Life At Home

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home Your Move August 1, 2022
5 Things Every First Time Homebuyer Needs to Know

So you’re ready to buy your first house? Owning a place of your own is an exciting – and wise – prospect! But the road leading to homeownership can seem daunting: twists and turns and mountains to climb before you’re comfortably settled into “home, sweet home!” Here’s a roadmap for the savvy homebuyer: 1. Know… Continue

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home July 25, 2022
Renting Your Home Out

Looking to be a landlord? Investing in real estate rentals can be lucrative, but be aware that “passive” income requires homework, real work, and some headaches. Whether you’re considering a long-term rental or an Airbnb, here’s a list of pros and cons homeowners face. But first, find out if real estate investing will work for… Continue

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home June 20, 2022
12 Items You Probably Forgot to Clean in Your Bedroom and Bathroom

Your primary suite may not get much guest traffic or public presentation, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve attention. Our bedrooms and bathrooms are our personal sanctuaries, and keeping them clean is important for our sanity and sanitation. If you’re preparing to sell your home, prospective buyers will be viewing every room with a… Continue

Home organizing
For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home May 25, 2022
25 Ways to Tackle Home Organization through a Home Edit

Decluttering is essential to prepare for the sale of your home, but there are other reasons to tidy up. Retail therapy. We’ve all done it: shopping for fun, celebrating by buying, rewarding ourselves with a purchase… Or two. Or five.  Shopping can be a quick fix for elevating mood. But after a while, our houses… Continue

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home Lifestyle May 18, 2022
DMV Home Style Trends: What’s In? What’s Out?

When it comes to home styles in the U.S., we often broadly categorize them by region. A Southern style home might have columns and a spacious wrap-around porch with rocking chairs. We think of Californians as loving their mid-century modern ranch-style homes or Spanish style abodes. When we envision the midwest, farmhouses, and Craftsman-style homes… Continue

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home April 11, 2022
How to Host an Unforgettable Easter Brunch

Ham or lamb. Hot cross buns. Deviled eggs. And candy. Lots of candy. You really can’t go wrong with the tried-and-true traditional Easter brunch, but if you’re looking to liven it up a bit this year, here are some fresh ideas. Plan and prepare ahead First and foremost, save yourself from the Easter morning mayhem… Continue

Family fun in the backyard
For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home March 28, 2022
20 Tips to Get Your Backyard Ready for an Epic Summer

Sunny days are here again and it’s time to make merry memories for your loved ones! Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are prime times for outdoor entertainment, but with a little planning, a backyard oasis can be the perfect place for fun every day! Here are some ideas on how to set the… Continue

For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home March 7, 2022
The 15+ (Forgotten) Things You Need to Clean

You may be a neatnik, but are you really a clean freak? Kudos to you for clearing clutter! Hats off for your regular cleaning routine! Now it’s time to clean those neglected places that may not require weekly maintenance, but a periodic cleanse to keep your house in tip-top shape. Tackle these projects to keep… Continue

Deep kitchen cleaning
For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home January 26, 2022
Deep Clean Your Kitchen: Tips for Tackling 8 Neglected Nooks and Crannies

Keeping up with kitchen mess is a monotonous yet necessary chore. But going beyond the daily tidying and really diving into a deep clean takes planning, effort and elbow grease. If you’re ready to make your kitchen truly sparkle, follow these steps toward a major cleanse. Be forewarned: This is going to get ugly. You’ll… Continue

Top house plants for novice gardener
For Buyers & Sellers Life At Home January 17, 2022
Top 10 Houseplants for the Novice Grower

Are you a biophiliac? Maybe you should be! Biophilia literally means “love of life,” and describes our innate tendency to seek out connections with nature. As humans have evolved, we have become increasingly detached from nature through urbanization and technological advances. This can be detrimental to our health. But if regular communing with nature outside… Continue

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