Home Maintenance That Cannot Afford to Wait



There are plenty of places for a homeowner to spend money. Unless you’re home is 100% up-to-date, chances are that you’ve got a dream project in mind, be it a kitchen remodel, backyard rejuvenation or bathroom addition. But before you go putting your home equity on the line it’s important to be sure that you’re not neglecting the not-so-fun responsibility of home ownership: maintenance.

DIY: When To Leave It To The Pros



In today’s economy many homeowners struggle with maintaining their property but understand the importance of doing so. This has led to a surge in DIY projects being taken on by individuals who have previously barely hammered a nail. So how do you know when its better to tackle the project yourself or leave it to the pros?

Nursery Wise: Nurturing Your Little One & Your Budget



Every new parent knows that one of the most nerve wracking part of preparing for a new baby is getting your finances in order. One walk through the baby section of any store can surprise even the most cost-aware of new parents.

The Pocket Office: Creating a Functional Work Station in Minimal Space



With the current job market in shambles in some locations many homeowners have begun to consider an alternative option to traditional employment: working online from home. Whether you’re considering virtual assisting or website design, the secret to work-at-home success is organization and dedication to your daily tasks.

Master Suite: Make Your Lack-Luster Bedroom Buyer Ready



Certain areas of a property are more important to buyers than others. Most people want to see a spacious kitchen with good storage, an open concept floor plan for entertaining and sometimes an office or work space. But one space that is important to most any buyer is the master suite. A lackluster master can be the make-or-break room in your home.

Bathroom Retreat: Creating a Master Bath Worthy of the Master



In the housing industry there are always trends that come and go. These include spaces that fluctuate in popularity with buyers, upgrades as technology becomes more innovative, and green improvements that help to reduce carbon footprint while increasing efficiency.

Beat the Heat: Home Improvements for A Cool, Cheap Summer



Summer is a time for enjoying lazy days and the outdoors. But no matter what your climate, chances are that you’re starting to really feel the heat of summer by now. For homeowners this time of year is not only known for its promotion of lazing about or grilling out on the patio; it’s also known for a hike in utility costs.

Using Craigslist to Sell your Home



You can sell real estate on Craigslist.org. It is completely legal and it can be a better way of selling a property than using a real estate agent. Even if you have an agent, you can still use the power of Craigslist to promote the sale, just be sure to list your agents contact information in the ad instead of your own

Can’t Paint? Color Solutions for The Blank Slate



Not everyone is ready for home ownership. It takes time to build up credit requirements, save down payments and clear your credit history in preparation for today’s rigorous loan process. So for those stuck in rental property, which is more often than not painted the flattest possible shade of white, it can be difficult to show your personality without endangering your deposit.

Finding The Optimal Rental Property: Scaling the Market



When the housing bubble burst a couple of years ago there was a huge shift to rental properties. Some would-be buyers began renting instead of buying property due to fear of the turbulent market, while many homeowners who lost their homes were also forced to rent.