Scary Issues That Can Kill Your New Home Joy

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That new home you’re thinking of buying might not be as perfect as you think. Danger lurks behind every wall. Or maybe just one. Either way, it’s probably something you should know about.  Buying a home is full of challenges, and the one that might be the most frustrating of…

Hot Wallpaper Trends to Transform Your Space

Wallpaper. It’s the word that still makes some people shudder from long-held memories of those god-awful, old-fashioned designs that were permanently affixed to Grandma’s walls.  “Wallpaper is one of those things that fell out of the zeitgeist—hard,” said Stylecaster. “After pervading the home decor trends-sphere in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, wallpaper became the stuff…

It’s a DIY World out There. Are You Game?

More and more homeowners are looking to save money, gain valuable experience, and take pride in their places by doing their own home fixes and renovations. But when do you know if a project is DIY-worthy or DIY-crazy?  We’re looking at five of the most popular projects to determine whether you can have at it…

How to Get a Jump on Fall Home Projects

Starbucks just released a new pumpkin flavored drink and the Halloween gear is starting to replace the patio furniture outside the supermarket. That must mean fall is near. If you’re anything like us, the first freeze hits us and we remember all those projects we wanted to do and never started—projects that will help protect…

Bold Patterns: Tips for Using the Trend in Your Home

Like florals? Great! Graphic patterns. Awesome. Stripes? Fantastic. Choose your poison. It’s all about graphic patterns today. The trick to making them look fresh is in the scale. Modern patterns are all about the oversized.  Here are the tips to use to make your space sing.  Start with the walls “Forget about blank walls, because…

Why This Might Be the Time to Buy a Condo

Is a condo in the cards for you? Or have you crossed it off your list because it’s too hard to get a decent loan? We have some good news.  New guidelines from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) means more homebuyers may be eligible for a government-backed mortgage. That could mean a lower down payment…