Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings”-Jane Jacobs A myriad of things prompt a renovation. For most, it is to accommodate the expansion of a growing family. To some, it is to improve the aesthetics of their home, and to the rest, it is seen as an avenue for … More Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

Beautiful Rental Homes: Five Characteristics of a Good Airbnb Rental

“Travelers increasingly, turn to vacation rental homes as a home away from home for their vacation accommodations. Unlike hotels, vacation rental homes offer so many advantages—from fully equipped kitchens and plenty of bedrooms to private pools and media rooms.” –Justin Halloran Today, renting out your homes via Airbnb has been seen as an excellent avenue … More Beautiful Rental Homes: Five Characteristics of a Good Airbnb Rental

Moving-In 101: Five Signs You Probably Should NOT Move in Together

  “A couple who go on living together merely because that was how they began, without any other reason: was that what we were turning into?” –Simone de Beauvoir So, you and your partner have been together for quite a while. You have shared not only a significant number of years together but a collection … More Moving-In 101: Five Signs You Probably Should NOT Move in Together

Home Buying 101: Five Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

“People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, and strive. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not” –Henry Louis Gates   Home ownership has long been considered a keystone of financial stability as well as responsibility. It is a keystone of … More Home Buying 101: Five Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

Guest Post: 10 small home maintenance checks to avoid long term costs

Everyone knows that buying a home is expensive but the cost doesn’t end there. Maintaining a home is a lot more costly than many people anticipate. There are substantial costs  associated with repairing, maintaining and upgrading your property throughout the years. The good news is that a few home maintenance checks can eliminate many long … More Guest Post: 10 small home maintenance checks to avoid long term costs

Modern Living: Four Excellent Reasons Why Condominium Living is perfect for Millennials

“Most people see condo living as somewhere between owning your own home and renting an apartment, but it is more like owning your own home. There is a responsibility that each homeowner has, whether they accept it or not.” –Jean Craig Millennials are known for their independence and individuality. This is the generation that wishes … More Modern Living: Four Excellent Reasons Why Condominium Living is perfect for Millennials

Living and Beyond: Four Ways to Choose the Best Retirement Home

“Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, and the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.” –Hartman Jule   Retirement is but the next adventure. To many retirees, this means looking for … More Living and Beyond: Four Ways to Choose the Best Retirement Home