If you’ve never been through the home-buying process, some of the terminology can seem a bit foreign. One of the many phrases you might come across is earnest money. When making an offer on a home, it is often encouraged to include earnest money with that offer. Earnest money is a payment of 1-3% of… Continue reading What Is Earnest Money and Why Do I Need It?
Everyone who is getting ready to sell wants to make the most money possible in the process. While you may see a great deal of value in your home, that love you’ve created doesn’t always translate to financial gain. The best way to actually increase the value of your home and therefore your potential profit… Continue reading The Best 6 Steps to Take to Increase Resale Value
While it might be your goal to keep your home show-ready at all times, that isn’t always possible. It is completely normal to have a home that feels lived in - especially if you are living in it! This isn’t a major issue, but something to be aware of if you are getting ready to… Continue reading Is Your Home Ready To Show? Here’s Some Quick Tips To Get It There!
Derek and I recently purchased our first "flip" house. The home is actually in pretty decent shape. It has a new furnace and a/c, some updated plumbing and all new windows. It really just needs a face lift and some minor repairs. Here's some of the before shots! Our plan is to skim coat and… Continue reading Diving right in to a new flip
I'm on a huge shiplap kick. It's cheap and SUPER easy to install if you're a do-it-yourselfer. I had a bit of help from my awesome hubby and my ex (who happened to be living with us during Christmas break while he was home from his traveling work schedule). Here's the before picture of my… Continue reading Shiplap Fireplace
Derek and I recently decided to try our hand at property management. Mostly because the house (double-wide trailer) was sitting on an unbelievable lot 5 minutes from our house... Which means a lot since we live out in the middle of nowhere. Look at that backyard!!! The home needed some work, although, the inside was… Continue reading Taking a Leap into Uncharted Territory – Rental Investment
If you’re still working from home, you may be feeling down about your current space. While working from home can be fun, it is important to make sure your space keeps you motivated. The best way to do that is to change up your style! Here are some of the easiest ways to boost the… Continue reading Boost the Mood in your Space
Winter is coming which means an increased risk of ice on your property. While bad weather can be inevitable, decreasing fall risk at your home can help. Here are a few ways to just do that: INDOOR TIPS The first step to preventing your own falls start indoors. Preparing your entryways can help! Try placing… Continue reading Prevent Cold Weather Falls On Your Property
A lot of people are shocked to hear this when they strike up a political conversation and we shut it down by letting them know we are on ‘opposite’ sides. Most make the comment that they don’t know how we do it… The truth is… We aren’t on ‘opposite’ sides. Who he votes for doesn’t… Continue reading My Husband and I don’t Vote the Same
This year has been an eventful one. Last fall, we purchased 6 acres outside of town to build our dream home on. We sold our home and decided in June to live in the camper until it's finished. Well, the Salem wasn't equipped for living in with 3 small children, especially when it was time… Continue reading Saying Goodbye