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How Seniors Can Make Moving Day A Success

Photo via Pixabay by Congerdesign Buying and selling a home — and going through the moving process — is a big job, and it requires quite a bit of planning to pull off. For seniors who are downsizing, there’s always a lot to think about, including paring down their belongings, packing up a home full […]

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

The dollars and cents that go into moving vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Making the decision to move can be an exciting time, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But it can also be a milestone surrounded by uncertainty: am I making the right decision? How will my kids […]

Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Boosters

Get maximum improvement for minimum cash with these tips for transforming your home’s exterior. A polished home exterior makes for an inviting experience for any visitor or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. All sellers should focus on exterior home improvements, says Tallahassee-based realtor Joe Manausa of Joe Manausa Real Estate. “Buyers […]

Should You Fix Up Your Home Before Selling?

Image via Unsplash It’s no fun paying for renovations that you don’t get to enjoy yourself. Nevertheless, many sellers have no choice but to remodel before listing. But just because a home needs updates doesn’t mean it needs a total overhaul. Here’s how you can determine which projects are worth the money. First, decide what […]

5 Steps to a Healthier Home

Believe it or not, being healthy at home isn’t just about what’s happening in your fridge. Sure, it’s a good starting point, but there are actually many ways to create a pro-health environment throughout your home. Here are five simple ways to start. Declutter the kitchen. In this case, we’re not talking about knickknacks—we’re talking about […]

Reducing Credit Card Debt: 6 Ways

Like many Americans, you may be looking for a way to bring down your credit card debt. To help, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) offers the following six tips. Pause some spending. Identify any automated payments that can be eliminated or temporarily paused while you’re paying off debt. Consider delaying or reducing large […]

Freezing? You Can Be Toasty Warm and Still Save Energy

  With most of the United States weathering record low temperatures that will likely continue through February, the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is educating homeowners about simple ways to save energy while keeping warm. CEA experts have compiled a list of easy, tried-and-true energy saving tips that can help households stay comfortably warm and still […]

2018 Design Forecast: Statement Floors and Floral Print

Out with succulents and in with floral prints—2018 is shaping up to be a big year for color! Trulia recently unveiled it’s 2018 Home Design Trend Predictions, which named pattern on pattern, wallpaper and high gloss lacquer on walls as some of the trends that will be “in” this year. Trends that Trulia predicts will be “out” […]

Tips for Stretching a Small Living Room

Some people see a small living room as a cozy, intimate space. Others say they simply feel cramped. For those who fall into the latter category, professional decorators offer the following seven tips for making any living area look more spacious: Clear out the clutter. Nothing makes a room look cramped like having too much […]