Who Pays For What When You’re Buying A Home?

If you’re buying a home, you’re likely off the hook for paying the real estate agent commission because the home seller is almost always responsible. The fee is paid by the seller at the settlement table, where the fee is subtracted from the proceeds of the home sale....

26 Simple Ways To Add Style To Your Home

1. Treat the front door the same as the indoor The first impression you create about your home should not be overlooked, even if you live in an apartment building. Treating the outside of the entrance with the same attention as the inside is a great way to add style...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling Today

1. Greed “Greed is alive and well in Birmingham, AL,” says Alison Smith Jones. “As a former real estate agent, I like to keep up with the housing market in the area, so I am regularly checking out homes online, especially if they are located near our house. One...

How to Organize Your Bathroom on Nearly Any Budget

Declutter First As with most organizing projects, I recommend starting by decluttering your unwanted items. This is typically the hardest part of the process since you have to make decisions. Making decisions takes time and can be mentally exhausting. Try asking...

How to Cool Down a Room Without Air Conditioning

1. Cover Windows Leaving your windows uncovered during the sunniest hours of the day lets in a considerable amount of heat. When it is blazing outside, the smartest thing to do is block out the sun with an awning or shutters on your home’s exterior. Inside,...