Renovating your bathroom? Read This 1st

What You Need to Know Before You Renovate Your Bathroom . Where to splurge, where to scrimp. Although bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house, fully renovating one is anything but a small project: In some cases, removing what’s there may require smashing up tons of dusty plaster, concrete, and cast iron. And the … Continue reading Renovating your bathroom? Read This 1st

U.S. home prices rise again, hitting Great Recession peak, Case-Shiller says

U.S. home prices rise again, hitting Great Recession peak, Case-Shiller says Home for sale Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times Home prices are slightly above the peak set in July 2006, according to the Case-Shiller national home price index. Home prices are slightly above the peak set in July 2006, according to the Case-Shiller national … Continue reading U.S. home prices rise again, hitting Great Recession peak, Case-Shiller says

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

The No. 1 Tip To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early . A lot can happen in 30 years. Kids become adults, jobs change, and life goals are accomplished and reset. Change during such a lengthy period is inevitable. But if you’re a homeowner, there’s one thing that won’t change: Your obligation to make a monthly … Continue reading Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don’t)

3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don't) By Craig Donofrio | Nov 21, 2016 erhui1979/iStock When you buy a home, you will be showered with offers to buy insurance—and not just one type, but many types. Such awesome deals! So which ones do you really need? There are a … Continue reading 3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don’t)

Mistakes Homebuyers Make

What are the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make? Our latest poll delves into what new buyers do that they really (really) shouldn't. First-time homebuyers probably seem like babes in the woods to seasoned real estate agents, who’ve seen all the mistakes that this group of consumers makes — and then some. The results of the … Continue reading Mistakes Homebuyers Make

High prices hold back California home sales volume

High prices hold back California home sales volume Posted by ft Editorial Staff | Nov 3, 2016 | Charts, Home Sales, Latest Articles, Market Watch | 40 | 39,300 new and resale home transactions closed escrow in California during September 2016. In step with the seasonal sales cycle, this is 10% below a month earlier when 43,700 … Continue reading High prices hold back California home sales volume

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth? By John F. Wasik October 31, 2016 1:00 AM For many Americans, your home's value is not just a financial matter; it's often a matter of self-esteem, too. Many of us--even if we're not planning to sell anytime soon--hop online, enter our address, and hold our breath to … Continue reading How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean

31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean *Pins* *Grabs the cleaning wipes*   View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed ID: 9914222 1. Wipe down light switches, lamp switches, cabinet handles, fridge handles, and door knobs with some sort of sanitizing agent, like Lysol or a disinfectant wipe. thekreativelife.com Pretty much anybody … Continue reading 31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean

The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks

The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks   Paint a dark or bright color on a wall featuring framed pictures, objects or books. They’ll pop from the contrast. This dark wall was given a white border with FrogTape. (Duck Brand) Painting is the easiest, least expensive … Continue reading The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks

Turn Plants Into Art With This DIY Vertical Garden

Turn Plants Into Art With This DIY Vertical Garden Great for small apartments and gardening newbies alike. posted on Nov. 1, 2016, at 9:56 a.m. ID: 9889428 2. Pin it for later! View this image › bit.ly ID: 9889642 3. Supplies: Wood slabs 2 inch x 3/4 inch Picture frame Wire mesh Wood glue Plywood Screws … Continue reading Turn Plants Into Art With This DIY Vertical Garden