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…

4 Ways to Erase the Most Common Household Messes

No matter how neat you keep your home, odors and stains are inevitable. These can be especially challenging to remove in areas prone to spills and smells. Check out these tips on how you can freshen even the most stubborn spots in your household. 1. Wall Stains – Have your kids made artwork on your walls,…

Firework Safety Tips

The month of July is filled with celebrations and of course, fireworks! If you are planning on using fireworks, check out these safety tips to keep everyone and yourself safe.   AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Homesale Realty Family. The Homesale…

Survival Skills

Here are some useful tips to help homeowners fix common household issues. Fix a leaky faucet Usually due to a bad washer or cartridge in the handle.  Turn off the water supply (under the sink), and cover the drain so no small parts can go down it.  Pop the cover on the handles, remove the screw,…