June Market & Tech Stat

With the right maintenance, your home appliances can last you many years. June’s Market & Tech stat shows the average lifespan of a few common home appliances.

Use the summer to redesign the kids’ rooms

Now that kids are home for the summer, getting their ideas – and help – with a bedroom remodel can be a great family activity. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a few hours to make any kid’s room look completely different, and better match their ever-evolving tastes. One of the easiest…

6 Backyard Party Ideas to Enjoy this Summer

As we come to the start of June, everyone is thinking about summer vacations, kids being out of school, and time outdoors. As you spend the long summer nights hosting barbecues and bonfires, transform your back yard into another living space. We’ve got you covered with some great ideas! Build a S’mores Bar We all…

Go greener with simple home changes

Most homeowners are on the lookout for simple ways to save a bit of money here and there, because even a few cost-cutting measures can really add up over the course of a year. Meanwhile, many Americans also want to reduce their environmental impact for both financial as well as for more altruistic reasons. Fortunately,…

8 Steps to Building the Perfect Garden

With spring being in full bloom and Memorial Day weekend only a few weeks away, many people use this time of year to begin working on their gardens. Whether you’re starting a flower, herb, or vegetable garden, here are a few steps you can take to ensure happy planting that you can then enjoy all…

Spruce up your patio for spring

With spring already here and summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time for homeowners who plan to spend a lot of time on their decks and patios in the months ahead to put a little work into making them as welcoming as possible. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do that…

8 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Easter Table

With April here, that means Easter is right around the corner. Many families will be hosting parties, egg hunts, and dinners over Easter weekend and often look for ways to spruce up their décor to get ready for the spring holiday. Below are a few simple and inexpensive ways you can add some spring or…

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here! It’s time to open your windows, freshen up your home, and plan your outdoors spaces for summer. Check out these helpful tips to make the most of March: Plan your garden It might not be quite warm enough yet to begin your garden, but it is the perfect time to check…

Boost the ROI on your remodel in 2017

With home prices and buyer demand on the rise, it’s smart for any homeowner to consider remodeling at least one part of their house to boost their asking price. However, any real estate professional can tell clients one simple truth: There’s a right and a wrong way to approach this issue. And a lot of it…

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

Being a few days into the New Year, many people like to set goals for what they hope to accomplish in the months to come. Your home can definitely be part of these aspirations! Here are a few small ways you can improve your home for 2017. Plan a Budget for Improvements Take a look…

5 Tips for a Safe Home this Holiday Season

This holiday season brings along fun traditions, time with family, and a festive spirit in the air. It’s a time of joy and celebration, but can also be a common season for home accidents or injuries. To avoid putting a damper on your holiday festivities, here are a few tips to keep your home and…

Putting together a home repair checklist for Selling

Before entering the real estate sales process, many homeowners choose to make a few minor upgrades to their houses as a means of boosting value. However, some experts caution that consumers sometimes get a bit overzealous in these efforts and don’t get the return on investment they might have expected or hoped for. As a…