Home

Is it Smart to Sell Your Own Home in a Hot Market?

We’re in a seller’s market for sure, but does that mean you should sell your own home without the help of a real estate agent? Probably not. While yes, going FSBO (for sale by owner) could save you that hefty agent commission, it could also cost you big time on sales price. There’s also all [...]

By |2018-07-17T12:07:57+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

The Summer Home Maintenance Checklist You’ve Always Wanted

With longer days and better weather, summer’s a good time to tend to those long-forgotten home maintenance tasks. But, as always, time is limited — even during the relaxing summer months. What should you focus on and what are the highest priorities? Just follow this home maintenance checklist to stay on task: Change the air [...]

By |2018-07-16T10:45:14+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

Try Something New: 3 Trendy Interior Design Styles 

Looking to revitalize your home with some new décor, furniture, or just a fresh layout? Then you could probably use some inspiration when it comes to interior design styles. Fortunately, if you haven’t redecorated in the past five years or so, there’s a lot out there to pull from. Numerous new design styles have hit the [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:57:22+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

8 Ways to Safeguard Your Home While You’re on Vacation

Summer’s finally here, and that means days spent lounging on the beach, jet-setting to tropical locations, and hitting the road for some fun with the fam. But don’t let all the summer freedom let you forget: you’ve got a serious financial investment waiting for you back home (your house!) And if you don’t take steps [...]

By |2018-07-03T08:37:06+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

Lush Landscaping & Tiny Homes: Stop and Smell the Roses at the Newport Flower Show

Newport, Rhode Island is home to one of the most anticipated flower shows in the country — and we're lucky enough to live here! Situated on the lavish grounds of Rosecliff — one of Newport's Gilded Age mansions — the annual event always provides a guaranteed gorgeous and inspiring weekend for locals, tourists, and flower [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:18:59+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Misc|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as a whole. Upscale bathroom remodels add more than $34,000 in value. But like any statistics, [...]

By |2018-06-12T16:01:17+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

5 Great Places to Buy a Vacation Home for Summer Getaways

You don’t have to break the bank to buy a vacation home. In fact, there are dozens of places across the U.S. where you can find an affordable summer getaway property. Think about it: A place to spend your spring breaks, summers, holidays, and long weekends. What could be better? Considering investing in a vacation home? [...]

By |2018-06-19T16:13:18+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner recoups more than 81% of their costs on a minor kitchen remodel, adding about $17K [...]

By |2018-06-12T15:02:29+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Backyards & Patios

When it comes to renovating your home, choosing your projects carefully is key — at least if you want to ensure those projects are worth it. While some upgrades may add to your home’s aesthetic or come with extra convenience or comfort, the truth is not all renovations are created equally — especially when it [...]

By |2018-06-11T10:01:25+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you're growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought conditions many parts of the country experienced just a few years back have receded, water [...]

By |2018-05-31T15:12:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Eco, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Send this to a friend