Home Buying

Earnest Money Deposit

An earnest money deposit, also known as a good faith deposit, is a specific dollar amount that a potential buyer pays to the seller in an effort to display their serious interest in a property.

When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying Budget

When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying Budget

Setting a budget for your home purchase is an important decision.

How To Handle A Motivated Seller

Often ads for homes on the market include the phrase “motivated seller,” and while this sounds as if it may be to your benefit as a home buyer, what does it actually mean?  If a seller is truly motivated you can benefit from a number of potential perks they may be willing to throw in to get their home sold, or they may even be willing to accept a lower offer than the asking price.

Buying Your First Home

Now that you’ve made the decision to purchase your first home, a hearty congratulations is in order!  Becoming a homeowner, especially for the first time, can stir up some feelings of anxiety and excitement.

Examining A Home Objectively - What Matters And What Doesn’t

Examining A Home Objectively: What Matters And What Doesn’t

Everyone heads out to look at potential homes with a list of the things they want in a house, and a list of the things they definitely do not want.

Home Selling

Protecting Your Privacy While Your Home Is On The Market

Selling your home can cause potential anxiety about your personal privacy.

Home And Garden

Start A Kitchen Herb Garden

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden to give your health and taste buds a treat.

Is A Pool Right For Your Property

The cool refreshing look of water on a hot summer’s day can make any homeowner wish they had a pool in their backyard, but making the decision about whether a pool is right for your property is more complicated than buying an inflatable bed with a cup holder.

Decorating Ideas For Girls' Rooms

If you have a room that requires a feminine touch, don’t fret.

Hot Decorating Tips

Let’s face it.

Home Safety Tips

Your home is your haven and, as such, it should be a place where you feel safe.

Using Your Fireplace Safely

Using Your Fireplace Safely

A fireplace is a great feature in any home, and can create that warm, homey feeling on a cold winter evening that every homeowner dreams of.

Financing Articles

How Much House You Can Afford

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the affordability of a house and, as a potential homebuyer, it’s important that you know what type of mortgage payments are within your budget.

Holiday Articles

Ways To Thrill Mom On Mother's Day

A mother is someone who looks after you, takes care of you when you are sick and is always there to show you just how much she loves you.

Hanukkah Decorating Ideas

Hanukkah is a very special time of year on the Jewish calendar.

Planning The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Planning The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Searching for hidden treasures and tasty sweets is the biggest part of Easter for young children.

Create Kid-Safe Jack O Lanterns

Halloween is a great time of year to let the creativity go wild, and when decorating for this fun and family-oriented holiday, it really wouldn’t be complete without a jack-o’-lantern or two!  While carving pumpkins is the traditional way to create a jack-o’-lantern, if you have young children or kids who want to create jack-o’-lanterns without adult supervision, then it can be a dangerous and risky craft idea.