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Freelancers and commissioned employees know all too well how to maintain a household on fluctuating income.
02/08/2018
Four tips for budgeting on a roller-coaster income

Freelancers and commissioned employees know all too well how to maintain a household on fluctuating income.

Creativity and new tech tools can help the self-employed cope when the money’s not rolling in.

Try these refreshing designs for your kitchen.
02/06/2018
9 Cheap But Chic Ideas to Refresh Your Tired Kitchen

Try these refreshing designs for your kitchen.

The kitchen is a hyper-functional space, which is, perhaps, why it's so easy to neglect its design appeal. We think your kitchen should nourish your body and your soul, so here are nine (renter-friendly) options to make your kitchen as good-looking as your home cooking (sorry, I had to).

Make sure this is included in your budget.
02/01/2018
One Thing Aspiring First-Time Home Buyers Forget to Budget For

Make sure this is included in your budget.

The countdown to buying your first home is innately defined by one thing: the balance in your savings account. Unlike car loans and the too-expensive shoes you put on your charge card, you can't exactly buy a home with zero money down, so most people who have their sights set on homeownership begin....

Designers rank the best 35 shades of grey to use in your home.
01/30/2018
The 35 Best Shades of Gray Paint You'll Ever Use

Designers rank the best 35 shades of grey to use in your home.

There are thousands of greys in the paint store but the nation's top designers narrowed down the options to their absolute faves.

Here's how to make sure your investment works out the way you planned.
01/27/2018
How To Ensure Your First Investment Property Isn't A Bust

Here's how to make sure your investment works out the way you planned.

Investment property is a prime way to start your real estate portfolio and get in on the rental game. While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of making your first property purchase, it is important to take it slow and proceed with some caution. Jumping the gun on a property can be a....

Need a little design inspiration? Look no further.
01/23/2018
Modern Asian Luxury Interior Design

Need a little design inspiration? Look no further.

Bringing other cultures or time periods into your design decisions is one way to make your home stand out from your neighbors. Whether you have a personal tie to the Asian continent or simply admire the lines and colors that make up a modern

In 2018, smart home technology will continue to boom to even more consumers.
01/20/2018
Smart homes: Not just for tech geeks anymore

In 2018, smart home technology will continue to boom to even more consumers.

Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.

Get a little creative to save for your down payment.
01/16/2018
Get Smart on Down Payments

Get a little creative to save for your down payment.

Picking the right house is just one of the big decisions you’ll face when buying property. Deciding on the down payment is another.

Here's how you can keep your cottage warm all year round.
01/13/2018
New products that rethink small-space heating

Here's how you can keep your cottage warm all year round.

Every cottage has its cold spots, from those drafty bathrooms to the garage that you wish was just a little warmer. You could chalk the cold up to a ghost and hire an exorcist—or you could check out one of these new products, which are perfect for heating small spaces.

Maintenance is key.
01/06/2018
Five Essential Tips to Maintaining a Rural Home

Maintenance is key.

Living out in the country certainly isn’t for everyone. Some people are too accustomed to the city life, have a need to be near other people or desire a home with no maintenance. However, for the right type of person, there’s nothing better than a rural home.

Whether it's your first home or your 4th, saving up doesn't have to be difficult.
01/04/2018
Easy tips to help you save up to buy a home

Whether it's your first home or your 4th, saving up doesn't have to be difficult.

Home ownership is a dream come true for many people. In fact, approximately 66 percent of people surveyed by Wells Fargo in 2016 cited buying a home as an accomplishment, although many indicated that saving enough money for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles to this goal.

Follow these tips and instructions to help you buy a home in 2018 and beyond.
01/02/2018
Stretch Your Dollar: Tips for prospective home buyers

Follow these tips and instructions to help you buy a home in 2018 and beyond.

Experts say now is the time to sell a house. It’s a sellers’ market and homes are going faster than ever. That’s why we are stretching your dollar with tips for prospective buyers.

Save for a house without giving up your guilty pleasures.
12/28/2017
How To Save For A Down Payment On A First Home -- Without Giving Up Avocado Toast

Save for a house without giving up your guilty pleasures.

Are you renting now and want to buy your own home but aren’t sure how you’ll ever save enough money for the down payment? Recently, Australian property manager Tim Gurner dissed twenty- and thirty-somethings everywhere by saying they’ll never buy a home because they are too preoccupied with sp...

Add the perfect fish pond to your garden.
12/26/2017
How to Add a Fish Pond or Water Garden To Your Land

Add the perfect fish pond to your garden.

Small fish ponds offer endless possibilities for creating unique nooks within your property and may be designed for any size landscape or budget. We look at seven steps to make your own.

This luxurious New Orleans home was the last stop for the tennis star before her wedding day.
12/23/2017
Serena Williams Celebrated Her Bridal Weekend In This Glam New Orleans Home

This luxurious New Orleans home was the last stop for the tennis star before her wedding day.

That attitude even extends to her glamorous choice of housing for her final weekend as a bachelorette. Serena and her bridal party rented out a historic Greek Revival estate in the lower Treme neighborhood.

Save time, energy and water by washing these items in your next dish cycle.
12/19/2017
12 things you didn’t know you could clean in the dishwasher

Save time, energy and water by washing these items in your next dish cycle.

There are lots of other things you can safely run through the dishwasher as well. Washing this stuff in the dishwasher is often and more effective than cleaning them by hand.

Try these money-saving tips to get closer to your dream home.
12/14/2017
​I Can't Save Money, What's Wrong With Me?

Try these money-saving tips to get closer to your dream home.

