Outdoor Living: Tips for Hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party

There are a few basics to throwing a party: make sure your guests are comfortable, ensure you have enough to eat and drink, maintain the right atmosphere, etc. But what about a themed party—and not just one for costumes? What if everyone were there to get into the fall spirit and carve pumpkins? That’s right! […]

A simple guide to virtual home showings

Virtual home showings have become the norm thanks to significant advancements in technology. Not only are virtual tours an excellent risk-free way to show a home to potential buyers, they’re a simple and convenient way to ensure your listing reaches the widest possible audience. As virtual tours have become more important, so have the tips […]

How to Hide Your Radiator: 3 Simple Design Ideas

Does your home have a wall radiator you wish you could hide? While immobile, radiators can be hidden or disguised in plenty of creative ways. If you’re looking for smart and safe ways to make your radiator less of an eyesore, here are some ideas to try. Upcycled Iron A clever way to hide your […]

Getting Along in a New City: Cost of Living

Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to […]

How to Approach a Bidding War

Situations arise where prospective homebuyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer. Circumstances like this typically occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. In these cases, buyers often attempt to best their competitors by submitting ever-increasing offers. To help you win a bidding […]

Buying New Construction? Don’t Forget to Ask These Important Questions

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re looking to build a custom home, you likely already know how many questions come with the territory. From the size of the home to the appliances to the amenities, the sheer number of details can be a little overwhelming. Yet this is why homeowners choose to buy new […]

3 Tips to Beautify Your Driveway and Add Curb Appeal

Image by mschiffm from Pixabay If you’re looking to improve curb appeal, don’t forget your driveway. The driveway is the entrance to your home long before you step inside—the first first impression you can make. While many see their driveways as purely utilitarian features used to get in and out of the garage or parking […]

Fixed or adjusted mortgage: How to decide

When deciding between loan options, one of the first things to consider is whether you want a fixed or adjusted mortgage. An adjusted or adjustable rate mortgage can be an excellent choice for certain financial situations, while fixed rate mortgages might provide more advantages. To help you decide which option works best for you, here […]

How homeowners insurance protects your household

Getting homeowners insurance can seem daunting. There are many insurance options with different coverages available, and you might be wondering which policy is best for you and your household.  Don’t worry. The more you understand homeowners insurance, the easier the decision will be. What is homeowners insurance? Homeowners insurance provides financial protection to your home […]

Financing with a Mortgage Lender

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a […]