Buying a home is a difficult and important decision. That’s why it’s essential to choose the best possible real estate professional to help guide you through the process and ensure a successful outcome: you in the home of your dreams. Hiring the wrong real estate agent can be a disaster, so be sure to cut […]
Check out these designer tips to help make your home look expensive.
Raising a family means dealing with laundry, cooking, cleaning and other chores. Parents often feel overwhelmed and struggle to get their kids to help out, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Start Early Young kids have a natural desire to spend time with their family members and to participate in activities. If your […]
Social media is just that—social. And a big part of it is sharing photos when you’re out celebrating something, such as your birthday. However, these two things—photos of yourself and your date of birth—can be all someone needs to steal your identity and start opening bank accounts, credit cards and other things in your name. […]
Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task but upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank or your back. Here are four unique ideas to try.
Buying a home can be an expensive proposition for everyone involved. Whether you’re purchasing your first home or trading up for more space, the last thing you want is for the purchase to be derailed due to money—or a lack thereof. That’s where seller concessions come into play. These concessions can help homebuyers, especially first-timers […]
As we struggle through our day-to-day routines, it can feel like we’re stuck in a wheel of negativity. Get out of this slump by saying yes more often. Read on for three things to say “yes!” to this year. Social time. Your coworker asks you to go to an impromptu happy hour, your childhood friend invites […]
Having good credit won’t get you a mortgage by itself, but it definitely helps. A good credit score can result in a lower interest rate and better loan terms, while poor credit can lead to a higher interest rate for a mortgage. But it’s not impossible to obtain a home loan if you have poor […]
Renters burdened with rocketing monthly housing costs are limited in their ability to save for emergencies, a down payment on a home, and retirement. It is possible, however, to control costs, even in the current rental market, says Steve Trumble, president and CEO of the national non-profit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC). “As the cost […]
A cleaning binge or a simple walk through your house can turn up all kinds of items that you may want to toss in the garbage. Throwing them away, however, could be like throwing money away. With a little effort, you could sell various household items online, at local consignment shops or during a garage […]