7 Steps for Staying Organized During a Move

August 28, 2020

From Houzz Moving can be physically and mentally overwhelming in the best of times, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic adds new challenges. The recommendations on social distancing mean you’ll need more coordination to manage your move to ensure that you and those working for you stay safe. As professional home organizers, one of our services […]


Where Does The U.S. Housing Market Go From Here? Five Experts Share Predictions For The Rest Of 2020

August 26, 2020

From Forbes Mortgage rates are searching for a historic bottom. Home prices are inching up toward record highs. Home shoppers are looking for deals. Homeowners are weighing selling versus refinancing. A lot is going on in the U.S. housing market on the backdrop of an even messier national state of affairs. After an unprecedented first […]


Guide to Paint Finishes (So You Won’t Waste Your Money)

August 24, 2020

There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be. Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative […]


10 Things Your Home Doesn’t Need Anymore: How Many Do You Still Have?

August 21, 2020

From Unless your home was built in the last year or two, it’s likely to be full of outdated features and systems. Some of those items may add to the home’s charm, but many distinctly will not. Replacing the outdated with modern versions or smart technology can save you time and money. Here’s a look […]


4 Tips for Creating a Productive Study Space for Kids

August 19, 2020

If you’re a parent of a school-age child, or school-age children, your home probably will need to accommodate some distance learning when the new school year starts. For some households, spring became a frantic last-minute scramble to adjust to sheltering and schooling at home. For fall, you might want to spend time thoughtfully planning and […]


Consumers are less confident about housing, but searches for these topics are soaring

August 17, 2020

From CNBC After plunging in April, consumer sentiment in housing began a promising recovery. Home sales surged and beat expectations; homebuilders reported buyer traffic was, well, through the roof, and online housing-related searches soared. Consumer confidence in housing now appears to be weakening, but consumer curiosity is not. Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index […]


Urban Rent Slowdown May Signal Renters are Edging Toward the Suburbs

August 10, 2020

From Zillow While the for-sale market has shaken off the early impact of the coronavirus pandemic and resumed its torrid pre-pandemic pace, rent growth hit the brakes this spring. Rent prices in urban areas have slowed more than those in suburban areas, a possible signal that renters’ preferred location is tilting toward the suburbs. Rents were […]


You’ll Want to Steal These Amazing DIY Ideas for Your Front Yard

August 9, 2020

From Houselogic  Landscaping done right can put as much as $4 in your pocket for every $1 you spend, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®. So what are you waiting for? Grab a shovel, and let’s go. #1 Mix Rocks with Bark Mulch Image: Dundee Concrete & Landscaping Surrounding bark mulch […]


14-Day Declutter Guide

August 7, 2020

From Goodhousekeeping Our 14-Day Declutter Guide Will Transform Your Life in Just Two Weeks Clear out your closet De-junk the junk drawer Tackle kitchen cabinets and counters Overhaul your pantry Maximize your linen closet Organize shoes Tidy up the fridge Transform your drawers Boost bathroom storage Cut desktop clutter Click here for a step by […]


Millions of Americans Could Soon Become Homeless as Protections Expire

August 5, 2020

From By Clare Trapasso | Jul 28, 2020 Millions of renters could soon lose the roof over their heads in the midst of a deadly pandemic, now that the clock has run out on a federal rule shielding them. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act moratorium on evictions, which protected about 1 in 4 renters, […]