We’ve all seen them: the gorgeous and pristine home with curb appeal that just seems to liven up the entire neighborhood, and the down-on-its-luck home with the weed-filled yard and shabby paint that makes the whole block look bleak. For people who live near both of these homes, they might understandably wonder if the first will have a positive impact on the local real estate market while the second will cause housing values to fall. The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.
Depending on where you are in the home buying process, you may have made a list of the features you want in your new home, the supplies you need for packing, the final to-dos of moving day and the beverage request list for all the people helping you move. But what about that other list? The one with your new doctor, pharmacy, bank, cable/Internet company and favorite coffee shop? Here's a list of things you’ll want to think about when moving to a new location, to help make that transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.
If you’re facing flood damages, there are some things you can do to minimize the costs of restoring your home. Here are the steps you should take to repair the damage, dry out your home and minimize flooding effects in the future.
It may be hard to believe, but summer is very close. Before you throw on your flip flops and head to the beach, there are a few things you’ll want to take care of around the house in preparation for the warm summer months. We’ve compiled a to-do list to help you get started.
A UNC Charlotte study entitled “Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective” interviewed over 400 seasoned burglars about their motivations and methods in an attempt to understand this crime. What they learned may surprise you, but how you can defend yourself could as well.
One thing that many people have going for them when it comes to moving is time. However, every situation is different. When time is limited, the process can be that much more stressful – unless you follow these tips!
How does do-it-yourself lawn fertilization compare to hiring a company to do the work? We compare both methods based on three key criteria: ease, price and quality. Which option makes the most sense?
A homeowners association can help preserve and promote the value of your home. However, not knowing the rules or how to deal with them can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting owner. Find out how to avoid unpleasant surprises and take advantage of these governing organizations.
If you want to save some dough, it may be the perfect time to make your home greener! There are plenty of things you can do to save energy and lower your utility bills. Read on to check out these seven green tips!
We’re wading into the great debate over mounting your TV above the fireplace. We’ll weigh our options by taking a look into both sides of this (ahem) heated argument.