Entries by Jane Loeber

Home Loan or a Mortgage?

                      Did you know that a home loan and mortgage aren’t the same thing? Though often used as interchangeable terms, the two actually work together to finance a home. Many first-time buyers are unaware of this before entering the process. Knowing the difference ahead of […]

Is It Time to Update Your Bathroom?

                      Just like your bedroom, your bathroom should be a relaxing place. Whether you unwind in the shower or with a hot bath, making sure your bathroom is a place of comfort and not stress is key to making your home a happier place. Because […]

3 Neat Uses for Peel & Stick Tiles

                      Whether you are renting and unable to make permanent changes to your house, or you own and a full remodel just isn’t in the budget right now, peel & stick tiles are an affordable, versatile way to make a room feel updated and new. […]

5 Home Projects To Outsource

                      We live in a DIY world. If there is a video online for how to do something, there’s a good chance you can figure out how to do it. While saving money by doing certain projects yourself can be rewarding in many different ways, […]

Deciding To Buy A Fixer-Upper

                      If you are a fan of HGTV, you have probably seen your fair share of fixer-uppers. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially home flipping or updating. So how do you decide if a fixer upper is worth your time? Here are […]

The What + Why For Home Warranties

                      If you’ve only ever rented before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into – but that all changes when you become a homeowner. […]

How Long to Keep Tax Records: A Checklist

For most tax deductions, you need to keep receipts and documents for at least 3 years. Unless you live in a Hollywood Hills mansion, you probably don’t have space to store years of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you need that paperwork if you need to prove […]

3 Major Steps To Prepare for a Move

                      While there is a lot of excitement that comes with moving into a new home, there can also be a great deal of stress. Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere else can seem overwhelming, but if you have a plan, it […]