30Aug

The boxes are beginning to fill with your belongings, you are spending hours upon hours looking at homes and you have sorted through countless paint samples. In short, you are preparing for a move and doing your best to get everything packed up before you head on to your…

29Aug

Your home has been on the market for a while and after months of waiting it has finally sold. So all of the time that you thought you had has abruptly disappeared and with a month left there are still some preparations you need to make before you make…

Buy a Basement Apartment that Feels Like Home, Not a Dungeon
27Aug

Almost no one dreams about living underground (unless you are a doomsday prepper, love hobbit holes or have an unusual attraction to caves). If you do not fall into any of those three categories moving into a basement apartment or a garden-level property can be a little intimidating. That…

Keep your windows streak free
25Aug

A few months ago, after years of trying, we (my family) finally convinced my mom to get a dog. I had moved out of the house, my brother was off to college and my sister was in school for a majority of the day so home was about to…

Rules and Regulations that Your Landlord May Not Be Adhering To
23Aug

To most people, your landlord is just the guy who you saw once when you signed the lease for your apartment and then never saw again. They are a mysterious entity that you send a check to (or pay online) once a month which makes it seem like all…

Buyers’ Market
22Aug

With the amount of foreclosed homes, low home prices and low interest rates the housing market seems to have turned into a buyers’ market. At least according to realtors and economists. But a buyers’ market does not necessarily mean that everyone should buy. Buying a home is a big…

Lower Your Monthly Bills
20Aug

Trying to lower your monthly bills and having an energy efficient home and/or building have become all the rage over the past decade. Climate change has supercharged the sustainability movement and given it life in a world where it had been met with moderate skepticism for decades. There is no…

painting your home
18Aug

Painting your home is a great way to brighten up a dark room or add character to a room that had previously been uninspiring. Relatively inexpensive simple and quick way to improve the value of a home which has made painting one of the most popular home renovation assets…

How to Sell Your Home with Light, Cleanliness and Depersonalization
16Aug

Your house is painted, the lawn has been trimmed (and maybe landscaped) and the ‘for sale sign’ is just about ready to go up. But there is just one more step you need to do. One that many people forget about; staging. Staging is exactly what it sounds like….

homeowners insurance tips
15Aug

Earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and lightning are just a few of the most talked about disasters that people recognize as a threat to their homes. That’s why people buy homeowner’s insurance, to mitigate their losses and make life a little less stressful. And most of the time it does, but…