HOW AN AGENT CAN HELP ALLEVIATE STRESS

Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent’s guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than stressful. Here are some of the more … Read More

TIPS FOR REDUCING MOLD IN YOUR BASEMENT

Finding mold in the basement is a problem that many homeowners have to face. Unfortunately, once you do, it can be difficult to get rid of, plus it can cause health issues for those residing in the home. That’s why it’s best to be proactive and take steps to prevent its growth. Monitor humidity levels. … Read More

HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENT

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. To avoid this, consider implementing the following tips. Calculate your target savings. In general, it’s recommended that you save between … Read More

TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOME

If you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until you’re ready to partake. Follow the guidelines below! Temperature To ensure each wine bottle maintains the proper flavor and aroma, storing it at the correct … Read More

REASONS TO MAINTAIN A PHONE-FREE BEDROOM

In this day and age, our smartphones have become just another limb, permanently fixed to our bodies. So, the idea of keeping phones out of the bedroom seems like such a foreign concept. However, here are 5 reasons you should give it a try! Minimize temptation. Even if you think you have strong self-control, with … Read More

FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE US HAPPY WITH OUR HOMES

According to a recent survey conducted by houzz.com, here are five things that consistently make people happy with their homes.  1. Big windows and comfortable furniture: Nearly 75 percent of respondents listed these two items as major difference-makers. It’s a no-brainer—people like lots of light and a good place to relax.  2. A big-screen TV: … Read More

Lawn Care Tips for Each Season

By: Douglas Trattner Lawn care basics for a barefoot-worthy yard. Ahhhh, that sensation of stepping onto a freshly-mowed lawn sans footwear. There’s nothing like it. Especially when you realize that a lawn you love is also one that’ll pay you back when you sell.  A well-maintained lawn almost always returns 100% or more of your investment. Here are … Read More