Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance: What’s the Difference?

If you’re homeowner then you likely know about home insurance. One of the most important documents you needed to have for closing was a home insurance binder. What you may not have heard about, however, is a home warranty. We’ll look at both — home warranty vs home insurance — so you can fully understand [...]

By |2018-09-18T13:25:14+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

Frustrated by Lack of Affordable Homes? Consider a Major Renovation

Let’s face it: housing supply is limited right now. Even if you wanted to move on to bigger, greener pastures, you might have a hard time finding the right property — at least at a price you can afford. Fortunately, picking up and moving on isn’t the only option if you’ve grown tired of your current [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:31:19+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Home, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Creating a Killer Workspace: A Newbie Freelancer’s Key to Success

Striking out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. It’s freeing. It’s also a little scary. Sure, you’re away from the confines of the "boring" 9-to-5, the endless commutes, and the micro-managers, but you’re also in charge now. Only you can make or break your business! That’s why having a solid, dedicated workspace is [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:54:00+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , |

Create Seasonal Capsule Wardrobes and Do More with Less

Ever feel overwhelmed by your closet? Can't decide what to wear on a daily basis? Tired of sifting through winter coats and rain jackets just to find what you need? Then it might be time to consider a capsule wardrobe. What is a Capsule Wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is, essentially, a carefully chosen collection of [...]

By |2018-08-28T10:20:13+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Home|

What to Expect from a Professional Energy Audit

An energy audit is conducted by public utility companies or independent private-sector specialists. Make sure you choose an auditor who's been certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Note that there are different accreditation requirements for auditors specializing in single family homes versus multi-family [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:53:06+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Back to School: Prep Your Home for a Successful Year

Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to start thinking about back to school and the upcoming year. Though buying school supplies and getting those first-day-of-school duds should certainly be on the agenda, you may want to add one more to-do to make your back to school transition a success. That'd be prepping [...]

By |2018-08-16T10:34:16+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

Composting 101: How to Make a Compost Bin

Want a lusher, greener garden? Prettier flowers? A way to lessen your environmental footprint? Then composting’s the way to go. And fortunately, it’s not that hard to get started. Composting is as easy as taking the trash you already produce, tucking it away for a bit, and waiting for the magic to happen. Wondering How [...]

By |2018-08-09T10:00:10+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

4 Scents That Sell Homes (And 3 That Don’t!)

A home certainly needs to look great when it’s on the market — that’s a given. But sight isn’t the only sense you’ll want to please if you want to move that property. Definitely not. If you really want your home to sell fast — or at a good price — then you need to [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:54:28+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: |

Developing Your Plan of Attack for a Clutter-Free Home

Living clutter-free is easier said than done — especially if you’re starting with an already cluttered home. Where do you even begin? How do you keep it clean once you’re done? And most importantly, how can you get your kids on board? Here’s a five-step plan to help: Pare down. Go through your closets, drawers, [...]

By |2018-07-24T16:14:16+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: |

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