Blog Entries in December

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

As you prepare to welcome 2018, you may be thinking about embarking on some new adventures. If you’ve resolved to become a landlord next year, that goal could be easier to reach than you think. In fact, instead of buying a second property to generate extra income, many homeowners are turning their own homes into income properties – while they’re still living in them! In many o

Make a Resolution to Sell Your Home This Winter

Make a Resolution to Sell Your Home This Winter

As we embrace 2018, you may be compiling your list of resolutions.  If one of the things on your goal list is selling your home, you may want to consider making that task the first one you tackle in the new year. Though many people think spring is the best time to sell a home, we’ve got a few reasons why winter is a great time to sell. Looking for a real estate resolution to take on thi

Five Ways to Fool Burglars While You’re Away for the Holidays

Five Ways to Fool Burglars While You’re Away for the Holidays

We’re heading into the holiday weekend, which may have many of us feeling very merry. However, for any would-be burglars out there, the upcoming holiday may seem like the perfect opportunity to get their Grinchy ways in gear. After all, homes are typically filled with a little more gifts and goodies during this festive time. If you are not planning to be ho-ho-home during the upcoming hol

Five Steps to Keep a House Clean on a 9-5 Working Schedule

Five Steps to Keep a House Clean on a 9-5 Working Schedule

Made it to work on time for this morning’s meeting? Check. Picked up the kids—and dinner? Check. Put the laundry in the dryer after washing clothes yesterday? Oh, um… let’s check. As if working full-time and taking care of any children and pets are not enough tasks to keep you busy, you’ve also got the responsibilities that come with owning a home? If you’re

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

During this busy shopping season, many of us are crossing items off our lists each and every day. But, what if you’re looking for a very big-ticket item this holiday season? Though there may not be as many buyers on the market right now, those people who are looking for a home are serious. So, we’ve made a list of some seriously good tips for buying a home in winter. If you’re

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Now that the holiday season is coming to an end, it may be time for you to start working on some other wishes… you know, that never-ending list of home improvement projects! This year, don’t feel limited by the fact that cold weather and snow could keep you indoors. Instead, find some perfect places to make a few improvements around your home. Here are five home improvement proj

Don’t Be Confused. These Mortgage Misunderstandings Can Cost You

Don’t Be Confused. These Mortgage Misunderstandings Can Cost You

The spending season is upon us. But, that doesn’t mean you should be spending in excess everywhere you go. Just like you may be waiting for the best deals on those perfect holiday gifts, you also should be aiming for the best deal if you’re shopping for a home mortgage. Unfortunately, just like the flurry of holiday sales can have you confused about what price is best, a few mortgag

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Your decorations are up. You’ve bought a few gifts. You may even have your holiday cards addressed. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is time to focus on this year’s hosting responsibilities. If you’ll be welcoming friends and family into your home this season, save yourself some stress and start to prepare early! Since this gift-giving season is a list-making s

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Admittedly, fall weather has been pretty kind to us all this year. But, for those homeowners who prefer a full escape from seasonal snow, the time is near to flock south for the winter. If you’re ready to pack up and head toward warmer temperatures or waters, there are a few things you should do for your home before you go. Snowbirds, add these five things to your to-do list before leavin

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

As we  kick off 2017, your mind is bound to be churning with possible resolutions. If remodeling your home in the New Year tops your list of resolutions, you’ve undoubtedly considered investing in smart technology. You know, devices like programmable thermostats, smart light bulbs and smart home security systems, among an array of other witty new technology. Of course, with all of th