Staying on top of our finances is something most of us could stand to improve. Whether it's budgeting better, actually sticking to said budget, or reducing our spending, saving money comes down, in large part, to the mindset that drives our behavior.

How to live within your means without all the stress and worry.
12/12/2017
7 Tips For Effective And Stress-Free Budgeting

How to live within your means without all the stress and worry.

Spending less than we make is often cited as the most important personal finance goal. It helps us get out of debt, save for emergencies, and stash money away for retirement. It’s the primary habit that enables us to achieve some level of financial freedom.

Want to go for a modern botanical vibe? Look no further.
12/07/2017
3 Homes with a Modern Botanical Vibe

Want to go for a modern botanical vibe? Look no further.

When designing contemporary homes, the result can sometimes come off as a little synthetic-a million miles away from our natural roots. Modern interior design focuses on clean lines, edging toward a minimalistic aesthetic, so our dear old house plants get left out in the cold. Health benefits from s...

These could be some red flags for not-so-great neighbors.
12/02/2017
Buyer, Beware: 7 Red Flags That the Neighbors Could Drive You Insane

These could be some red flags for not-so-great neighbors.

Nothing can turn the American dream of owning a home into a nightmare like bad neighbors. They might keep you up with raging late-night parties, or call the cops with a noise complaint when all you're doing is having a nice (and totally tame) backyard barbecue. Who doesn't have at least one agita-in...

The luxurious living room designs are quite the sight.
11/30/2017
15 Refined and Modern Living Room Ideas

The luxurious living room designs are quite the sight.

Living rooms may be everyone’s favorite space in the home for the comfort and relaxation moment. But a modern living room requires an extra effort to achieve the brilliant work like a top interior designer. You might need to be bold and do not afraid of mixing patterns and colors. But then again i...

Check out this place!Custom home with 4 sides brick sited on 1.97 acres with pool, hot tub and 3 waterfalls. 2 level dec...
11/28/2017
10350 Carol Street, Great Falls. Click for more photos and pricing

Check out this place!

Custom home with 4 sides brick sited on 1.97 acres with pool, hot tub and 3 waterfalls. 2 level deck. 3 finished levels. Featuring hardwood floors and extensive moldings. Large kitchen with new stainless appliances opens to family room. 3 fireplaces. Sun room. Main level library. Master bedroom suite with sitting room, huge closet and luxury bathroom. LL rec room, den/bedroom, full bath, sports bar, exercise room and sauna. 5 bedroom / 4.5 bathroom.

Click for more photos and details!

10350 Carol Street, Great Falls 22066. Click for more photos and pricing

Because your pets' needs matter too!
11/25/2017
The Pet Lover's Guide to Buying a Home: 6 Things You Might Miss

Because your pets' needs matter too!

If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your family, you'll want to take their needs into account when you're looking to buy a house. Yes, really. Your furry roommates might seem easygoing, but certain homes—and neighborhoods—are more pet-friendly than others.

Steer clear of these home-buying misteps.
11/18/2017
8 Dumb Reasons People Can't Buy a Home

Steer clear of these home-buying misteps.

Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process.

Here are some items you should avoid buying used.
11/09/2017
8 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Here are some items you should avoid buying used.

We're all about finding great deals on stuff, but sometimes drawing the line between secondhand and spoiled can be tricky. Some items — like tables, art, and gym equipment — are more than worthy of a second (or third or fourth) life, while others are best left alone after use. That's why it pays to…

Tips for first-time home buyers.
11/07/2017
How to Buy an Apartment and Ditch Renting for Good

Tips for first-time home buyers.

Sooner or later most renters are bound to ask themselves: Shouldn’t I stop throwing my money away on rent for my apartment and see if I can buy one instead? Good question.

Get your home ready for fall on a budget.
11/02/2017
50 Fall Decor Updates for $5, $15, $30

Get your home ready for fall on a budget.

You can't put a price on the beauty of fall, but you can recreate it at home for as little as $5—and no more than $30—with our picks for the best budget-friendly fall decor. A tableau of tantalizing table toppers, awe-inspiring artworks, and other rustic regalia awaits, so click on.

Think you can't get a mortgage? Think again.
10/31/2017
Make It Happen: Everything You Need to Know To Get a Mortgage

Think you can't get a mortgage? Think again.

Unless you have a fairy godmother or a cool half million sitting around, you're probably going to need a mortgage if you want to buy a home. Here's how to qualify for and choose a mortgage, and what to expect throughout the process.

Check out this place!Custom home with 4 sides brick sited on 1.97 acres with pool, hot tub and 3 waterfalls. 2 level dec...
10/28/2017
10350 Carol Street, Great Falls. Click for more photos and pricing

Check out this place!

Custom home with 4 sides brick sited on 1.97 acres with pool, hot tub and 3 waterfalls. 2 level deck. 3 finished levels. Featuring hardwood floors and extensive moldings. Large kitchen w/new stainless appliances opens to family room. 3 fireplaces. Sun room. Main level library. Master bedroom suite with sitting room, huge closet and luxury bath. LL rec room, den/bedroom, full bath, sports bar, exercise room and sauna. 5 bedroom / 4.5 bathroom.

Click for more photos and details!

10350 Carol Street, Great Falls 22066. Click for more photos and pricing

Here's how you can turn an old hose into a mat.
10/26/2017
Upcycle your old garden hose into a no-slip outdoor mat

Here's how you can turn an old hose into a mat.

We’ve all been there. You’re at the dollar store picking up paper plates for a picnic, and you spot a three-dollar hose in the gardening aisle. What could possibly go wrong? After getting soaked—and you will get soaked—you’re stuck with a choice: do you make a trip back into town to return a cheap h...

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