Everything you need to know about buying a home — on one index card. A home is often the biggest financial investment you’ll make in your lifetime. In fact,a recent Zillow analysisreports that the typical American homeowner has 40% of their wealth tied up in their home. Several years ago, I wrotea complete guide to financial planningon one index card,…
Breathe new life into a dated split-level with these tips — you have more options than you might think! What’s not to love about a split-level home? The interior spaces flow. And while the change in floor level creates a partial separation of spaces, they are visually connected from one level to the next. Split-levels are cool — on the…
Rule #1 of the best week off at home: Plan ahead. You don’t need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper staycation. Look no further than your own home for a staycaytion dreams are made of. Make no mistake, an at-home staycation doesn’tjust mean a lazy weekend on the couch. Turn your humble abode into…
The best way to create a cozy bedroom you’ll love snuggling up to? Find a look that reflects your personality. Aah… the bedroom of your dreams. Will it include fuzzy pillows or homespun quilts? Perhaps it’s covered wall to wall in plush rugs. Or maybe it’s a clutter-free, serene space. Rest assured, this quiz will help you discover your style….
Surrounding yourself with reminders of your hobbies and interests makes any space more meaningful. Your home reflects who you are, and you’re way more than a selection of tasteful paint and furniture. Why not celebrate your passions by incorporating them into your decorating? When your talents, skills, and hobbies are on display as a natural part of your decor, you…
These homes with clean lines and bright spaces prove you can maximize style while keeping things minimal. Stunning. Sleek. Neat. Feast your eyes on eight simple, yet sophisticated homes so serene, they might just have you decluttering in no time. Open and airy — up, down and around High ceilings and a palette of neutral colors make this living room…
Everyone who applies for housing has the right to be treated the same. The Fair Housing Act was created with the goal of advising landlords, lenders, buyers, and renters of the housing practices that could be considered discriminatory. What Is the Fair Housing Act? The Fair Housing Act is a law that was created to put an end to discriminatory…
Get those rainy day funds in order — you’re going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs that can catch buyers unaware and…