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,...

The Ultimate Guide To Refrigerator Maintenance

Keep the inside clean When: Generally speaking, spills should be cleaned up ASAP. Otherwise, wipe down shelves weekly. And do a hardcore purge and deep cleaning each season. Why: The longer spilled food sits, the more likely it is to create a stubborn stain....

Homebuyer Fatigue Has Hit The Housing Market

After contending with more than a year of record-high and fast-rising home prices, ruthless bidding wars, offers that are all cash and 10% to 20% over the asking price, and a historic shortage of properties for sale, many shoppers in today’s pandemic-fueled housing...