30 DIY Home Decor Ideas for When Your Home Needs an Easy and Budget-Friendly Refresh

December 7, 2020

Decorating your home from top to bottom is extremely expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of furniture, paint, minor renovations, and decorative accents. While it may be easier to turn to Amazon or other e-retailers to add personality to your space, go the custom (not to mention, cheap) route with these DIY home […]


15 Creative Accent Wall Ideas to Transform the Look of Your Space

December 4, 2020

Sometimes, painting your space in one color or outfitting an entire room with wallpaper just doesn’t get the job done. If you’re currently struggling with this design dilemma, an accent wall may suit your aesthetic. It’s a brilliant trick top designers swear by to bring more character into a space without it being too overwhelming. Curious about […]


Before and After: 6 Dramatic Fireplace Makeovers

December 2, 2020

Fireplaces are a wonderful asset in any home, especially this time of year. But when different looks fall out of favor or don’t suit a homeowner’s personal style, they can be an eyesore. These six fireplace makeovers range from a simple change like painting the bricks to a major transformation such as a new two-story-high […]


12 home trends from 2020 that need to disappear, according to interior designers

November 30, 2020

Having a well-designed living space has arguably never been more important than it is in 2020, as many people are spending more time at home than they ever have before. People have also been experimenting with their homes and often look to ever-evolving interior decor trends to see how they can freshen up their spaces. Insider spoke […]


How to Win a Bidding War

November 27, 2020

Trying to buy a home in today’s market is tough. COVID has motivated a lot of people to look for a home, but also deterred a lot of people from listing their home so the options are limited. Even though I look at housing trend data every day as part of my job at […]


Here’s the #1 Way to Reduce Energy Expenses In Your Building (Hint, It’s Not Solar Panels)

November 25, 2020

For the 99% of folks who don’t know anything about green building, the assumption is that solar panel installation is the first priority in heading toward net-zero energy. When you install solar panels, solar reduces the need for natural gas power by converting the sun’s rays to energy instead. This is very much not the case, according to […]


Should You Pay Off Mortgage Points for Your Rental Property?

November 23, 2020

One way to lower the rate on your next mortgage is to buy mortgage points. But while buying points might make sense for some investors, for others it may not be the right way to go. The question of whether to buy points for your rental property or not is an important question that every […]


Yes, You Should Absolutely Tip Your Movers—Here’s How Much

November 20, 2020

Packed up and ready to move? If you’re among one of the millions of people who will move this year, it’s inevitable that you’ll face a common predicament: Do you tip movers? Moreover, how much do you tip movers? After an exhausting and busy moving day, trying to figure out how much to tip isn’t […]


How to Find the Best Solution for Financing Home Repairs

November 18, 2020

In the current economic climate, many homeowners are looking to cut costs and streamline their budgets. But addressing home repairs like replacing a hot water heater, installing a new roof, or overhauling electrical systems may still be necessary. If this sounds like you, you’re certainly not alone. Luckily, finding the right solution doesn’t have to […]


Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

November 16, 2020

Let’s face it: You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important. No matter the time of year, it’s always better to play it safe. Would you and your family be prepared, just in case?  Putting essential supplies together doesn’t have to be a chore and can even […]