Category: Living

living in a small house

Living small

What are the pros and cons of living in a small home? My wife and I recently returned from a short holiday in Taiwan and Hong Kong. We were there visiting old friends...

storage space

6 small storage space ideas

Storage space ideas for your next home As first time home buyers and downsizing empty nesters move into smaller homes, it is critical that they get creative with their...

lighten up a dark house

The best ways to brighten a dark home

When you are selling your home, most Realtors will tell you to turn on all of the lights and open up the curtains before all showings. Do you ever wonder why that is?...

packing to move

What are mistakes people make when packing up to move?

Q: What advice do you have about packing for a move? A: The biggest part of moving is actually the packing and unpacking. To make the job faster and easier do not make...

six reasons to own

6 great reasons to own a house

Understanding the financial impact of renting can help you decide if you need to rent or buy a house. There are lots of great reasons to own a house. Here are six: # 1:...

ownership comes with costs

Owning a home

The hidden costs of owning a home Owning a home goes beyond just paying a mortgage. Taxes, utility bills, insurance, cleaning and maintenance are all costs of home...

things you could clean

What are some things that people should clean but rarely do?

Q: What are some things that most people forget to clean? A: When it’s time to give your home a good cleaning, don’t miss these places that often get overlooked:...

autumn

Five things to do with your yard in Autumn

It is Autumn. Time for some yard care. Now that it is Autumn, you will need to devote a little bit of time to cleaning up and maintaining the yard. It will make a big...