The 7 Do’s of Holiday Decorating When Your Home Is for Sale

The holiday season can be the most challenging time in the life of a seller. Chilly, wet weather and falling leaves in November and December might mean more raking and shoveling to keep your home pristine. However, the damp weather and dark skies don’t have to squelch your holiday spirit. In fact, the holidays are [...]

How to Prepare Your Home This Winter for a Successful Spring Sale

Planning to sell your home next spring? Why not get a jumpstart during the fall /winter season so you have more time and less stress while preparing? An added plus is that your home could potentially be ready to list in time for the early spring selling season at the end of January when the [...]

Get Thanksgiving Holiday Prep Started Early

It’s time to pack up those spooky Halloween decorations and transition your home for the next fall holiday. Whether you’ll be hosting a family get-together or celebrating with friends, start planning now to ensure a stress- and disaster-free Turkey day. Here’s how to organize your party supplies and details for a beautiful feast this year. [...]

Autumn Nights Outdoors: How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space in the Fall

As we welcome cooler temperatures and colorful foliage, many homeowners might be tempted to pack up the outdoor furniture for the year. Not so fast, we say. Extend the life of your porch or patio by transforming your favorite summer spot into a cozy retreat that’s perfect for enjoying autumn nights outdoors. Keep It Cozy [...]

Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Renewed Home

Is your home fulfilling your current lifestyle needs? Has your home been on the market for months and still not sold? If you answer “Yes” to either of these questions, your home may be going through an identity crisis; it is not configured to best meet your current way of living – or to attract potential [...]

The First Room(s) That Should Be Staged When Selling a Home

Getting ready to sell your home in Humboldt County, and thinking about hiring a staging professional? Excellent choice! Unless you have an unlimited budget it is important for you to decide which rooms in your home are the most important to stage. In the video below, Talia Malizia from AFR Furniture Rental share which [...]

How To Take the Stress Out of One of the Most Painful Parts of Moving

Guest Post by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm China packed? Check. Picture frames packed? Check. Clothes packed? Check. Suddenly, you look into your office and family room, the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho plays in your head. The computer, stereo, and home theater all glare back at you, taunting you – “Go ahead pack us, [...]

8 Houseplants That Give You a Breath of Fresh Air

You may not realize that the indoor air you're breathing right now is laden with formaldehyde, benzene and other chemicals that could kill you. They're called Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, which are emitted by carpet, air fresheners, paints, cosmetics, even newspapers. They can cause serious health problems, including asthma and cancer, and are responsible [...]

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

A little TLC maintenance goes a long way toward staving off expensive repairs. Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big repair bills at bay. In fact, you can keep your entire house fit and healthy for a mere [...]

Get Rid of Bugs and Insects

Summer is in full swing which means enjoying heaps of outdoor activities like swimming and barbecuing. Often times, however, our excitement gets halted by a variety of annoying bugs and insects. Thankfully there are at least five things you can do to alleviate the nuisance and get back to enjoying some fun in the sun. [...]