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Home Decor

Halloween Decor Ideas That Won’t Frighten Your Budget

The long stretch of time between summer and Thanksgiving gives homeowners a perfect opportunity to decorate their homes for the fall season, perhaps adding a touch of Halloween whimsy to spark delight in young and old alike.

Home Buying-Home Selling

Home Buying Challenges: Overcoming Your Personal Reservations

It is true: when you shop for a home you’ll come across one or more that meet your criteria, but also have at least one flaw. Those flaws may be a deal breaker, but they do not have to be.

Insurance

Do You Need Special Insurance for Your Vacant Home?

Did you know that not all insurers like to insure vacant homes? In fact, some insurers steer clear of vacant homes, making it difficult to find insurance.

General News

7 Home Warranty Basics

A home warranty can protect the home buyer, covering at least some of the more expensive repairs you may encounter during the first year of home ownership. There are fees and exclusions involved, but it may be an investment that saves money and gives you peace of mind.

Cleaning

6 Timely Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Keeping your kitchen clean can be a big challenge, something you can meet by consistently staying on top of the drudge.

Home Decor

Decorate Your Home the Tag Sale Way

Friends of ours once owned a sprawling home in a tony New Jersey suburb where monthly property taxes were in the four-figure range. He was an investment banker and she was a home interior designer turned stay-at-home-mom, a lady whose volunteer exploits kept her busy when her children were not around.

Home Structure

Spring Clean Out: Steps to Get Your Home Under Control

Spring is the season for renewal as dormant lawns and gardens come back to life after a long winter’s rest. What also needs to come back to life is your house, what probably hasn’t received a thorough top to bottom clean up and clean out since last fall.

Home Buying-Home Selling

Home Not Selling? Here’s Why

Your home renovation project was completed with the intention of making your home a much more livable and enjoyable space, especially for a buyer.

General News

Long Range Real Estate Investing Tips and Tricks

Tweet They’re also people that have amassed much wealth by having a pragmatic and long-term approach to real estate investing. Your goal may not be to make millions of dollars,

General News

Real Estate Investing 101: The Basics

Flipping houses is a fun and profitable adventure, right? Well, don’t let the “flip this house” type television shows fool you: it is hard work to buy and sell real estate; making a profit isn’t automatic either.

Home Interior

Renovation Essentials: What You Need to Know

You’re shopping for a home, a fixer upper, looking for a bargain that you can transform from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. The process is a long one, requiring much patience and knowledge about the project at hand.

Yard and Garden

How to Organize Your Shed This Spring

Winter’s last gasp has homeowner’s thoughts turning to spring, a season of renewal. That also means that traffic at garden centers will boom as customers shop for flowers, grass seed, fertilizer, new mowers, top soil, and much more.

Driveways / Walkways

Power Wash Your Driveway With Confidence

You’ve power washed your deck and home siding, but you may have avoided your driveway and walk ways. Several seasons of rough weather have likely left your pavement looking discolored and dirty.

Yard and Garden

7 Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Tweet After a long winter’s break you’re probably ready to get outside. Before you start your work, consider the following spring cleaning safety tips that can keep you and others

Yard and Garden

Backyard Birding: Getting Ready for Spring

As winter recedes and spring advances, you will begin to notice some changes around your yard. Of the feathery kind.

Moving

Real Estate and Your Title Search

Tweet Rarely does a problem occur, but you should understand how this process works for your peace of mind. Definition A title search is actually an examination conducted of public

Financing

Oh No! Subprime Mortgages Make a Return

Tweet Making home buying easier for some consumers. The housing collapse that began in 2006 and 2007, preceded an overall economic contraction that wiped out trillions of dollars from the

Home Decor

Top Paint Colors for 2014

Tweet Renovate your home this year with the latest colors. But, that doesn’t mean that other fanciful colors won’t take over including some that might be just as eccentric as

Seasonal Maintenance

Reminder: Midwinter Home Maintenance Checkup

Tweet But winter does not mean a complete rest from your home maintenance work as several problems could be looming just out of sight. Let’s take a look at a

Home Structure

Deep Freeze: How to Keep Pipes Flowing

Tweet One of the scourges of the season are frozen pipes, a problem that can be avoided with careful planning. Even so, if your pipes do freeze you can thaw