WOULD YOU RATHER……BUILD OR BUY?

You’ve made decisions in your personal life and career; you’ve worked hard and now consider yourself established. The time has arrived where you are ready to own a home, and make that dream a reality. But now you’re faced with the option of creating your own home from the floor up or purchasing a pre-existing…

12 Things You Should Know About Pennsylvania

1.) Off To Market You Go…. Source: Roots Country Market and Auction No matter which county you move to in Pennsylvania, you’ll see a vast amount of roadside stands and indoor/outdoor farmer’s markets where you can get fresh produce. You should venture out of the grocery stores and load up your reusable bags with fresh…

Affordable Home Heating

Approximately 1/3 of our nation’s energy consumption comes from the residential sector and about 70% of this usage is from homes that are more than 30 years old. Whether you are heating one of these older homes or a home built more recently; saving money AND energy is important to all of us.  Here are…

Personalize Your Home

A few simple improvements can help define your personal style and will make your space feel more like home! Kitchen »        Swap your knobs – Add a little pizzazz.  Pick a pattern and finish that will accentuate your kitchen’s style and décor. »        Hang pendant light – Install one over your kitchen sink to create…

Home Ownership Matters

Home ownership does matter. It has a significant impact on net worth, educational achievement, civic participation, health, and overall quality of life. Plus, it helps create jobs, lots of them, right in your community. Did you know that for every two homes sold in the U.S., one job is created? A few more perks of…

April To-Do List

——- “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare Spring is in full-swing….let it inspire you to make the most of this month! It’s a terrific time to get out into the fresh air and to let the fresh air in as well! Here are a few ideas to get you…

Dress up your Décor

Neutrals are safe, easy to decorate around, and lend themselves to any design theme.  Preferring a simple, neutral décor does not mean you are boring or dull!  You can show off your personality and sense of style by “dressing up” up a neutral room! A neutral is any color that stays in the background and…

March Home Tasks

The official start of spring is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home; time to get ready for that fresh, new beginning that spring will always bring. Get these simple chores done now, so when spring does finally arrive, you are ready to sit back, relax and enjoy it!

Repair or Replace?

Frustrated by a leaky bathroom faucet? You have two easy options, either repair it or replace it. Both options are simple enough to do yourself; follow the steps below and stop that annoying drip once and for all! To Repair: (slightly easier than replacing) First, you need to determine the source of your leak; is…

Buying vs. Building

  Numerous decisions are involved in the purchase of a home.  The most important decision, which will impact the rest of the process, is whether to build your own home or buy an existing home.  Each strategy has its own advantages as well as disadvantages.  Owning a home is a great experience, but can be…