How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste

When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on a weekly basis and see what a difference you can make in your little corner of the world....

Common questions that arise during the home selling journey

Selling your home is a huge life decision, filled with many ups and downs, so being prepared is a must. Before listing your home, there are a few great questions to consider to make sure you’re ready for the process and have all the tools needed for success.  When is the best time of year to sell my home?  Studies have shown that the real estate market is usually the busiest...

Avoid These 6 Interior Design Bathroom Mistakes

Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels Bathrooms play a big role in everyday usage and home values overall, so it’s important to make sure they look their best. Whether you’re sprucing up bathrooms in an existing home you just purchased or planning to put your house on the market, interior design changes can significantly improve the appearance of these rooms. However, certain changes...

Upgrading the Look and Feel of Your Kitchen

Whether you're planning on selling your home in the near future or just enhancing it now for your own enjoyment, your kitchen is a great place to focus some of your attention. If your kitchen is dreary, disorganized, and grungy, then several aspects of your life could be negatively impacted. One surefire way to start your day on a sour note is to be "greeted" first thing in the morning by...

Contemporary decor: How to decorate in the contemporary style

Contemporary decor is everywhere, yet it can be difficult to define. While often used interchangeably with “modern,” the term contemporary refers to a specific design style using specific elements. Contemporary style is simple, sophisticated and bold without being busy or overly dark. To help further define the term and inspire some of your contemporary interior design ideas, here is a basic guide to...

A Quick Guide to PMI

Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line.  What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that lenders purchase in case the homeowner defaults on their loan. While the...

Key Points for Designing Your New Home’s Exterior

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you are building a custom home, think about more than the floor plan and interior design of your new property. Your outdoor living space is going to be just as much a part of your home as your indoor space, so you will want to be thoughtful and purposeful when designing your yards. These are a few of the top outdoor living trends for you to...

Benefits of eliminating basement moisture

Water penetrations can significantly damage your house and create unhealthy living conditions. When water seeps into basements, the sometimes dark and humid conditions can create a perfect storm of health hazards. Even lower levels that have been converted into brightly illuminated living spaces are not immune to structural damage and potential mold growth. Here are a few extra reasons to treat...

Understanding tax rolls in real estate

A tax roll, sometimes called an assessment roll, is a record of all the properties subject to taxes in a given area. These lists include detailed information about properties and associated taxes, including land and vehicles in some states. To better understand the relationship between tax rolls and real estate, here's the basic info to know: What information is included in a tax roll? A real estate...

3 Tropical Plants You Can Grow in Cold Climates

Cold winter weather doesn't necessarily mean you must give up your dreams of having a tropical garden at home. There are several varieties of cold-hardy tropical plants you can grow in the ground or in containers to bring the atmosphere of the tropics anywhere you are. Here are some suggestions for tropical plants that grow well in colder climates: Hardy Bananas It doesn't get much more tropical than...

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