Don’t Believe this Bad Mortgage Advice

When friends, family and co-workers find out you’re thinking about or are already in the process of purchasing a home, there’s a good chance you’ll run across at least one mortgage “expert” offering unsolicited advice. Of course they mean well, … Read more

Sitting Pretty — How to Furnish a Home on a Budget

Furnishing a new home is fun and exciting. Unfortunately, it can also be really expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of things you can do to lessen the cost of creating a comfortable, beautiful home that … Read more

Live in Color — How to Pick the Perfect Paint

One of the most exciting things you get to do when moving into a new home or updating your current living space is choosing how you’re going to paint it. Paint is a powerful, yet affordable, way to transform anything … Read more

Should you rent or buy? Ask yourself these 5 questions.

Any milestone life event, such as getting married or divorced, having a baby, relocating for a new job, or sending adult children out into the world, can put you in the position of having to choose whether to rent or … Read more

Small Space Living — 7 Ways to Make it Great

The Tiny House Movement is one of the fastest-growing housing trends in recent memory. Tiny houses are fully functional mobile living spaces that measure from 100-400 square feet. Obviously, fitting all of life’s necessities in such a tiny space poses … Read more

Bank on It — Home Improvements that Add Value

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when home improvement projects take center stage. Whether you’re preparing to put your home on the market, or simply want to spruce it up and make some upgrades for your own enjoyment, … Read more

Top 10 Green Home Features

Whether building a new house from the ground up or remodeling an existing home, adding green features just makes good sense. Not only are they often more energy efficient and money-saving, they help preserve and protect natural resources and can … Read more

Boost Curb Appeal for Under $100

You know that one house on the block that always catches your eye as you drive by? It just has that certain something that always makes you look twice and think “what a cool house!” That something is called curb … Read more

Transform a Home Into a Summer Oasis

Whether you’re preparing a home for listing during the summer months, or just want your own living space to feel cool, comfortable and seasonally appropriate, there are several things you can do to make that happen. Of course, you can’t … Read more

Applying for a Mortgage? Don’t Make These Mistakes.

Pair of hands protecting a house made out of currencyApplying for a mortgage is exciting, because it’s the first step toward becoming a homeowner. But the process can also feel invasive, intimidating, and a little overwhelming. After all, it’s not every day that someone you don’t really know takes … Read more