From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead by ticking off these to-dos, from adding cozy layers to scheduling necessary maintenance — and then curl up […]Read more "To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist"
Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch. But “get organized”? It’s a goal so broad that just trying to figure out what action to take makes you wonder what you were thinking in the first place. It’s […]Read more "How to Organize Your Home by Sept. 1 in Less Than 1 Hour a Day"
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving into a new home is a stressful event. Packing and unpacking is one thing, but you also need to learn to navigate a new place, find your way to work, locate a supermarket, and learn the layout of your home. The move becomes more […]Read more "Helpful Tips When Moving with Kids"
There are many low hassle water conservation strategies you can employ to reduce your home’s water consumption. Just ask Shahzeen Attari, an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington, and Benjamin Inskeep, a research analyst at EQ Research. In 2014, they compiled “The Water Short List,” itemizing specific actions to make homes more water-efficient, primarily by […]Read more "Water Conservation at Home: 6 Easy Steps to Help You Save"
The purchase and selling of real estate involves potentially complex legal transactions, and from time to time you may come across terminology in contracts and legal paperwork that you’re not familiar with. Here are some of the most common terms you may encounter and their meaning: Acceptance: An acceptance of an offer according to its […]Read more "Real Estate Terminology Explained"
7 simple steps to help you save for a house in just twelve months. Want to buy a home but don’t have a pile of cash in the bank? You’re not alone. Research tells us that saving for a down payment is the biggest obstacle to homeownership for first-time buyers, behind poor credit history, qualifying for a […]Read more "How to Save For a House in One Year"
You haven’t felt like this since you were a teenager. You have a crush on your new house. (You’re officially a home buyer — wait — owner!) It’s soooooo great. You love its quirks. It’s your very first home, and you want to do everything right. The feeling is fun, but also scary: You remember too […]Read more "You Could Be Wrecking Your Home — And Not Know It (Yet)"