Tips to attract birds to your home

If you’re looking to entice a colorful collection of birds to your home, you’ll need more than just a sack of birdseed. Offering food to your feathered friends is a great start, but if you want them to stick around for more than just a quick snack, you’ll need to provide a more welcoming environment. ...

Why online home value estimators aren’t reliable

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or refinance a home or are simply curious about its value, online home value estimators are popular tools. Also known as automated valuation models (AVMs), they include services such as Zillow Zestimate and Redfin Estimate. AVMs work by using available data about a property to calculate a home value ...

The 7 steps of a home renovation loan

Renovating a home can be a worthwhile investment that improves the function, enjoyment and value of the property. Whether you want more space, new amenities or updated finishes, a renovation can deliver it. While a home improvement project may come with a big price tag, renovation loans are available to help finance the work and ...

Tips for making your home a stress-free sanctuary

Your home should be one of the places where you are most relaxed. It should be a refuge from many of life’s stresses and a haven that provides comfort, privacy and amenities. How you arrange and maintain your living space, however, may determine whether your home relieves stress or contributes to it. Here are some ...

Preparing Your Fireplace for Winter

With winter just around the corner and weather getting colder, you’re going to use your fireplace. There’s nothing quite as comforting and cozy than curling up next to a fireplace with a crackling fire. But before you strike your first match, it’s important to take precautions so your fireplace is safe, well maintained, and good-looking. ...

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