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Homebuying 101: 15 Things You Need to Invest In After You Move

Packing. Moving. Closing … oftentimes, the process of moving from a rental into a new home can all feel a bit like a blur. When you work with a pro moving company, that should help…


7 Guest Room Must-Haves

As life in many parts of the world resumes back to a “normal” rhythm of travel and hospitality, for many home-dwellers, the guest room has returned. It could be a spare bedroom or perhaps a…


Exploring Austin: A Visitor’s Guide to Austin, Texas

Whether you’re traveling from a nearby Texas city or scoping out the town for a potential move or relocation, exploring Austinand its environs should bring a smile to your face. With bountiful sunshine (over 300…


Exploring Chicago in One Summer Day

  Second City. The Windy City. Chi-Town. Whatever nickname you give it, the city of Big Shoulders stands tall among major metro areas with plenty for visitors to do in the summertime.   If you…


How to Keep Your House Clean: The Power of 10-Minute Cleaning Bursts

One thing that has proven itself true again this year is that at times, life certainly does get hectic. Be it our work or family obligations, social gatherings or volunteer commitments, our calendars are often…


How to Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa

If you’ve ever been to a spa or luxurious retreat, it’s no secret that the blissful way you feel after that experience is, in a word, pure aaaaaaaahhh. So … what if it’s possible to…


Summer Moving Do’s and Don’ts

Summertime. Living can be easy, and often even nicer when you have a new place to live. So for many Americans, moving into a new home during the summer months is part of the plan….


Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Having a home professionally cleaned is always an option for those who’d like to pay for the service. But what about between service weeks, the occasional deep clean, or if you’re really just trying to…


Homebuying 101: What Does an Appraiser Do?

When it comes to buying a house or trying to refinance your mortgage, the role of an appraiser is a critical component. That’s because in the world of real estate, there are three numbers: the…


Homebuying 101: To Buy or Build? Questions to Ask

In today’s economy, finding a new home you love can be challenging. You might ask yourself, Can I see myself here for the next five years? Does this place feel like home? Does this space “work”…