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Stuck with Old Wallpaper? Paint Over It

At one time, if you wanted to spruce up a room in your house, you’d head to the wallpaper store and pick out a beautiful pattern. While occasionally home décor experts will proclaim that this will be the year wallpaper makes a comeback, the closest homeowners seem to come to wallpapering a room is through the use of borders.…

3 Great Ways to Find Furniture without Breaking Your Budget

Nothing can refresh the look of your home like new furniture. But high-quality tables, sofas, and chairs can be extremely expensive, especially if you’re redoing an entire room. While some furniture stores have generous sales, it’s sometimes hard to know the substandard quality of an item until you’ve actually used it for a while.

6 Reasons Why a Mortgage Refinance Could Work For You

If you’ve built up a certain amount of equity in your home, you might be eligible to refinance your mortgage. Refinancing basically involves getting a new mortgage to replace the original one. The first loan is paid off, then a second loan is created, usually at a much lower interest rate.…

Storage Solutions to Make the Most of Small Spaces

Living in a small house or apartment can be challenging, even if you have few belongings when you move in. Over time, you’ll inevitably collect more items, requiring you to creatively store things with limited closet space and shelving.

But you don’t have to live in a 2,000 square foot house to have plenty of space for everything you own.…

Shopping for an Apartment? Beware These 6 Red Flags

It can be pretty exciting to look around for an apartment, especially if it’s your first. At the same time, it can be downright overwhelming and intimidating. After all, you never know who you’ll be renting from or who your close-quarter neighbors will be.…

A Sconce Askance (and Other Exciting Lighting Opportunities)

From tea candles to track lights, lighting can enhance your home value, complete a design scheme, and literally brighten your days like no other element.

Installed lighting can obviously be a big investment. But if you’re looking for something modern, versatile, and low profile, you can’t beat recessed lighting from the pros.…

Facing Off Against a Cash Buyer – Can You Compete?

After pounding the pavement for what seems like forever, you’ve finally found the place you want to put an offer on. But alas, someone else has already got their fingers on it, and it’s a cash buyer, no less. Buyers with cash are known to swoop in and snatch up properties from under mortgaged buyers.…

Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here’s How to Do It

Moving out of your parents’ house and into a newly purchased home is one thing. But having a home to sell while looking for a new one takes things to a whole new level. The stress of buying and selling at the same time can drive you to drink if you’re not prepared, or if you don’t have the right team behind you to guide your through the process.…

Wanna be a Landlord? Consider These 6 Things First

With the rental market booming in many parts of the country, there’s good money to be made as a landlord. There are plenty of real estate investors who make a good living as landlords, so why not you? If you want to get in on the action, there are a few things you need to think about first before you channel you inner Mr.…