What Would A #MillennialBabyBoom Mean For Housing

Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over 16 million women in this generation who have become mothers. “All told, Millennial women (those born between 1981 to 1997) accounted for about eight in ten (82%)…

13 Easy #HerbsToGrowIndoors

Lemon Balm Grow lemon balm plants for a single year for best flavor. Plant it indoors in the fall, grow indoors through winter, then you can plant it outside for spring and summer. Chives Chives grow almost anywhere. Harvest them at the base (like cutting grass), no more than one third of the bunch at…

Great #HomeProject #ReplaceExteriorSiding

We’re always taught it’s what inside that matters. But when it comes to your house, that doesn’t always hold true. The exterior of your home is arguably just as important as the interior when it comes to looks. After all, it’s the first thing you see when you arrive home, and it conveys a lot…

How #LowInterestRates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very low in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, is…

Make A #WinterScentedPotpourri

Mix up your own natural potpourri with fruit, pine cones and spices to perfume your home or give as a gift! Collect pine cones and decorate your home with them in the fall. In the winter, use them to create holiday decor  and an enticing all-natural potpourri. At this time of the year, it’s easy…

12 Ways To Refresh Your #BathroomOnABudget

Reviving a tired washroom needn’t require a total overhaul. Learn how to add style and character at an affordable price. 1. Coordinate Accents Give your bath a designer touch with matching accessories. Here, the medicine cabinet’s silvery frame is echoed by the decorative metal outlet covers. 2. Tile the Countertop An alternative to a stone…

#RealEstateSales At Highest Pace In 10 Years

Highlights: 5.45 million existing homes were sold in 2016! This is the highest mark set since 2006. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 3.6-month supply, the lowest level since NAR began tracking in 1999. The median price of homes sold in December was $232,200. This is the 58th consecutive month of year-over-year price…

10 Creative Ways To Improve Your #WinterGarden

What does your winter garden look like? We find that gardens become a bit of a dumping ground between November and February. But sometimes the light catches the bark of a silver birch, or the frost outlines dying seedheads. It is so poignantly beautiful that we realize how much winter has to offer gardens. Gardens…

19 Beneficial #FengShui Secrets

Did you know your home’s design can affect your bank account and love life? Try these feng shui tips based on the ancient art of balancing energy. Put Furniture Legs on Rugs “Never put all your furniture against the walls,” says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your…