3 High-Impact Spots to Use Bold Color

  Don’t hold back — bright, bold colors are on trend and easier to incorporate than you might think. The next two years are all about the big, the bold, and the beautiful. While neutrals and metallics will always dominate interior color palettes, the new color trends are paving the way for a rise in fearless accents. Adding pops of …

Ways To Cut Household Expenses And Save Money Each Month

The key to saving money is knowing where to trim your budget. Paying bills is never fun, but it’s even less exciting when monthly expenses leave you eating noodles for the last few days before every payday. But you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice the lifestyle you want to live in an apartment or home you love. In fact, eliminating …

Our Racially Divided Housing Market Is Changing, Thanks to Millennials

A look at how we got here and where we’re headed. Kieran Killeen was astounded when he bought a home in Vermont in 2002, and its title barred minorities from living there unless they were servants. They were empty words. Racial covenants are no longer legal. But Killeen, who is white, did not like having even a defunct racist restriction …

What You Need To Know About Buying A Home This Spring

Low inventory in many markets combined with higher prices and rising interest rates can make buying a home challenging, but not impossible. Blooming flowers and warmer temperatures don’t just mark the start of allergy season. Spring is also peak season for real estate sales. If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably wondering what the current market …

5 Ways You’ll Spend Money on Your New Construction Home After Closing

Save some room in your budget for expenses after move-in. By the time you get the keys to your new construction home, you might feel stretched thin in the finance department. From earnest money and design center upgrades, to closing costs and moving expenses, buying a brand-new home is never cheap. As you take a look at the costs on …

The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster

Entice buyers by avoiding these 4 common turnoffs. You love your home. You’ve made lots of happy memories there and put time and energy into decorating and furnishing. But when you need to sell your home and it sits on the market for weeks, with no one seemingly interested? Baffling. Rather than dwell on what’s wrong with your home, take …

Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

Shopping for a home has evolved over the years. Here’s what you need to know about the new generation of buyers. For years we’ve seen the shift in Baby Boomers ditching their large suburban homes for the excitement of urban life. And we’re noticing the reverse from millennials: leaving behind small spaces along with the hustle and bustle of the …

Best Home Improvements For Every Month Of The Year

Does it feel as if your home improvement to-do list never ends? Try organizing your projects by month. Then knock these 12 items off your list. Once you become a homeowner, the number of things you need (or want) to improve increases exponentially. There’s always something to be done. But certain times of year are better to tackle specific projects, …

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets the Easy Way

Taking a DIY approach to renovating your kitchen is a great way to save money and put your own stamp on your home’s interior design. A big area to save money on when completing your own kitchen makeover is the cabinets. Replacing old cabinets with new ones can cost a hefty chunk of change, but you can give your old …

5 Design Trends That Turn Off Buyers

If your walls could talk, they might say, “Don’t paint me lime green.” Our homes may be a reflection of ourselves, but this philosophy can backfire when you’re putting a property up for sale. “What a seller likes may be too personal for a buyer,” says Jennifer Kjellgren, broker and owner of Intown Expert, an Atlanta, GA, real estate firm. …