Home Buyer's Blog
Owning your own home is a joy, but may also require learning new skills to save money on home maintenance, repairs, and updates. Here are numerous resources that can make it easier to tackle many projects around the house.
Home remodeling projects are often chaotic, upending many aspects of your life while your house comes apart and back together again. It’s unsettling for your pets too! However, there are several steps you can take to keep them calm and help avoid acting-out behavior.
Staying in shape doesn’t have to break the bank. You can skip the hassle, the commute, and the expense of a gym membership by creating a low-cost, high-performance gym right in your home. Here’s how.
You just purchased a new-to-you home? Congratulations! It will take a while to feel completely comfortable in your new home, but there are many ways to help the transition go faster and smoother.
Are you trying to save money to buy a house, a car, to create an emergency fund, or go on a vacation? Building a nest egg doesn’t have to be grueling. Here are nine painless ways to improve your savings.
Want a more budget-friendly and homespun way to let your children enjoy summer camp benefits without the downsides of a sleepaway camp? Here are a few tips to help you create a fun and fantastic summer camp!
If your house smells like your dog, there are many ways to reduce or eliminate the odor, which stems from a natural oil produced by your dog’s skin and then spreads throughout your home. In the battle against pet odors, cleanliness matters most.
Around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted people to view their homes with a different set of priorities. If you’ve been working from home during this time, a dedicated home office may have jumped to the top of your renovation wish list--and may appeal to future buyers.
Summer is an ideal time to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, it’s also prime time for mosquitos. Do you know about these uncommon and intriguing ways to enjoy warm-weather activities while keeping the bites at bay?
Do you wish you had more control over the quality of the food your family eats? Right now, you may have more time on your hands and a sharper than average focus on staying healthy. This may be the perfect opportunity to plant your own little garden.
Moving to another part of the country can be an exciting adventure! That doesn’t mean it’s easy. To be sure, a move to an unfamiliar area can feel daunting. Fortunately, there are many excellent ways to use leverage technology to your advantage!
For many people, journals and planners are valuable tools for improving creativity, productivity, or emotional well-being. Whether you want to capture your thoughts, practice your writing skills, express your gratitude, or organize your life, it will be easier to cultivate a daily habit if you dedicate space for these activities. Here's how.
Natural stone is one of the oldest and most beautiful building materials. But it’s also expensive. Manufactured stone veneer can be an attractive alternative for many home renovation projects, depending on where and how you use it.
Less than a month ago, real estate showings, purchases, and closings in the U.S. were mostly unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the home buying process has dramatically changed and will continue to transform. If you're thinking about buying a home, what can you expect?
You don’t have to leave your home to “get away from it all.” With a little planning, you can create a private spa experience and escape within the confines of your home. Here are eight simple ways to create a personal oasis.
Buying a home is a big deal. You want an agent by your side who can provide everything you want and need. (And probably a few other things you don’t yet realize you’ll need!) Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to research agents online. Here's how.
Everyone needs an occasional escape from the world, even in the solitude of their home. Dedicating space for a reading nook can be one of the best ways to create an at-home sanctuary. Here's how to make yours perfectly suited to your individual preferences.
Are you interested in buying a home that needs a new roof, an up-to-date bathroom, or other substantial improvements? Sometimes, homes requiring a little tender loving care offer excellent values to buyers. Fortunately, there are several attractive government-affiliated renovation loan programs that help buyers find extra money for upgrades.
Do you love the appearance of stone, tile, or hardwood floors but don’t like the price or the upkeep? Fortunately, manufacturers now offer a wide array of budget-friendly and easy to maintain options that successfully mimic the warm look of wood, the solid look of stone, or the visual impact of ceramic tile.
Fair Housing laws prohibit discriminatory practices and help you achieve the dream of homeownership on your own terms. Learn how the laws may impact your search for a home.