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The holidays are here, and it’s that festive time of year when we open our doors to friends and family to celebrate our time-honored traditions and create lasting memories. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday preparation and pressure to make your guests feel welcome – but don’t fret! Here are four tips that … Continue reading Holiday Hosting Hacks


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While the holidays in December make it the most wonderful time of the year, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep your home and family safe. Enjoy the holiday season this year and have some peace of mind with these five tips! Keep Any Travel Plans Private If your holiday season requires traveling … Continue reading 5 Tips to Protect Your Home During the Holidays


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Curling up in front of a warm fireplace is just one of many ways to enjoy the winter season. But before you light that fire, be sure to keep these three safety tips in mind. Burn Only Dry, Cured Wood Logs that have been split, stacked, and dried for eight to twelve months are ideal for burning … Continue reading Fireplace Safety Tips


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Wear and tear happens to any home over the years, and it can be easy to overlook. While preparing to list a home, a seller or their real estate agent will quickly notice the details that need attention. Here are 4 repairs you can make in your home now before listing it for sale! Patch-Up … Continue reading 4 Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House


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While buying your first house is an exciting time and a big milestone, it’s important to keep in mind that there are some actions to avoid during the buying process. Here are some common but avoidable mistakes that first-time homebuyers sometimes make. Skipping the Prequalified Process When you decide to take the big step towards … Continue reading 4 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes


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Whether you love or dread the frosty winter temperatures, we all like to save money while staying comfortable in our home when the temperatures drop. By taking a few simple steps towards winterizing your home, you can achieve both goals! Caulk (or Re-Caulk) Your Windows If you are noticing cold drafts of air coming from … Continue reading 4 Tips on Winterizing Your Home


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Halloween is upon us! Whether you’re hosting a party, preparing for ghosts and goblins to knock on your door, or going trick-or-treating with your kids, here are some tips to have a safe and Spooktacular Halloween. Carefully Consider Your Candy Offering Not all candy is appropriate for every child. Avoid candy that poses a choking … Continue reading Spooktacular Halloween Ideas


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When you decide that you’re ready to buy a house, it can be tempting to start searching for listings on Zillow or drive through your favorite neighborhood looking for “For Sale” signs. The last thing you want to do, however, is to find the perfect house and then realize it’s out of your price range. … Continue reading How Much Home Can You Afford?


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If you are an avid DIYer, you like to make improvements around your home while saving money at the same time. The arrival of fall brings with it the opportunity to make some simple improvements to your home to prepare for the colder temperatures. Here are three budget-friendly projects you can tackle this fall! Install … Continue reading 3 Budget-Friendly Fall Projects


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National Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14, 2017) serves as a reminder that there’s never a bad time to review fire safety tips with your family and make sure that you are practicing fire prevention in your home. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, an estimated 365,500 homes alone were damaged in 2015 … Continue reading Home Fire Safety & Prevention Tips


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