An Introduction to National Lawn Care Month

Just about everyone living in suburban areas has their own lawn. It happens to be something that has become one of the most characteristic features of living away from the big city. Regardless of where you may be living, you will have come across plenty of houses having their own lawns and grassy patches. Then again, it isn’t entirely a ‘suburban thing’ either. Although cities are often criticized as being nothing more than ‘concrete jungles’, not all areas of the city happen to be patched Read more […]

Five Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Backsplash

Is your kitchen drab and uninteresting? You may not need to redo the entire room to give it new lease on life, but a fresh coat of paint and a new backsplash can do wonders. Consider one of the following materials for your kitchen’s mini-makeover. Tile Tile is one of the most timeless materials used for a backsplash. It can be found in everything from sleek white ceramic subway tiles to patterned Tuscan or vintage tiles to tinted glass and marble mosaics. The key to finding the right one is that Read more […]

Do You Need a Degree to Become a Landlord?

In our lives, we play many roles in the housing market. We rent, we mortgage homes, and we purchase them — but how do we make the ultimate move, from lender to investor? Do we need certifications, or a particular accreditation, to become a landlord ourselves? There has never been a better time to start asking this question. The financial sector has been experiencing an almost year-long economic boom, with the rate of US wages rising to their highest level in a decade and the construction industry Read more […]

Vinyl VS Aluminum: Which is Better for Your Home?

While it is great to have choices, sometimes it can be confusing when you are thinking about improvements for your home. There are many options for any project that you want to do with your home and when it comes to siding, people often get stuck trying to figure out whether they want aluminum siding of vinyl siding. In this article, we are going to talk about whether vinyl siding or aluminum siding is better for your home. Which is Better? Vinyl or Aluminum? There are many factors that will Read more […]

Which is the Best Water Heating System in the UK?

One factor to consider when buying or renting a home is the installed water heating system. If the system is not your favourite, you can replace it with a convenient and affordable system. Although there are several types of heating systems, not all may suit your needs. Here are some of the things that may determine your choice of heating system. Hot water demand Some homes have a higher demand for hot water than others. This may be as a result of the size of the house or family. In case of a large Read more […]

How Does Transfer of Equity Work?

If you’re looking to transfer the ownership of your property, we’ve put together this handy guide so you can understand the process and what this allows you to do. So What Is It? Transfer of equity essentially works by transferring the equity of ownership of a jointly owned piece of real estate to one of the joint owners solely. To further understand this concept though you need to be aware of what equity is and why people choose to transfer it. People often refer to equity as how many shares Read more […]

3 Reasons Why You Need Professional Window Cleaners for Multi-Level Homes

Having clean windows makes a world of difference on any home, whether it is a single-story home or a three-story home. Dirty windows take a lot away from the appeal of your home, from passers-by, or your close friends and relatives. Have you ever noticed a beautiful house and thought about how much nicer the house would look if the windows were only clean? It’s safe to assume most people have noticed this. If you are having guests over and you want your house to be at its best, get the windows Read more […]

California Architect Thinks About White Roofs

If every building had a white roof, we would be able to cool the surrounding areas. That is the reasoning behind a California law about to go into effect next month requiring light reflective roofs on all new buildings. It is already the law for new flat roofs here. Here, architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino have apparently created a design to go one further. It’s entirely white; roofs, walls, and interiors. So this luxury design of a cool and airy Southern California Read more […]

Kansas City Prefab Home: A Green Gem in the Heartland

As a native of Kansas City you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about the new green prefab achievement in my home town.  I learned about it from one of my favorite publications, Natural Home.  They did a wonderful feature on the house, which you can read in its entirety here. The 1,200 square feet house is a two-bedroom, one-bath home (remember in the eco-sphere small is good!) and is perched on stilts atop a hill. It has a wonderful view of downtown.  It was designed by architecture Read more […]