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Green-retrofitting homes can have an enormous impact on our carbon footprint.
03/30/2019
Can This Old House Save The Planet? How Existing Buildings Could Fix Climate Change

Green-retrofitting homes can have an enormous impact on our carbon footprint.

Why are existing buildings just now getting serious attention? It’s harder to convince a building owner to spend on upgrades than it is to incorporate those costs upfront. Returns on investment need to be clear and quick to justify inconveniencing tenants who can bring their business elsewhere.

Looking for cheap ways to invest in the booming real estate market? Check out this list.
03/23/2019
How to Invest in Real Estate: Buying vs. Not Buying Property

Looking for cheap ways to invest in the booming real estate market? Check out this list.

Investing in real estate can mean dozens of different things. Here's what to know about how to invest while buying property and how to invest without buying property.

Want to sell your home quick? White walls will do the trick.
03/22/2019
Best paint color for a quick home sale? White

Want to sell your home quick? White walls will do the trick.

Consider the many shades of white a clean palette for a buyer — or a way for you to accessorize depending on the season or your mood.

We all love our smart home features, now imagine money wasn't an object.
03/18/2019
Here's What Smart Home Security Looks Like for the Super Rich | Digital Trends

We all love our smart home features, now imagine money wasn't an object.

If you think smart home security is getting high-tech for the average person, just wait until you see what the ultra-rich folks are up to. From personal bat caves to bulletproof shutters and laser curtains, there are security solutions for every possible doomsday scenario — if you have the money.

As interior designers, this couple handled many of their home's upgrades themselves but called professional for any stru...
03/09/2019
The D.I.Y. Country House

As interior designers, this couple handled many of their home's upgrades themselves but called professional for any structural changes.

Buying a home in Connecticut seemed like a good idea to two longtime Manhattanites — so long as the renovation required was mostly aesthetic.

Whether your funds are tight or you're all about those rewards points, here's what you should know about paying your mor...
03/08/2019
Can I Pay My Mortgage With a Credit Card? Experts Weigh In

Whether your funds are tight or you're all about those rewards points, here's what you should know about paying your mortgage on your credit card.

If racking up rewards points is your sport, you've probably wondered: "Can I pay my mortgage with a credit card?" Financial experts advise against it.

Historically, the mortgage industry wants to see residency, credit score and a two-year history of employment. Here's ho...
03/07/2019
How to get a mortgage without a full-time, permanent job

Historically, the mortgage industry wants to see residency, credit score and a two-year history of employment. Here's how to get around that!

No W-2s and an uncertain wage future from working in gig economy can make getting a mortgage tough. Here are 6 tips to help prep for a loan application.

Here are all the ways that you can save money by being environmentally conscious.
03/05/2019
Sustainable Living Tips to Get Your Financial House in Order

Here are all the ways that you can save money by being environmentally conscious.

Have you ever noticed that wealthy celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio are some of the biggest proponents of green living? That isn’t a coincidence. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that only…

Home additions can get really messy, here's what you can be prepared to expect.
03/02/2019
The Real Cost of 3 Types of Home Additions

Home additions can get really messy, here's what you can be prepared to expect.

Many homeowners find themselves in a position of needing more space. The question then becomes: move or renovate? If you decide to renovate, consider the costs.

Many buyers won't like the upgrades you make to your house if they have to maintain them.
03/01/2019
Six renovations that don’t add value to your home

Many buyers won't like the upgrades you make to your house if they have to maintain them.

Some renos make financial sense while offers little opportunity to recover the costs when it's time to sell

Homeowners on average get back 64 percent of the money they put into a renovation. Here's which projects yield the great...
02/28/2019
Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

Homeowners on average get back 64 percent of the money they put into a renovation. Here's which projects yield the greatest returns.

Homeowners can, on average, get back 64 percent of the money they put into a renovation. But which projects have the best return on investment?

Buying a smart lock won't seem like a very smart idea if you set it up wrong and get robbed.
02/25/2019
You might be setting your smart lock up for intrusion

Buying a smart lock won't seem like a very smart idea if you set it up wrong and get robbed.

