December 7, 2020 at 9:33 am
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Winter is fast approaching, and if you’re a homeowner, that usually means now’s the time to tackle key maintenance tasks — at least if you want to ensure a warm and comfortable season. There are appliances to check, inspections to complete and exterior tasks to do.  Are you ready for the incoming colder months? Want […]

Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

Posted by on November 2, 2020 at 9:14 am

It’s tempting to go where most retirees decide to live out their golden years, but that may be the wrong decision for you. Of course, there are good reasons why places like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona are popular locations, but there are other factors to consider besides weather: #1:  Nearby Care Facilities It may […]

5 Ways to Prepare to Buy or Sell Later

Posted by on October 27, 2020 at 11:27 am
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Summer is usually the perfect time to buy or sell a home. And for some people, it still is. After all, there are few things more welcoming than warm weather and fresh flowers blooming in the front yard. But maybe you’re waiting to enter the market. That’s okay too. There are plenty of ways you […]

Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by on October 18, 2020 at 11:13 am

Let’s face it: You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important. No matter the time of year, it’s always better to play it safe.   Would you and your family be prepared, just in case?  Putting essential supplies together doesn’t have to be a chore and can even […]