Is your home ready for winter?

How to Protect Your Home From Severe Cold Effort: Low 3 hrs-1 wknd (winterize) Saves: Med $350/yr (seal leaks) Investment: Low $157-$467 (winterizing supplies) Homeowners in cold-weather climates, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and mountain areas, face icy conditions, blizzards, and other cold-weather storms. Beyond requiring a quick trip to the convenience store for milk … More Is your home ready for winter?

If you’re going to live in a castle, it should certainly be guarded by dragons

This castle just outside of Washington DC is not only guarded by fire-breathing dragons, but it’s also for sale. Built of brick and wood in 1939, this Tudor-style castle is listed for $1.5 million… not intended for peasants, but royalty apparently! The 5,526 square foot suburban castle is situated between two wooded conservation areas, acting as a … More If you’re going to live in a castle, it should certainly be guarded by dragons

The TV Debate: Hidden Pleasure or Loud and Proud?

Confession: I am a pop culture junkie. I watch the most popular shows, like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. I’ve done my time binging on Pretty Little Liars and Scandal on Netflix. And am not above the occasional Us or People Magazine reading spree… preferably on the couch with a glass of wine. … More The TV Debate: Hidden Pleasure or Loud and Proud?

The Tiny House Movement: How Small Can You Go?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is the simple and age-old of having another, smaller, dwelling located on the property of your current dwelling. ADUs can take the form of a basement apartment, a garage apartment, or a separate structure on its own slab. The City of Portland is currently a US mecca of the ADU or … More The Tiny House Movement: How Small Can You Go?

What’s the cost of waiting until next year to buy a home?

The latest CoreLogic Home Price Index was released this past week. Included in the research was CoreLogic’s Forecasted Year-Over-Year Percent Change. The nation as a whole is forecasted to experience 4.3% appreciation over the course of the next twelve months (August ’15 – August ’16); compared to the 6.9% already achieved over the past year (August … More What’s the cost of waiting until next year to buy a home?