Overautomating your smart lock might be convenient, but it opens your home up (literally) to one pretty simple hack.

Not only is linen a long-lasting material, it also becomes softer over time.
02/21/2019
Expert Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Bed Sheets | Price Points: Home

Not only is linen a long-lasting material, it also becomes softer over time.

In this episode of 'Price Points', Bedding expert and Founder of Buffy.co Leo Wang guesses which one of two bed sheets is more expensive. For each round of bed sheets, Leo looks at material (fabrics like cotton, silk, satin, etc), thread count, and weave, before guessing which set of bed sheets cost...

What color would you use to make a neutral room pop?
02/19/2019
20 Ways to Make a Neutral Space Pop With Color

What color would you use to make a neutral room pop?

A well-curated neutral palette is timeless and creates instant unity. Energize your scheme by introducing a splash a color — these 20 rooms show you how.

You won't believe how good this powder room makeover is, especially since it only cost $500!
02/16/2019
Before and After: An Outdated Condo's Budget Boho Remodel

You won't believe how good this powder room makeover is, especially since it only cost $500!

They created a minimal/modern/organic/Scandi/boho style in this remodel by doing a lot of work themselves and saving money in other ways.

There's nothing like lighting a fire on a chilly evening! Before you get started, take a look at what it is you're burni...
02/14/2019
What You Can (and Shouldn't!) Burn in Your Fireplace | Greener Ideal

There's nothing like lighting a fire on a chilly evening! Before you get started, take a look at what it is you're burning.

However you choose to wile away the colder months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.

Yes, exposed brick works great in bedrooms!
02/11/2019
21 Amazing Bedrooms With Exposed Brick Walls

Yes, exposed brick works great in bedrooms!

Exposed brick is trendy, chic and inviting. See how this enviable design element instantly creates a warm and inviting bedroom.

As technology gets better, so will the tools available to investors. Find out why being tech-savvy will pay off in 2019.
02/09/2019
8 Trends Real Estate Investors Should Be Watching

As technology gets better, so will the tools available to investors. Find out why being tech-savvy will pay off in 2019.

These real estate investment strategies will be helpful in the year ahead.

If you're looking to build your home, you'll first need to get a home construction loan.
02/08/2019
How to Get a Home Construction Loan

If you're looking to build your home, you'll first need to get a home construction loan.

Learn about the options for financing your soon-to-be-built home.

A shortage of inventory is rendering Northern Virginia a sellers market.
02/06/2019
Real estate prices up, sales slower in Northern Virginia

A shortage of inventory is rendering Northern Virginia a sellers market.

Median sale prices were up in many parts of the Northern Virginia region in November, according to the Long & Foster Real Estate Market Minute report. Alexandria City, for example, experienced …

Before you make any renovations to your bathroom, check this list for trends that are on their way out.
02/02/2019
7 Bathroom Design Trends Home Buyers Want to Flush Away

Before you make any renovations to your bathroom, check this list for trends that are on their way out.

Your bathroom doesn't have to be a lime-green, laminate horror show to turn off buyers. These dated design trends could actually cost you a sale.

If you're ready to take the housing plunge, here's how other buyers accomplished their goals.
01/29/2019
Infographic: Follow the Money

If you're ready to take the housing plunge, here's how other buyers accomplished their goals.

NAR data reveals some hopeful news: an overwhelming majority of successful buyers obtained a mortgage and made a down payment of less than 20 percent.

You could help the power company avoid a blackout by letting them control your smart home thermostat for a little while.
01/28/2019
Utilities encourage energy savings with smart thermostats

You could help the power company avoid a blackout by letting them control your smart home thermostat for a little while.

As winter chills loom, homeowners are going beyond traditional winterizing by installing smart thermostats to lower utility bills.

Your walls will be picture perfect with these tips on how to hang art.
01/25/2019
13 Hanging Hacks for Picture-Perfect Walls

Your walls will be picture perfect with these tips on how to hang art.

Hanging stuff on your walls can be tedious frustrating, especially if it ends up crooked! These handy hacks will help you get it right the first time.

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