Thinking of Retiring in a RV on the Open Road?

~ not trying to discourage you from your retirement plans, just hoping to give you a fuller picture! ~   18 Reasons You Really Don't Want to Buy an RV ROAD WARRIORS, BEWARE For some, the American dream is to own a big house with a picket fence. For others, it's a house on wheels … Continue reading Thinking of Retiring in a RV on the Open Road?

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Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

~ have time, patience, money or all 3? take a look at these! ~ 10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart. From a villa that's been sitting empty for … Continue reading Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

You’ll Never Miss These 10 Things, So Toss Them!

Here Are 10 Things You Could Get Rid of Today (and Never Miss) (Image credit: Chinasa Cooper) After a while, you get so accustomed to seeing the things in your home that you tend to gloss over cluttered spaces because they seem normal. So we're getting really, really specific. Are you guilty of storing any … Continue reading You’ll Never Miss These 10 Things, So Toss Them!

One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

The One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV (Image credit: HGTV) Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with HGTV? Ever since I got hooked on Christopher Lowell's show ages ago and took his advice to hang a sheet on my bedroom wall as decor (don't ask, I have no idea) I've dipped in and … Continue reading One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City   (Image credit: Andy Dean/Shutterstock) Living in an exciting urban environment is a priority for a lot of people, but the prospect of swinging rent in a major city without the help of a roommate can be daunting. If you're wondering what it … Continue reading The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

Thinking of Remodeling?

~ Here are a few points to consider. Some you may have thought of others you may not. Also the title is hilarious 🙂 ~ America, You’ve Lost Your Freaking Mind Over Remodeling (Image credit: Tana Teel/Stocksy) There's something to be said for appreciating the home you have. In a way, I feel lucky to … Continue reading Thinking of Remodeling?

California’s Housing Market

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market The state’s efforts to save homeowners money are now keeping many of them locked in their homes — and potential buyers locked out. By Virginia Postrel ‎July‎ ‎15‎, ‎2018‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM Would you leave? Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, … Continue reading California’s Housing Market

Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

How I Aggressively Paid Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years (Image credit: PM Images/Getty Images) After watching our parents retire and still have to make mortgage payments on a fixed income, my husband and I decided we would do whatever to prevent that for ourselves. So we approached our mortgages with aggressive and out-of-the-box … Continue reading Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

Staying and Improving Homes appears to be the trend

HomeAdvisor Releases New True Cost Report Highlighting Home Improvement Trends Findings Show Homeowners Are Choosing to Improve Their Homes Rather Than Move GOLDEN, Colo., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, HomeAdvisor released its True Cost Report focused on generational trends in home improvement, the negligible impact of rising interest rates on homeowner decision making, and the … Continue reading Staying and Improving Homes appears to be the trend