7 Best Paint Colors for a More Soothing Bedroom

According to a Sherwin-Williams survey, 3 out of 4 consumers say their bedroom needs painting – but they want to be sure they choose a wall color that soothes & promotes more restful sleep. The paint company suggests that a black painted ceiling in a room with soft beige walls encourages a good night’s sleep. They also provide tips for 7 other color choices... (more)

10 Signs You Are Ready to Invest in Real Estate

When it comes to property investment, timing is everything. Ultimately, choosing the right time to enter the market will have a significant impact on the long-term success of your investment. But how can you as an investor know whether the timing is right? Global property portal Lamudi has compiled a list of 10 tell-tale signs that now is the time to start building... (more)

6 Homeowner Expenses Renters Must Consider

Transitioning from renter to homeowners means much more than simply having a place to call your own. Purchasing a home is well worth the investment, but it’s important for renters to be totally financially committed. Renters seeking to buy a one should budget not only monthly expenses but also these overlooked costs: Home maintenance – Unlike renters, homeowners... (more)

Trim Moving Costs by Planning Ahead

By Keith Loria Whether you plan to pack up and move your belongings on your own or hire a moving company to do all the heavy lifting, one thing’s for certain: moving isn’t cheap. A good moving company will cost thousands of dollars, and that number is likely to increase if you hire them to pack everything as well. Or, if you don’t have a new home yet and need... (more)

Bathroom Upgrades You Can Do in a Weekend

By Barbara Pronin Replacing the tile or refinishing the tub can be major bathroom projects, even for accomplished do-it-yourselfers. But when it comes to adding style and pizzazz, it can take just a few good ideas and a weekend or less to turn your frumpy bathroom into a beauty.From news and lifestyle journal Epoch Times, here are eight good ideas to help get... (more)

What should I take into account when buying a new home?

You can find out more about an existing property and neighborhood before you buy then you can a new home in a newly developed community. When the home is on the outskirts of town, ask the developer about future access to public transit, entertainment venues, shopping centers, churches and schools. Also review local zoning ordinances. A remote area can quickly... (more)

7 Things You Should Never Do To Your Home

By Barbara Pronin New homeowners can be overwhelmed with the list of things they should do to their homes – clean the gutters & replace the furnace filters, for example. But, say the Wall St. Journal’s home advisors, there are at least 7 things a homeowner should never do – and here’s why: Don’t do your own plumbing chores – No matter how... (more)

Off the Wall Tips for Repurposing Wallpaper

By Suzanne De Vita This week’s #TBT is Grandma Maxine’s wallpaper collection. Yes, my dear grandmother really collected wallpaper. And not just swatches or scraps here and there – I mean rolls and rolls of the stuff. Occasionally she’d scrapbook with it, but for the most part, it remained untouched. Until, that is, she gave them to me.I’m not a designer, nor... (more)

How do you decide whether to add on to an existing home or purchase a new one?

There are a few things to consider, including cost, individual needs, and what will add value down the road. Also important: your emotional attachment to the existing home. As designer and builder Philip S. Wenz, the author of adding to a house: planning, design & construction, notes, an addition is much cheaper than building a new home and can offer a “new”... (more)

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