Happy Homes: Five Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

“For me home is simply about shelter, in all manners of speaking. It is a place of rest and refuge, a place where I can play, relax, unwind or create a home is the place that replenishes my soul.”-Pia Jane Bijkerk   Sanctuary, refuge, haven—these are all words to connote one meaning: Home. To some, … More Happy Homes: Five Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

First Time Homebuyers: Five Ways to Deal with Cold Feet When Buying a Home

“A man builds a fine house; and he has a master, and a task for life: He is to furnish, watch, show and keep it in repair, the rest of his days”-Ralph Waldo Emerson   It has been said that owning a home is a keystone of wealth and financial stability. With this in mind, … More First Time Homebuyers: Five Ways to Deal with Cold Feet When Buying a Home

Home Security: Five Signs Your Home is Being Watched, Marked and Cased by Burglars

“Home is a sanctuary for me and the place where I can relax. Everyone should have the right to a safe and secure home.”-Corinne Bailey Rae   For many, the home is regarded as the safest sanctuary to an individual insomuch that it is meant to protect its inhabitants from all sorts of outside elements. … More Home Security: Five Signs Your Home is Being Watched, Marked and Cased by Burglars

Great Neighborhoods: Five Bad Neighbors to Avoid When Buying a Home

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.”-G.K. Chesterton   A Chinese proverb once said that finding a good neighbor is a priceless treasure. Similarly, Hesiod has been quoted to say that a bad neighbor is a misfortune as much as … More Great Neighborhoods: Five Bad Neighbors to Avoid When Buying a Home

Beautiful Homes: Four House Features You Should Never Overlook As a Homeowner

“Home, the spot of the earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”-Robert Montgomery Moving into your first new home is not only a financial milestone but a dream realized for most. However, there is a myriad of things one should consider when it comes to choosing your dream home—particularly if this … More Beautiful Homes: Four House Features You Should Never Overlook As a Homeowner

From Dream to Done: Four Ways to Match Your Renovation Vision to Your Budget

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” -Juan Montoya   There has never been any doubt that home renovations are paramount to preserve the integrity of the home. Apart from being an integral part of home maintenance, it can also be precipitated … More From Dream to Done: Four Ways to Match Your Renovation Vision to Your Budget

Renovation Faux Pas: Four Common Mistakes New Homeowners Commit in Home Renovation Projects

“Renovating old homes is not about making them look new. It is about making new unnecessary.” -Ty McBride   There is a myriad of things that prompt a renovation or a home upgrade. Apart from being a paramount aspect of maintaining a home’s integrity, it also serves both aesthetic and functional purposes. Similarly, you might … More Renovation Faux Pas: Four Common Mistakes New Homeowners Commit in Home Renovation Projects