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 [...]

Feng Shui Living: Tips to Get Ready for Spring

Feng shui has long been used to balance the energy in one’s home to provide better chances at succeeding in multiple spheres of life. Dating back to around 4,000 BC, this ancient pseudoscience is based on the principle that the arrangement of your home has a large emphasis on your personal chi (energy). Believe it [...]

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? [...]

Taking On Your Partner’s Debt: What to Ask Before You Consolidate

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Calonia. Having candid conversations with your partner about debt can feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re newlyweds or planning a marriage and future together. The reality, however, is that money is often the leading cause of anxiety and stress in a marriage. According to a 2018 study by [...]

Guess Who’s Driving Confidence in the Housing Market Now

The dream of homeownership remains a strong one among younger renters. As the housing recovery continues, Americans are growing more confident in the housing market in general. And that confidence comes in part from a potentially surprising source: Millennial renters, who to date have been perceived by many as largely uninterested in and/or unable to [...]