Archive for April, 2013

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Home Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Home Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Home insurance is a bit of a risk in itself; there is so much fine print that needs to be read that many homeowners don’t understand exactly what their policy does and doesn’t cover and in what condition their current coverage becomes null and void. So before you think you’re covered, only to find out [...]

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When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early is a Bad Idea

When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early is a Bad Idea

It seems like a perfect idea: pay your mortgage off earlier to avoid costly interest fees down the road. And for the most part, this is an excellent plan. It lowers your risk of foreclosure, improves your credit and acts to keep you out of debt. Think about it: TheStreet.com explains it nicely when they [...]

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Reasons to Use a Realtor when Selling Your Home

Reasons to Use a Realtor when Selling Your Home

In this day and age, using a realtor can seem like an outdated resource. After all, there are countless ways to bring people to your home as well as research the price range your home should be sold at. If you could save a couple thousand from going to a realtor, why wouldn’t you try [...]

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Are You Buying the Right Home?

Are You Buying the Right Home?

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to become a homeowner! You’ve looked at your prospects on the marketplace and you have found what you believe to be your dream home. So you should make an offer as soon as possible, right? Not quite. The procedure of buying a home can be rather exciting, and many people [...]

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Making the Transition from Renting to Buying

Making the Transition from Renting to Buying

Let’s be honest; every renter, every month when they hand over that rent check, thinks about the day when that check will be going toward paying for a home instead of to a landlord. However, buying a house is quite a leap from renting a house, so it can tough to make the transition. After [...]

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3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft

Did you know roughly 1.6 million residential burglaries occur in the US every year? Of course we’re not saying that to scare you, we’re telling you that so you’ll be aware of the risks. Home theft does happen, and even if you always hope it doesn’t happen to you, the truth it is at some [...]

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Spring Cleaning the Green Way

Spring Cleaning the Green Way

Spring is officially here, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning. And while there’s nothing wrong with really digging into that storage closet and getting ready for summer, many people avoid spring cleaning for one very good reason: allergies. All those dust, fumes and other particles can make for some difficult breathing environments. [...]

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Forgotten Questions for Screening for Potential Roommates

Forgotten Questions for Screening for Potential Roommates

So it looks like you need a roommate. Maybe you like the idea of paying less in rent and utilities every month or maybe you’re just sick of making funny jokes every night and having no one around to laugh at them. Either way, you’ve started searching for a roommate. Luckily, you’ve probably found a [...]

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5 Amazing Places to See Spring Blooms in New York

5 Amazing Places to See Spring Blooms in New York

Spring is finally here! Of course if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing some of the gorgeous spring blooms around the state, you’re missing out! These breathtaking sites only happen around for a short amount of time, so get out there and start sightseeing! 1.) Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Between Asiatic Dogwoods, white magnolias and [...]

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Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

For some reason, people tend to completely underestimate the air quality in their home, but believe it or not, allergens and irritants can stay in your home for years, creating not only a stuffy and uncomfortable environment, but a downright unsafe one as well. Think about it; if you suffer from asthma or allergies, the [...]

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