Do you need a home warranty?

Many home owners struggle with the decision of purchasing a home warranty plan. You’re probably already paying a mortgage, and likely utilities too. So it’s understandable if adding another monthly payment is unappealing. But investing in the safety of your home with a home warranty could make a huge difference in your family’s financial security and…

Simple Tricks May Fix Your Appliances

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – you have a pot over the stove and turn the switch to find your burner won’t light. It’s the same idea with your refrigerator. No one wants to swing open the doors for a snack to see that their food is warm and spoiled. While your first reaction may be…

Bigger and Livable: What 2016 Has Show Us So Far

The busiest part of the real estate calendar is winding down. If you want to sell your home soon, but skipped listing your home this summer, you can still leverage lessons from recent months to ensure a higher return when you do put your home on the market. It’s never too early to reflect on…

Requiring Renters’ Insurance

By Mark Cloyd, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM, as seen in Central Penn Business Journal When using a property as a rental, it is critical to protect your investment. You may believe that the homeowners’ and landlord insurance policies will protect against any damage caused by a tenant or any loss the tenant may experience….

Create a Backyard Oasis

A summer oasis might be closer than you think. Whether you already have a backyard setup or are planning to get one started, keep these five tips in mind to create a space that you’ll never want to leave.  

5 Patio Design Ideas for this Spring

When springtime comes around it brings with it the sort of weather that makes you want to sit outside and enjoy the long, warm nights. Homeowners can make this experience even better and perhaps improve the value of their homes, by upgrading their patios.. Patios are a great selling point for homeowners who hope to…

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here! It’s time to open the windows in your home, clear out the stagnant winter air, and breathe in the refreshing new season. Unfortunately with the excitement of warmer weather, so comes the daunting and tedious task of spring cleaning. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips to take the edge off…

5 Tips For New Homeowners

You just finished signing the last of the papers at closing, and have OFFICIALLY jumped from a renter to a first-time homeowner! The days of signing a lease, asking permission to paint a wall, hammer in a few nails, or ever having to answer to a landlord again are now behind you. Give yourself a pat…

Understanding HOA

What is an HOA? HOA stands for homeowner association and it is a governing body that is typically formed by a community’s developer during the home sale process. Eventually, when a developer sells enough homes in a given community, they turn the HOA over to the actual homeowners. Homebuyers who are looking for homes in…

Transition into 2016

Now that you’ve bid a farewell to the holiday season, you may be looking around your home thinking something’s missing. You’re living room is empty without your tree, suddenly those festive  towels you laid out now look tacky, and that expensive dinner set you so eloquently set on the table with a holiday centerpiece needs…

7 Easy Ways to Dress up an Entryway

The entryway or foyer of your home conveys an important first impression to your guests. For homeowners bent on making it a great first impression, designers at ElleDecor.com suggest seven easy ways to make an entryway look larger, brighter, and more welcoming. Use the power of mirrors – A well placed mirror can instantly open…

Surviving the Hot Summer Heat at Home

Intense heat and humidity can make it impossible to sit comfortably, let alone sleep throughout the night. A quick and obvious solution is an air conditioner. However, even small window units use up tons of energy and increase monthly electric bills. So what would be an environmentally-responsible solution? Check out the the DIY tips below…