12 Huge Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2022

1. Vintage and craft furniture Perhaps the only phrase we’ve heard more the past few months than “omicron” is “supply chain.” The shortage of ordinary household goods and building supplies has affected us all in one way or another. And if you’ve been looking to...

Here’s How Inflation Is Affecting Home Prices

Inflation is a red-hot topic right now, and for good reason: In October, the annual inflation rate rose to an alarming 6.2%. That’s the highest it’s hit since November 1990, over 30 years ago, and a steep uptick from the manageable 2% that we’ve enjoyed for...

Homebuying Dreams That May Need A Reality Check

1. Your dream home will have everything you want With historically low inventory, the so-called perfect home—if and when it does come on the market—has so many buyers lined up that, even if it started at a “great price,” it will most likely go into a bidding war. So...

Five Supply Shortages Homeowners Can Prepare For Now

1. Paint Climate change may be partly responsible for this one. The freak cold snap in Texas in February coupled with hurricanes pummeling the Gulf Coast in 2020 and 2021 seriously damaged chemical processing plants that manufacture key ingredients of both...

The Truth About Hot Tubs In Your Homes

Pros: It benefits your health and property According to Healthline, spending time in a hot tub can help improve your cardiovascular health, and may lead to a better night’s sleep. It can even help burn calories. It’s great for end-of-day relaxation. Unlike a...

5 Common Mistakes You Might Make Renovating Your House

1. Picking designs that are too trendy When first delving into the planning stages of a remodel, it’s easy to become infatuated with gorgeous Instagram photos highlighting the latest design fads. Yet be warned, these trends can distract us from planning for what we...

How To Make Halloween Pumpkins Last Longer

How long do pumpkins last? Uncarved pumpkins can last for two to three months, says Marc Evan, co-founder of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. But just how long will depend on which pumpkin you pick. Choose a pumpkin that’s hard rather than soft, and free of blemishes...

Ten Things To Do Before Making An Offer On A Home

1. Hunt down the home’s history You (and your real estate agent) should do a bit of sleuthing to find out the history of the property. You want to know how long the property has been on the market, if it’s truly a “new” listing, or if it was previously on the market...

What You Should Know About Solar Panels

1. Roof and house orientation. How much surface solar modules cover on a roof or how big the installation is on the ground makes a difference in the amount of energy produced. Generally, they are placed facing south or west to be exposed to the most sunlight,...