When Buying a New Home, What are your Property non-negotiables?

buying a new homeGuest Blogger: Zoe Clark

Buying a new home or property is a daring challenge many people fail to stand up to. A good deal in the real estate market is not a dime a dozen, and can be quite difficult to strike. Those becoming homeowners for the first time should brace themselves. Especially when operating on a tight budget. To make the decision making process easier, you must come up with a list of non-negotiables. These are the elements and properties of the living environment you cannot do without. Read More


It is time to Air Out that House for Better Air Quality

air out homeSummer is coming to a close and air conditioning is no longer needed. But before we head into winter, when we close up our windows and turn on our heat, we have some time to air out our homes and get them smelling fresh and clean. Opening your windows and airing out your home can improve the air quality in your home. Along with these other tips you can have a fall filled with freshness.

Clean your Home

Air quality is also dependent upon a clean house. Cleaning your floors and vacuuming your carpets will remove the dirt from the areas. Dusting your furniture and your ceiling fans will remove the dust that can build up and cause pollutants in your air, so dust your home at least once a week. Remember to remove dust from baseboards or wainscoating along walls. These areas can trap dust along their edges. Read More


Prepping Your House for Market: 5 Areas That Will Make or Break Your Home Inspection

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Photo Courtesy: The House of Smiths

You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use — flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic?

You have a date with a house inspector, and you can’t back out now.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a crucial step in putting your house on the market. Buyers need to collect as much information about the property as possible to be sure they’re investing wisely. And for sellers, a poor prognosis can mean the difference between an easy sale and a long list of costly repairs.

A successful inspection boils down to these five priority areas: … more
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Brighten your Home and Summer with Floral Prints

watercolor-prints-interior-decorating-ideas-1Summer brings about bright and sunny days, beach weather and bouquets of delight. Sometimes it feels like everything is better in summer with the colorful landscape of flowers. Yards and parks are in full bloom. Why not bring the floral concept indoors to create a lighter, summer feeling. Summer time home decor can also get everyone in the mood to celebrate the weather and enjoy this time of year.

Fresh Flowers

Adding fresh flowers is the most immediate way to introduce the floral concept. Whether you can create a bouquet from your backyard beauties or you take a quick trip to your local florist or grocery store, adding fresh flowers to a room brightens the area. And also brings in the Read More


7 Decorating Ideas to Add Color without Painting

purplebedrooom_smallerGuest Blogger: Heather Roberts

The easiest way you can redecorate your home is by repainting it, but dealing with moving furniture, priming the walls, painting and more will take good bit of effort and work if you are not up for it. Changing the look and feel of a room can be completed with some alternative methods instead. The following ideas will give you some insight as to what you can do to make these changes happen if you are not up for painting the walls: Read More