Archive for the ‘Home Tips’ Category

Reasons to Retire on St. John Island in the Us Virgin Islands

More Americans than ever seem to be planning to retire abroad. Thailand, Costa Rica and Ecuador seem to be pretty popular options. However, it’s not necessary to completely leave US territory to retire abroad. When looking to retire outside the continental United States, one area of the world that should be on your radar is St. […]

Tips on How to Sell Your Home in the Winter

As we all know it is not always easy to sell your home. It can be hard to find someone who will appreciate the value of your home as much as you do. Plus, it can be a long and grueling process. We all hope that when we put our home on the market it […]

What to Look for When Shopping for a House

We have lists when we go shopping for groceries and lists for what we want for our car. We even have lists of what we want in a significant other, so why are houses any different? Whether you are moving from one house to the other or moving into your first house, buying a house […]

What to Look For in a Family Vacation Rental

When you’re looking for a family vacation rental online, the choices and the options can be overwhelming. After deciding where you and your family will travel for your vacation, the next step is to determine what options you would like for your home away from home – both the essential features as well as the […]

Picking the Right Flooring Based on Health

The environment plays an enormous role in our health and general well-being, but it’s not exclusive  to what’s outside our front door. In fact, the layout of your own home can pose health risks or, at the least, cause a sense of discomfort. For example, pets, paint, and plants can trigger symptoms; think of all […]

Should You Invest in a Fixer-Upper?

The beauty of fixer-uppers is not on how they look, but their great return of investment. Purchase a fixer-upper in a good neighborhood at below the market price, invest money in renovating it, and you end up at least doubling its value when it looks good as new again. But when something is too good […]

Why You Need Renter’s Insurance

Even if you’re just renting an apartment or a house, it is still for your best interests to get a renter’s insurance policy. Unfortunately, 60 percent of renters don’t have one, and it is alarming to note that 72 percent of renters below the age of 25 are without insurance. One of the popular reasons […]

Summer Saving Tips for Homeowners

The warm weather and vacation days makes the summer a thrilling time to be outside and escape. But home owners need to be continually reminded of ways they can save during the summer. So before you get the sunscreen out and car packed, check out these helpful homeowner tips to save money during the summer. […]

The World of Uses of Duct Tape

In an episode of the show MythBusters, the toughness and versatility of duct tape was put to a test. They used the sticky industrial tape as their one and only material to lift Jamie and a car, fix a boat, build a boat—and even build a cannon. You might not have a need for a […]

What’s a PCA?

Have you ever sold or purchased a house? Have you ever heard of a “PCA?” How about a Property Condition Assessment? What exactly does PCA mean, anyway? If you are a banker, builder, developer, architect, or engineer, chances are pretty good that you know what a PCA is. For those  readers that aren’t familiar with […]