The official start of autumn has begun. Leaves will soon begin to change, and stores and coffee shops across the nation have already started rolling out pumpkin-spice-everything. For little ones across the country, fall also means Halloween and the fun of trick-or-treating. Put a few of these tips into action to make your home a… Continue Reading Tricks and Treats to Make your Home a Halloween Destination
With holiday celebrations in full swing, December is meant to be a month of holiday cheer. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year when Grinch-like thieves are on the lookout for easy targets. The good news is that with the following tips, you (and your gifts) should be safe from those with bad intentions. … Continue Reading Low & No-Cost Ways to Keep Thieves From Ruining Your Holidays
Your home is one of your greatest financial assets, and not just because of the payoff you hope to receive if and when you sell. For many who vacation or travel to see family for the holidays, renting the house can lend some relief to holiday spending, or even help you pay for the trip… Continue Reading Headed Out of Town? Rent Your House For Some Extra Holiday Cash
It’s nearly that time of year. One night soon, as the sun starts to set, the street will begin to fill with little ghosts and lovely creatures, superheroes and silly faces. Halloween is a favorite holiday for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s also one that requires the best efforts of all involved to… Continue Reading Keeping Your Home Happy and Safe This Halloween
The Thanksgiving meal—a time for hosting family and friends in your home, and also forgetting that dietary preferences for half your guests don’t fit the menu you planned. Whether your family serves hors d’oeuvres while comfortably waiting for the main event, or waits in tense silence for the turkey to finally finish, these options offer… Continue Reading Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dishes
The pride of home ownership often includes keeping up your property’s curb appeal. The stars and stripes might be the perfect finishing touch, but did you know there are special guidelines for displaying and handling a U.S. flag? We’re here to guide you through it so you’re ready to go by Veteran’s Day, which falls… Continue Reading What To Know About Flying The U.S. Flag At Your Home
Want to bring your A-game to Hallow’s Eve this year? Here are a few easy ways to make a hair-raising impression after sundown. Mood Lighting Changing the bulbs around the exterior of your home is perhaps the easiest (and least expensive) method of transitioning your house from welcoming to creepy. Switch the porch lights to… Continue Reading Spookify Your Front Porch Just In Time For Trick-Or-Treaters
Part of the joy of home ownership is settling into the neighborhood and forming long-lasting friendships. Starting an annual Halloween party tradition brings the community together for something to look forward to all year long, whether guests are eight or 80 years old. Here are three ideas that are sure to be the hit of… Continue Reading Halloween House Parties Sure To Be The Hit Of The Neighborhood
Valentine’s Day is big. In fact, Americans spent around $20 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2016 alone (or $146 for each person who celebrated). But you can have a fantastic and romantic Valentine’s without spending lots, which is important if you’re saving to become a homeowner (or saving for other goals such as retirement). Here… Continue Reading Six Affordable Ideas to Make Valentine's Day Special
It’s the holiday season, and many of us are busy buying gifts for family and friends. But how much you spend on those gifts may have a negative impact on your credit score. If you’re planning on buying a home in 2017, it’s good financial strategy to hold off on buying expensive gifts. It’s also… Continue Reading Ideas for Saving Money on Holiday Gifts
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