Are you preparing to buy or sell a home? Perhaps you have both coming up in your future. Either way, you likely have a good deal of things on your to-do list to complete. Trying to discern what is most important and what you can go ahead and mark off in order to save some of your time (and your sanity) can be very challenging. Home maintenance is something that never really ends, but when you are preparing to sell a home, it can be easy to overwhelm yourself with maintenance in order to make your home as appealing as possible. Read on →

Are you a seasonal shopper? Of course the holidays bring extra shopping, but do you wait to grab end-of-season sales or do you prefer to pick up supplies every few months to capitalize on bulk pricing? Seasonal shopping can look like a lot of different things, and everyone engages in waiting to shop in certain seasons for certain items. When it comes to large purchases, though, there is so much pre-planning necessary that what season you are in likely doesn’t even come to mind. Read on →

Love it or hate it, cold weather will be here before we know it. If you have been in the midst of moving into a newly purchased house or you are in the process of finding a new home, there is a good chance you haven’t given the changing seasons a whole lot of thought. Winter brings quite a few risks to our homes, though, and puts strain on our energy bills. Read on →

Have you recently completed the home-buying process? Or are you still in the middle of it? Perhaps you are just getting started. No matter where you are, if a move is in your future, there is a lot of planning and organizing ahead of you. Keeping up with everything can be a little overwhelming. Creating a few different to-do lists and breaking things down to a step-by-step process can help prevent forgetting or missing anything, and it can help you feel a little less stressed about everything that lies ahead of you. Read on →

Buying your first home is such an exciting time. You’ve spent weeks, months or maybe even years planning, searching and hoping to find the perfect place for your family—and now all of that work is done and you can start making a home. While you can certainly plan and arrange the timing of your move, you can’t control the weather. Once everything is set in stone and your belongings are packed, the movers are coming…well, you may not be able to avoid moving in bad weather. Read on →

Are you in the home-buying process, considering the home-buying process or finished with the home-buying process and ready to move? Whatever your situation, decluttering is a task you will find yourself facing as you continue to move forward. In reality, even if you have lived in the same home for 20 years and have no plans of buying a new one, decluttering is still a task you endlessly find yourself facing. Read on →

There is so much to consider when you are house hunting. Of course there are the things that need to be taken into consideration about the physical location—schools, commutes to the office and the size of the home and lot. There are aesthetic considerations to make both inside and out. You also have to consider the age of the home, the neighbors, if that roof is any good… The list could go on and on, leaving you feeling completely overwhelmed when you do view a home. Read on →

Home-buying is both an exciting and a completely overwhelming experience. While you have the joy of imagining yourself and your family in the home of your dreams, you also have the paperwork, inspections and actual move process to get through first. While you are looking at homes, you are certainly taking note of the size of the house and the neighborhood it is located in, but you also have to note the very structure of the home. Read on →

Is decorating something you love to do, or does it give you cold chills to think about? It seems to be one of those hot or cold things that you either spend most of your days dreaming about or you slap some things on the walls and call it done. No matter how you feel about decorating, when you have purchased a home, it is something you will spend a considerable amount of time tackling as you find the perfect place for all of your belongings. Read on →

Kids everywhere, animals running all over, furniture crammed into spaces too small…if any of this sounds like your home, it could be time for a bigger place to lay your head. Regardless of your reason, if you are ready to upgrade or expand your space, you will need to decide how you are going to go about it. If you have the property, you could renovate and add on or rearrange your current home. Read on →