First-Time Homeowners: Everything You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance
What exactly is home insurance and do I really need it?
By Ryan Hanley
Ready to buy your first home? Before you dot the I’s and cross the T’s on your mortgage, it is important to understand the ins and outs of homeowners insurance.
Without homeowners insurance, a property buyer is unlikely to secure a house. Homeowners insurance protects a residence—and the items stored in a residence&mda... read more
Are You Ready to Buy a Vacation Home?
Eight questions to ask yourself as you make a decision on a vacation home.
Have you contemplated buying a vacation home, but you’re just not sure if it’s the right step?
On one hand, you’d like to own property in your favorite vacation destination. You like the idea of not dealing with the hassle of renting a property or finding a hotel. Perhaps you also have family members who would enjoy using the property.
On the other... read more
Have It Made in the Shade with These Pretty, Energy Efficient Window Treatments
You don’t have to sacrifice style for energy efficiency! Here’s how to beat the heat — and boost your home’s aesthetic appeal in the process!
The following is a guest post by Erin Vaughan of Modernize
It’s almost that time of year where any room in the house is a welcomed relief from the outdoor heat — as long as it’s air conditioned! But your i... read more
9 Questions To Ask When Searching For A Family Home
Here’s how to find a house your growing family will love for years to come.
by Cassie Kreitner
Unless you’re planning on doing your own version of Fixer Upper, the general home-buying rule of thumb is to look for a place you’ll be able to live in for five years or more. So if you have kids (or are about to), you’ll need to look not just at the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but also consider how a h... read more