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Creating a Functional Outdoor Living Space

May 22, 2018 functional outdoor living space

When the weather’s nice, few things are as appealing as an evening spent outside, relaxing after a long day. With spring here and summer on its way, many homeowners are looking at their lawns, ready to use them to their fullest potential. If you’re hoping to make the most of your home’s outdoor living space, […]

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Tips for Being the Perfect Airbnb Host

May 16, 2018 You need more than just an empty room to be a good Airbnb host. This is how you can go above and beyond for your guests.

Homes have always been an investment. They’re a huge source of net worth, a source of liquidity, and renting out a second home can be a source of revenue. Today, homeowners have a new way to monetize the biggest purchase of their lives. Airbnb allows you to rent out your spare room, ADU, or entire […]

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DIY ROI: What’s the Biggest Bang for Your Buck?

May 14, 2018 Improving your home increases its value and upgrades your quality of life. Here are the DIY projects with the biggest returns.

Whether your house is a fixer-upper or just needs a little attention, you can do well to hone your DIY skills. Doing remodels, making repairs, and improving your home yourself can be satisfying; it can also save you a whole lot of money compared to calling a contractor. But what are the DIY projects that […]

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The Top 10 Red Flags to Look for When Buying a Home

May 12, 2018

Buying a new home is beyond exciting. So exciting, in fact, that it can be easy to overlook major red flags before you’ve made the purchase. Is that chipping paint just old, or is it a potential $10,000 removal expense? What about those odd splotches on the ceiling — are they leftover tossed spaghetti stains […]

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6 Steps to Setting Up a Successful Neighborhood Watch

May 09, 2018 neighborhood watch

Neighborhood watch programs have many benefits beyond reducing crime. From building community to establishing good relationships with local law enforcement to raising property values, these programs have bettered countless communities since the 1950s. They remain an effective way to combat everything from burglaries to street violence. For those interested in making their homes safer, we’ve […]

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Goal Setting Techniques for Planning for Your Future

May 03, 2018 goal setting techniques

Pick up any self-help book and you’ll see a common theme: most successful people agree that to be successful, you must set goals. The logic is simple. If you can’t formulate your goals, you won’t be able to achieve them. Whether you have financial or relational ambitions, having a strategy to grasp them is wise […]

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Homeownership Costs to Consider Before Purchasing

April 27, 2018 Home Maintenance

There are many obvious costs when it comes to purchasing a home that people are generally aware of. The purchase price, the homeowners insurance, the property taxes, and of course closing costs and fees are pretty well-known expenses, even for a first-time homebuyer. Beyond these expenses, though, come additional costs that should be calculated in […]

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