Rent-Lease-Own… What’s Your Best Option

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current…

What’s new – Copper!

Copper Chic Surges (Even More) Why it’s important: The old standby of copper—think of those pots your parents, grandparents, or Julia Child used—started its re-emergence last year. And the reason that it’s becoming a more widespread alternative to stainless steel, wood, and other materials isn’t all surface. Yes, copper can add sheen, sparkle, and a 1940s…

Start Smart – Your 2016 Home Search

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Read Keep Your Home Purchase on Track You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. Read 7 Steps to Take…

3 Cost-Effective Home Improvements

3 Top-Priority Home Improvement Projects Tackling home improvement projects can make the experience of homeownership even more personal and rewarding. Many of us have grand plans for DIY projects, only to put them off for months, and even years, as we try to find the money and time. So if dollars and hours are strictly…