How Much It Costs to Keep Up with the Joneses

How Much It Costs to Keep Up with the Joneses

They’re making a pricey remodeling mistake. You don’t have to Jealous of your neighbors’ new master bath? Who wouldn’t be? It’s got heated floors, a sauna, and a massive whirlpool tub. To be honest, your own bathroom looks like the shower station at...
4 Things Smart Homeowners Always Know to Do in May

4 Things Smart Homeowners Always Know to Do in May

The lazy days of summer officially kick off Memorial Day weekend. Giving your home a little extra love this month can save you time and money. #1 Chill With a New Fridge Is yours leaking water, cooling less efficiently, or just too limited on storage space? May is the...
How Much Do Windows Cost?

How Much Do Windows Cost?

The average cost to replace windows isn’t cheap. Here’s how to be sure you’re spending smart Maybe it’s finally time for new windows, but can you afford it? And what if you make a mistake that makes your house look even worse? It can, and does, happen. You put...
7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling A House

7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling A House

The most critical things to do to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market As a smart seller, you’ll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don’t want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won’t be...
10 Tips for Buying a New Home

10 Tips for Buying a New Home

House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price. These 10 tips will guide you through through the home buying process. 1. Know What Kind of New...
First-Time Home Buyer Programs You Should Know About

First-Time Home Buyer Programs You Should Know About

They can slash your down payment, offer lower interest rates or help with low credit scores. Of the programs tracked by Down Payment Resource, for example, 69% offer down payment assistance. These programs have provided an average of $11,000 in assistance to...
7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

You dream about a bathroom that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both. A midrange bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to the “Remodeling Impact...
The 9 Elements of an Ideal House

The 9 Elements of an Ideal House

Welcome to the ideal house — one that satisfies all your needs, functions like a dream, and simplifies your life. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. The perfect house is made up of common-sense features that give satisfaction no matter where you live, or how...