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Kitchen Islands Add Function and Style to Your Kitchen - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Kitchen Islands Add Function and Style to Your Kitchen

A kitchen island is a freestanding counter-height workspace that provides a useful countertop, storage area and seating. Depending on the size, shape and style of your kitchen and surrounding area, an island can add more functionality and personality to a highly trafficked area of your home.

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Analyzing Education Around the World | Infographic - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Analyzing Education Around the World | Infographic

Some people think the U.S. has a long way to go regarding our educational system. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not America was hitting the mark in our school systems, this is your lucky day!
Check out this infographic below. We compared pupil/teacher ratios for the United States and other countries near and far, investigated how many hours some students spend studying every year, and the high school graduation rates abroad.

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Beware of Rental Scams - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Beware of Rental Property Scams

Across the country, people are being targeted by scammers who advertise rental homes that either do not exist or aren’t available – only to find out when it’s too late. We’ll share some common rental scam tactics, red flags to keep an eye out for and ways you can protect yourself from being a victim.

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Beneficial Garden Bugs - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Beneficial Garden Insects: Don’t Squash These Bugs!

The other day, while working in my garden, I saw the grossest looking thing I’d seen in a long time. Hiding under a leaf on my Hungarian Wax pepper was a caterpillar, which doesn’t sounds bad, but it was covered in these tiny pods that looked just like white rice. Don’t believe me? Look at this!

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Robots At Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Real Life Robots: How Technology Is Shaping Our Future

If you’re told to think about the future of the world, what comes to mind? Maybe you envision artificial intelligence running a technology-embedded planet with flying contraptions overhead and self-navigating transportation systems below. But that’s just your imagination running away with the ideas planted in your head – realistically that’s not where we’re headed. Or is it?

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Credit Card Perks 2 - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Credit Card Perks?

Credit card perks come in all different shapes and sizes. Chances are you probably don’t know about all the different perks offered to you through your credit card. Read on to find out some of the lesser known perks that come with different cards as well as some of the most popular.

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Personalize Your Home: Pick Colors that Stand Out in a Good Way - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Eco-Friendly Paint: What Is It and Is It Worth the Money?

That’s right. Those Earth-loving environmentalists have even reached into the realm of house paint. It’s easy to understand why though when you dig a little bit deeper into the benefits of eco-friendly paint. If you want to learn more about why it’s a smart choice and how to pick it out from the rest, read on!

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Homemade Bug Repellent - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Natural Homemade Insect Repellents That Work

Natural homemade insect repellents are a great alternative to chemical-based ones. Store bought natural repellents cost a pretty penny, but not to worry. You can easily and inexpensively make your own, and most of the ingredients might already be around your home.

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Benefits of Attending a Home Improvement and Garden Expo - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Benefits of Attending a Home Improvement & Garden Expo

If you’re thinking about making upgrades to your home, you should consider visiting a home improvement or garden show so you can see what’s new, get ideas and compare prices!

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Does Your Home Size Measure Up? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Does Your Home Size Measure Up?

Does the size of your home really matter? And is your home bigger or smaller than the average for your area? Our new infographic will help you find out.

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