5 Home Features That Could Impact Your Insurance Rate (and Upgrades That Can Lower It)

The following is a guest post from Paul Martin The way home insurance rates are calculated can seem like a mystery. However, once you understand the mindset of the insurance company, it becomes easier to figure out. To lower your home insurance rate, you’ll need to honestly review some key features of your home that [...]

Your Home’s Honey Do List for May

The tulips are blooming and the yard work is piling up, but all you can dream about is Memorial Day barbecues. Before you fire up that grill, here is your home’s honey do list for May which will make summer even more enjoyable. 1. Curb Appeal – Because April showers bring May flowers, it’s time to [...]

5 New Homeowner Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid (And How to Avoid Them)

The following is a guest post from Jessica Thiefels. Becoming a first-time homeowner is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and the key is in hand. Suddenly you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s [...]

5 Ways to Pay for a Pricey Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a great way to change your living space without buying a new house. Whether your overgrown starter home needs an extension or you want to add luxury upgrades to your basic bathroom, a remodel can give you the home you want using the resources you already have. One roadblock, however, can be [...]

8 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

The following is a guest post written by Jessica Thiefels. Homeownership in the U.S. is increasing according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner [...]

5 Kitchen Update Trends

The following is a guest post from Patti Stern. Whether you’re looking to invest in simple updates or a complete kitchen renovation, you can’t go wrong incorporating the latest design trends to enjoy now as well as boost your home’s value when it comes time to sell. If you’re not sure where to begin, check [...]

How to Swap Rooms to Make Your Old Home Feel New in 2019!

Written by Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving Company Laura McHolm Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your house a makeover or declutter? Tired of the old paint colors, the piles of catalogs, over stuffed closets and toys that your kids haven’t touched since 2013? Is your tween not lovin’ the Winnie the Pooh theme room anymore? [...]

A Mindful Move: Home is Where the Om Is

Written by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm We are all trying to be more mindful. No reason to “try;” instead, relax and be. Easier said than done, right? We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet and calm. But, in [...]

Trends in Landscaping Design to Try This Year

The following is a guest post by Cat Murphy. Whether you’re trying to sell your home or update the one you recently bought, there are plenty of ways to modernize your landscaping and add a touch of refreshing curb appeal. The latest trends include homeowners stepping outside the box with landscaping designs that have Mother [...]

5 Tips for Staying Organized in the New Year

The new year brings new opportunities to set and achieve goals and get organized. Decluttering and organizing might seem like a giant mountain to move, but oftentimes the hardest part is getting started. So many of us get stuck before we truly start and then cannot seem to stay organized over time. If you’re planning [...]