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Prep Your Gutters for Winter Weather

While you may have taken care of a variety of tasks in order to button up your home for winter weather—from replacing weather stripping to closing-up the fireplace—chances are, you neglected your gutters. The problem is, ignored, clogged or underperforming gutters have the potential to wreak havoc on your home during the coldest months of […]

Here’s Why You Should Buy a Home During the Winter

With the holidays over, heading into the coldest months of the year, many people might assume that now is a terrible time to buy a home. However, now is the best time to score a deal on that dream house! Here are a few reasons why it may be in your best interest to buy a house this winter: Motivated […]

5 Home Materials That Look Better with Age

If we’re being honest, some home materials can simply stand the test of time better than others. This is especially true if your house is exposed to a harsh climate or undergoes the everyday wear and tear that comes with kids and pets running around. While some materials are at their best when they’re shiny […]

First Time Buyers: What NOT to Do

If this is going to be the year you break out into your own place, you likely want to be sure your path is as clear as possible. First and foremost, buying one’s first home is one of the most exciting – and challenging – life experiences.  To come out ahead, don’t make any of […]

4 Resolutions for Home Improvements to Make in 2020

With the New Year just beginning, it’s time to think about resolutions to improve your life. Many people give up bad habits related to their health or finances while others start something new, such as taking a college class or changing jobs. One of the most important improvements you can make this year involves your home. Make […]

Home Prices Now 15 Percent Higher Than Last Peak

In October, home prices rose 3.3 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, bringing them a milestone 15 percent-plus higher than their last peak, in July 2006. The complete data for the 20 markets measured by S&P: Atlanta, Ga. October/September: 0.4% Year-Over-Year: 4.2% Boston, Mass. October/September: 0% Year-Over-Year: 3.4% Charlotte, N.C. October/September: 0.4% […]

New Home? Use This Move-In Checklist

After an exhaustive search, you’ve finally found and closed on your new home and are ready to move in! While your mind might be all about painting, decorating and buying furniture, don’t overlook the important practical steps that should be taken upon arrival. Consider this helpful move-in guideline from Lowe’s to make sure you’re safe […]

4 Signs Termites Have Made Themselves at Home in Your Home

Having a pest problem in your home, although irritating, happens more often than you may think. Likely, every homeowner will experience battling pests at some point. Although you’ve probably heard of people having rat and roach infestations, people often forget about termites because their effects aren’t as visible. Termites are small insects that eat through […]

Tips for Buying a Foreclosure

Are you considering buying a foreclosure or bank-owned home? It can be tempting to look at foreclosed properties if you want a bargain, but are the lower prices really worth the potential problems? A different approach is needed when you are looking to buy a foreclosed house. Below are some tips and tricks to make the process […]

How-To Protect Your Pipes This Winter

During the winter, many homeowners are vigilant in keeping their driveways clear of snow and their front steps free from ice, but how much time do you spend thinking about your pipes? “Frozen pipe issues are more than just a minor hassle,” says Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “Damage caused by frozen pipes […]

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