What You Can Expect to Spend on 10 Common Home Repairs & Replacements (Infographic)

Posted by Laine Smith on 6/10/17 9:05 AM

Homeowners spent more on home improvement between February 2016 and February 2017 than they did between February 2015 and February 2016, according to HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Report. Why does this matter? Because it not only reflects that homeowners are feeling confident in the economy but are also feeling confident in their financial ability to make investments in their homes.


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7 Signs It’s the Right Time to Sell Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 6/2/17 8:30 AM

Your neighbors listed and sold their home near asking price within a week has you wondering – am I ready to sell my own home? The decision to upsize, downsize or simply relocate is one that requires a lot of thought based a variety of factors. Here are some signs that selling your home might be a good option for you this summer.

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Home Design Inspiration: 7 Tips for Choosing Your Home’s Interior Color Palette

Posted by Laine Smith on 5/26/17 8:55 AM

Choosing the right color combo for your home’s interior is no small feat. You want to covey a certain mood and style and have your palette flow seamlessly throughout your home all while avoiding adding too much color. It’s a task! Here are some tips to help you achieve a cohesive look.

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How to Set Up (and Stick To) a Home Repair Budget as a First-Time Homeowner

Posted by Laine Smith on 5/19/17 7:00 AM

You ran the numbers on buying versus renting, the mortgage payments on different home prices and the costs of utilities, but have you budgeted for big-ticket and seasonal home maintenance costs? Give yourself peace of mind by preparing for the costs of homeownership upfront.

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The Biggest Outdoor Living Trends for 2017

Posted by Laine Smith on 5/12/17 8:00 AM

In the market for new patio furniture and/or accessories? We’ve compiled some of the biggest trends on the market so you can get your deck decked out for summer entertaining.

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7 Tips for Your First Year of Homeownership

Posted by Laine Smith on 5/5/17 8:00 AM

As a first-time homebuyer, you had a lot on your plate. From saving for a down payment and closing costs to keeping your credit score mortgage-ready and finding a home that suited your needs, you accomplished a lot even before purchasing your first home.

Now that you’ve closed on your home, there are still some things to consider to keep your first year of homeownership a positive experience.

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From Builder-Grade to Upgraded: 7 DIY Projects to Update Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/28/17 11:11 AM

Builder-grade is a bit of a misleading term. When you think of home builders, you likely think of custom grade products, but on the contrary, builder-grade materials are on the bottom of the pyramid, as far as quality goes. Nevertheless, builder-grade homes are common and give you tons of opportunities to revamp and update them to your own style. See our list of builder-grade updates that will give you a big return without draining your bank account.

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Choosing the Right Flooring Option for Each Room in Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/23/17 12:11 PM

Choosing flooring can seem like a daunting task. You have to consider wear and tear, cost, lifespan, installation, etc. To make this renovation decision a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best flooring types for each room in your home.

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Home Décor Inspiration: What's Your Interior Design Style?

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/22/17 9:05 AM

When it comes to interior design, there are dozens of styles to gain inspiration from. From classic furnishings to retro eclecticism, sometimes it can be hard to figure out where you fall in line. Here’s our list of some of the many top décor and interior design styles to figure out where you land.

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6 Features Empty-Nesters Should Look For in Their Next Home Purchase

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/16/17 10:00 AM

The kids have flown the nest and you’re faced with the proverbial decision on your lifelong home – do you stay or do you go? While it’s never an easy decision to sell and buy again, “downsizing” paves the way for a new style of homeownership. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new home as an empty-nester here are a few things to consider in your search.

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