5 Hot Home Decor Trends for Spring

While you’ve been quarantined in your home, spring has arrived. And while the usual outdoor festivities likely will be canceled or moved online, that doesn’t mean you can’t still appreciate the changing of the seasons inside your own house—especially when it comes to all of the new looks coming out right now. Toward that end, […]

This is our story about the tsunami called Covid-19, and our escape down the Amazon River, Peru.

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There’s a moment when a surfer stands up on his board, right in front of a wave seemingly impervious to the impending bone crushing water about to consume him. He is all confidence and fluid grace. This is our story about the tsunami called COVID-19, and our escape down the Amazon river, Peru. The madness […]

DIY Living Room Projects to Tackle While You’re Social Distancing

DIY Living Room Projects

Thinking of selling your home soon, but stuck practicing social distancing? Try taking on some do-it-yourself home projects that not only will make you feel more productive, but also might pay dividends when it comes time to place your house on the market. Here are some easy-to-do living room chores that can give you a […]

How to Handle a Real Estate Deal During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Buying, selling or looking for a home right now? You can bet you’re not alone when it comes to having plenty of questions, especially in light of the uncertain financial climate. While properties still are going under contract and new listings are coming on the market, you might still be nervous about selling or putting […]

The 7 Best HGTV Shows Available to Stream

HGTV Shows

Looking for something to binge watch on TV while you’re stuck at home waiting out the coronavirus? Why not try some of HGTV’s top renovation shows, especially if you’re thinking about placing your home on the market soon and want to do some touchups beforehand. A few of HGTV’s best series are among those available […]

Find the Ideal Neighborhood for Your New Home


If you’re looking for a new home, top on your list of priorities should be making sure to choose the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle. From commute times to school districts and more, knowing what to look for can make selecting the best area far simpler. Here, four factors to consider when it comes […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Furnishing Your New Home

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Moving into a new home is exciting, especially when it comes to decorating. After all, who doesn’t like to peruse décor blogs and catalogs, watch HGTV for inspiration? But interior designers say there are mistakes overeager homeowners make time and time again when furnishing their new space. Here are five that you should try and […]

What Features Are Home Buyers Seeking?

Home Features

If you’re in the process of purchasing a home, you likely have a list of must-have features you’re seeking to find. Maybe it’s a breathtaking water view, infinity pool or even plentiful storage space.  To find out the No. 1 features home shoppers in each state are seeking, examined keyword home search data between […]

What Dog Owners Should Replace Before Selling Their Home

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If you own a dog and are thinking about putting your house up for sale, you might need to replace some things due to damage caused by your pet. Here, four things you should consider changing out if you want to increase your property value and possibly get a larger payout when it’s time to […]

4 Ways to Know if You’re Buying a House in a Walkable Neighborhood

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Do you like to stroll to a cafe for breakfast, or maybe walk around the corner to your yoga class? Here are four strategies for finding out how pedestrian-friendly a neighborhood is before you buy it. 1. See what the locals have to say It’s a good idea to talk with your potential neighbors to […]