Trespassers May Be Easier to Forgive than to Forget

One right that every owner holds in real estate is the expectation of privacy. Just Try to Keep Them Out You can generally keep others from entering and using your property – but not always. In rural areas, trespass is usually someone either taking a shortcut over someone else or using another’s property for recreation,…

Planting Milkweed This Spring Could Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Record rains brought a deluge of painted lady butterflies to California last winter. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the uncharacteristically wet weather didn’t have the same impact on the state’s dwindling monarch population. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, “California’s monarch butterfly numbers are at an all-time low, having…

Should You Wait to Renovate?

There are a lot of reasons to consider going through with getting a home renovation, but there are other reasons why you should wait before acting on those projects. Home renovations are expensive and time-consuming, so you should always be certain you want to follow through with them. In addition, you may discover that you’re…

How to Upsize Your Home When Growing Your Home Business

There’s more to upsizing for a home-based business than square footage and storage space. The house you select must be a productive workspace for you and anyone else who’s involved in your business. That means looking inside – inside your home and inside yourself to determine how best to organize and utilize the available workspace.…

5 Home Upgrades For Your Vacation Rental Space

Vacation rentals are experiencing a surge of popularity as websites like VRBO and Airbnb make them more accessible. Guests can find a place that fits their budget, location and accommodation needs. Hosts can easily list their property. The real challenge is creating a space which stands out and offers more than a guest could hope…

What’s New in Residential Roofing Styles

It’s probably safe to say that most homeowners give little thought to their residential roofing, until that roof leaks, sags, or otherwise is in obvious need of repair! Replacing residential roof shingles and tiles before they become worn and damaged or blow away in a storm is an excellent option for keeping your home’s roof…