May 2019

Gardening Can Be a Bed of Roses. Try These Tips 

Posted on May 28, 2019


Dreaming of a bed of roses or rows of tasty tomato plants is easy; the reality may feel like a nightmare, particularly to first-timers. 
If you’re planning on seeing whether your thumb is green this summer, note that gardeners are just as varied as gardens, and even those who grew up surrounded by high-rise buildings can nurture something from a plo...

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The Tiny House Movement: Fad or Solution?

Posted on May 21, 2019

  
You don’t have to be house shopping to know that “tiny” is very now. 
“Tiny” as in “tiny homes,” that is.
TV shows, magazines, and the lifestyle sections of newspapers have been promoting the “small is beautiful” philosophy for months now. 
What’s it all about? 
A tiny house or apartment is generally described as less than 400 square feet (37.16 square...

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Your Home Buyer Now Looks Past Bling for Basic

Posted on May 13, 2019


If you want to recoup your renovation dollars when you sell, be sure to repair that leaky roof before springing for a fabulous new kitchen. 
While a new kitchen may sound seductive, simply upgrading it is likely all you’ll need to do to attract prospective buyers. 
Today’s buyers are purchasing the basics, and they want them in good shape.
According t...

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Starting a RENO? Call Your Insurance Company First!

Posted on May 06, 2019


Here’s something you may not have considered when contemplating a reno:
Be sure to notify your insurance company before taking a sledgehammer to your kitchen. 
Big or small, a home renovation can affect your policy. 
Here’s why:
If it’s a large project, you may have to live elsewhere while the work is completed. 
Unoccupied homes can invalidate a home i...

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