Keeping It Clean This ‘Flue’ Season

 Roasting chestnuts over an open fire is a delightful holiday season tradition, but unless your flue has been inspected and cleaned, it’s not a very good idea. After all, a far less popular holiday pastime is running out into a winter night in your pajamas because your flue caught on fire. Flue fires account for about 46,000 home fires yearly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Although most homeowners made it out in time, the property damage that can result is often massive. Some flue fires will go undetected and may smoulder for a long time, while others will quickly burn a house…

13 Best Ways to Add Value to Boost Your House Price

These home improvements will reward you financially, especially if you are looking to sell your home Finding the best ways to add value to your home is all important in 2021, with growing fears over house price drops since the global pandemic began. So, if you are thinking of selling up this year, which home improvements will bring you the greatest profits? We ask the experts. ‘All too often home sellers will look to improve their property ahead of a sale with the goal of recouping this cost and more with a higher sold price,’ advises Matthew Cooper, Founder & Managing…

Bathroom Interior Design Ideas To Fit Your Budget

Most people who do renovations start with their kitchen. Oftentimes, they end there too. But the bathroom is one of the most satisfying rooms to remodel. Everyone in the house uses the bathroom every day, so why not make it a peaceful place to be?  These bathroom interior design ideas will give you affordable ways to make changes to your bathroom. Maybe all you need is new lighting or perhaps, you want to flip the entire thing That’s all up to you, we’re just here to inspire.  Solid Marble Vanity While you may not be able to afford kitchen counters that are marble,…

These Home Trends Are Going To Be Huge In 2021

This year has drastically changed the way we use our homes and the amount of time we spend in them. Many of us had to create a home office in our bedrooms without much notice and tried to upgrade our outdoor space without spending a fortune. Pandemic living will continue to have an effect on home decor trends in 2021 as WFH remains the new normal and further nationwide and local lockdowns can’t be ruled out. Here, the experts from home renovation platform Houzz predict the design trends we’re likely to see more of in 2021. They’re partly based on search traffic, so you’re probably starting to…

Why Selling Your Home During the Holidays is Smart

While it may seem quite unconventional to consider selling your home during the holiday season, we’ve got FIVE reasons why it’s actually a very smart choice  1. Buyers are Serious  Many people think ‘serious’ buyers only come around in the spring, and this just isn’t true When sellers choose to wait until the spring market for more buyers, they’re actually missing out on the opportunity to sell their home much faster. In the spring time, more homes are on the market, creating more inventory & more competition, therefore, buyers have more options. When a buyer is moving around the holidays,…

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection

Hiring a home inspector is a critical part of the home-buying process. Today, it is unthinkable that anyone would buy a home without bringing in an inspector. Worth their weight in gold, home inspectors provide an experienced and objective assessment.  Yet because of this objectivity, the home inspector will report all problems relating to the home that falls within their scope. From trivial issues that can be quickly cleared up to stomach-wrenching deal breakers, the inspection report will equally report problems that the next homeowner – you – will inherit from the previous owner. How can you distinguish between problems that are…

Fair Market Value of a Home: How that All-Important Number is Determined

One of the most confusing things for any homeowner is trying to understand how much their home is actually worth. Fair market value, often abbreviated as FMV, is the value at which an asset (like your house) would sell under normal market conditions. It’s a primary tool used to determine a home’s asking price. So what exactly determines the fair market value of a home? We spoke to some industry experts who explained how they go about figuring out the fair market value of homes on the market.  Home Buying Fair Market Value of a Home: How that All-Important Number…

25 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bills This Winter

As much as you wish, electric bills are something that can’t be avoided. During the snapping cold winter months, your electric bill can climb up to insane heights, sometimes blowing your entire month’s budget. Want to learn how to lower your electric bill sticker shock? We got you Follow this list of things you can do to help you save money on your electric bill. 25 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill 1. Use Your Dishwasher Dishwashers may use electricity, but using one regularly can save more energy, money, and time rather than hand washing. Using a dishwasher instead of hand washing can save…

The Best Gutter Guards For Your Home

Gutters are an integral part of our home’s roof as they play a role in maintaining both its structural integrity and longevity. Whenever it rains, gutters collect water and help to direct it away from the home. If you want to protect your gutter, gutter guards are an ideal purchase as it’ll help keep any debris and leaves from clogging up your rain gutters or downspouts.  If you’re new to purchasing a gutter guard and aren’t quite sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ll talk about the benefits of gutter guards and what you should look for when…

You Know You’re into Real Estate When… “Quarandreams” Start Happening to You

Here’s one of the weirdest side effects of the coronavirus pandemic that we’ve heard of so far: People around the world are experiencing a rash of bizarrely vivid quarantine dreams while sleeping, called "quarandreams." And surprisingly often, these weirdly intense sleep visions are all about real estate. Sleep experts and dream analysts agree that the rise of quarandreams is not surprising, given that many are under a lot more stress than usual, combined with the fact that it’s simply easier to remember dreams when there is less noise outside to wake us up mid-sleep cycle. But why are so many…