10 Telltale Signs You May Be Living in a Grown Up Home

When you’re young and carefree, where you live is sometimes just a place to sleep between working and being a social butterfly. And that’s fine. That’s what being young is all about. But most of us, at some point or another, wake up, look around and realize that our home is no longer Dorm Room 2.0, but has the markings of a real, grown-up abode. If you think this might be happening to you, here are 10 signs to look for: READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

4 Stress-Busting Things You Should Do Before You Move

You might not think an empty house or apartment as an especially beautiful thing. There’s a reason why houses are staged when they go on the market, and that is because people usually think of empty houses and apartments as sad and lonely. But, after you’ve signed on the dotted line and the home is yours, the emptiness can be a spectacular vision. Instead of loneliness, the space is a blank slate for all the happy memories (and awesome decor) to come. But don’t get ahead of yourself: That blank slate also offers you ample opportunity to do the things Read More

Social Media Do's & Dont's for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’ve taken the real estate plunge and bought a place of your very own. It’s a scary time, but also a really exciting time. I bet you can’t wait to share the good news on Facebook. But wait — before you do, we have some advice for when and how to use social media responsibly while you bask in that new homeowner glow. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Spend a Little to Make More: Inexpensive Curb Appeal Upgrades That Will Improve Your Home's Value

Planning on selling soon? I’m sure you know that kitchens and bathrooms are a great target for your makeover dollars, but they also are the most expensive places to renovate. If you have just a little cash but want to make a major impact, step outside and check out the view from the curb. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico