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Minimalist Home-buying

Minimalist Home-buying

When you’re house hunting, it’s good to know your “living personality.” The home you choose should reflect the way you like to live rather than the latest trend in home design. If you are a minimalist at heart, you may…

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

When you’ve lived in your home for a long time, preparing it to sell can seem quite daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year’s resolution to get started in the preparations now.…

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

Although the federal government has offered home-buyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available homebuyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations often…

Winterizing Your Vacant Home

Winterizing Your Vacant Home

Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while it’s empty and saves you money both now and later!   Make a list Decide what needs to be done…

Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire? If your new home has a wood fireplace, here are some basics…