Contractor
Homeowners know all too well that appliances break, pipes leak, and sometimes home upgrades and repairs are a necessity. While we all wish we had a neighbor like Bob Vila,…
Foreclosure
At first glance, foreclosed properties appear to be the kind of bargains you simply can’t pass up. For some, it’s true: Buying a foreclosure can be a terrific investment opportunity.…
Market Madness [part 1]: Take the First Step Toward Selling Your Home
Elbow room. That’s what led my wife and me to finally take the plunge and put our house on the market: we need more physical space. We are currently in…
5 Social Media Strategies to Deter Burglary, Theft
Updated December 2014 Tweeting pics from your tropical vacation? Sharing your weekend plans on Facebook? You may want to think twice before you hit “Post.” Sure, it’s fun to share…
Consider These 5 Things Before Renting Your Townhome
When my husband and I first bought our townhome, I loved everything about it—the high ceilings, the spacious kitchen and most of all, the neighborhood. Once we updated some of…
Moving In Together: What Stays and What Goes?
When taking my marriage vows, I promised to stick by my husband’s side through sickness and health, for richer or poorer. But before we moved in together, I didn’t realize…
3 Key Questions to Help You Make the Most of Your Retirement
When their years in the workforce are over and their kids have finally flown the coop, retirees must decide what to do with all that extra space. Some opt for…
How to Find and Keep Good Tenants
Finding good tenants does not require magic or voodoo. Adherence to a trusted formula for tenant screening will ensure fewer headaches and lower expenses for landlords. My trusted formula can…
Is Insurance Really Necessary?
When you are young and single, the last thing you probably think about is insurance. From car and health insurance to home or renter’s insurance, monthly premiums can add up…
Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
If you’ve been considering giving your apartment a makeover but are hesitant to spend hundreds of dollars to do so, I’ve got some news that may convince you to make…