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Why Your House Plants Keep Dying, and What to Do About it

While some people are really good at keeping plants healthy and happy, others are unfortunately just as good at killing them. We all have good intentions when we bring a plant home, but without learning a little about them, their demise is virtually inevitable. There are a few things you might be doing to cut […]

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How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?

Homebuyers are continuing to enjoy super-low mortgage rates, thanks largely to the fact that the Fed has decided to keep a lid on interest rates – for the time being, anyway. The Fed – as the Federal Reserve is affectionately referred to – is a government agency that’s commissioned by Congress to serve as the […]

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Great Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

Homeowners work hard to make a house a home, but Mother Nature can wipe it all away in a matter of minutes. For those who live in the Southeast and California, the risk is even higher, since these areas have been designated most prone to natural disaster. But whether you live in a coastal area, […]

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What is an “Umbrella Policy,” and Do I Need One?

Do you need to purchase home insurance when you buy a property? You should – just about every mortgage lender will need to see proof of property insurance in order for a loan to be approved. And even if you don’t need or have a mortgage, having home insurance is definitely money well-spent in case […]

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More Than Magazines: 6 Great Ideas for Decorating Your Coffee Table

Twenty years ago, decorating a coffee table was as simple as tossing a few magazines and some coasters on top. But magazines have been replaced by online publications and news sites, read on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers. For a while, coffee table books became a good alternative, but even those seem more like decoration than […]

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