11 Quick Tips for a Successful Long-Distance Move
Many people throughout the U.S. are rethinking how and where they live, and what will be necessary for healthy and happy living going forward.
Posted by Mark Ross on September 18, 2023
What Are FHA-Approved Condos?
An FHA-approved condo is a property that can be purchased using FHA loans—or loans that are insured by the Federal Housing Administration. ...
Posted by Mark Ross on September 15, 2023
How to Stain a Deck
For many homeowners, the hottest spot for summertime fun and relaxation is their backyard deck. But if your deck is starting to resemble weathered ...
Posted by Mark Ross on September 13, 2023
How to Sell a Property on a Budget
If you’re planning to sell your home anytime soon, you’ve likely heard one phrase repeatedly: curb appeal. In other words, you have to ...
Posted by Mark Ross on September 11, 2023
The Worst Mortgage Advice Homebuyers Actually Believe
Getting a mortgage is a daunting prospect, which explains why so many people seem eager to pat your hand and say, “Let me give you a little ...
Posted by Mark Ross on August 16, 2023
How to Vet a Neighborhood
Your budget, where you work and the spots you frequent are all factors in determining where you’ll live next. But what if your budget or ...
Posted by Mark Ross on August 14, 2023
8 Things You Shouldn't Keep in Your Basement or Garage
Take a second look at what you keep in your garage or basement.
For many homes in the U.S., a basement or garage tends to be the catch-all for ...
Posted by Mark Ross on July 26, 2023
10 Expert Laundry Room Organization Ideas
An organized laundry room can make your daily chores easier. And one that also looks good can help your home appeal to future buyers. According to to ...
Posted by Mark Ross on July 24, 2023
14 Sneaky Staging Tips for Selling a Small Home
These days it seems like everybody wants a tiny house. But what if your home isn’t adorably tiny? What if it’s just sadly ...
Posted by Mark Ross on July 12, 2023
What Is an Assumable Mortgage? Major Savings If Your Loan Makes the Cut
True to its name, an assumable mortgage is a type of home loan where the buyer takes over the seller’s mortgage, rather than applying for a new ...
Posted by Mark Ross on July 3, 2023
Roofing: Repair or Replace?
Eventually, all roofs wear out and need to be replaced. In a tight economy, the decision about when to repair it is especially weighty. If you do it ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 15, 2023
7 Time-Sucking Remodeling Mistakes You’ll Wish You Could Erase
One of the things that drives up remodeling costs (and frustration levels!) are delays. And these delays are often caused by ignorance on the ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 8, 2023
4 Things Smart Homeowners Know to Do in May
The lazy days of summer officially kick off Memorial Day weekend.
Giving your home a little extra love this month can save you time and money.
Posted by Mark Ross on May 1, 2023
7 Cleaning Tips for Keeping Your Home Spotless When Selling It
When your house is on the market, keeping it picture-perfect can be a wee bit stressful. But it is possible to keep your home show-ready while life ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 28, 2023
10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
Non-toxic. Low-cost. Hydrogen peroxide is your cleaning arsenal’s secret weapon.
When it’s time to clean, have your trusty green cleaners ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 26, 2023
8 Spring Lawn Care Tasks You Need to Do Now
How to prepare your yard for spring so you can enjoy it more and work on it less.
Temps might still be a long way from shorts and T-shirts, but if ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 24, 2023
5 To-Do’s in April for a Worry-Free Summer
Battle bugs before they bite (or sting!) you — and check the attic for problems.
Tackling five simple tasks now gives you a head start on ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 21, 2023
The Best (and Worst) Aspects of Multigenerational Living
For decades now, the number of multigenerational households—where two or more adult generations are living in the same home—has been ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 19, 2023