Are Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?

(StatePoint) Aspirations of home ownership is strong for America’s families, yet findings from the fifth annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America indicate several perceived barriers to home ownership among the majority of consumers. Findings from the survey, which consisted of 1,000 U.S. adults and 500 millennials include many misconceptions about what it takes…

How Much Home Can You Afford this Spring?

How Much Home Can You Afford this Spring? Factors to Consider (StatePoint) The chicken or the egg? Which came first continues to fuel philosophical debates. But when it comes to buying a home, experts are pretty clear about the proper order of things — agreeing you should fit your mortgage to your finances, not to…

How to Find the Right Home Mortgage So You Don’t Overpay

(StatePoint) Ample bedrooms and bathrooms? Check. A roomy kitchen? Check. A nice-sized backyard, storage space in the attic and just the right amount of curb appeal? Check, check and check. Once you’ve found your perfect home, the next step is finding the right mortgage — which can sometimes feel like you’re competing in a contact…

6 Home Decor Trends to Make a Style Statement

  (StatePoint) Is your home decor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 — from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches. Here are some stylish ways to incorporate new trends, from one of the nation’s most sought-after celebrity interior designers,…

3 Mini-Makeover Ideas to Refresh a Room

(StatePoint) Looking to bring new energy to a space? Hoping to update that outdated décor?  These easy tips can help you revitalize any space in your home with minimal time and effort — utilizing color, accessories, accents and more. A New Color Scheme Looking at the same wall color day after day can be uninspiring….

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Home Office for Greater Productivity

(StatePoint) If you work from home, you likely spend a lot of time in your home office, which makes it’s design just as important as the rest of your home. If it’s not up to par, it’s time to bring new life to the space. A few easy updates will help you feel more comfortable…

5 Rules for a More Organized Home in the New Year

(StatePoint) After the hectic holidays, it’s no surprise that many people commit to getting better organized in the new year.  There are plenty of reasons why people obsess over organization and resolve to master it year after year. Household items become easier to find. Rooms all of a sudden seem bigger and more welcoming. Each walk…

Entertaining at Home

The holidays are here and entertaining at home is a great way to get together with friends and family. Going out to dinner or events is fun, but there is something special about hosting at home. Try these five simple tips from Century 21 to set your home up for entertaining. 1. Put appetizers on…

Keep Your House Cooler This Summer Without Air Conditioning

In 2017 most of us are making an effort to live a greener lifestyle. We also love to save money! Lisa Kaplan Gordon writing for Houselogic.com shares some great tips to keep our house cooler this summer Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without…

You can Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

The news has been filled with reports about a global ransomware attack “Wannacry”. Ransomware is a malicious software program that takes over your computer and locks you out until you pay a ransom to gain access to your files.  There are several ways to protect yourself from this hack and others like it. Update your…