New homeowners often don’t yet know what they’ll need to make their lives easier and more convenient in their new home. Most housewarming gifts include plants, bottles of wine or gift baskets. While these are sweet gestures, they don’t really reflect the practical needs of a first...

Pets have mischievous tendencies. Sure, they may not mean to scratch the couch, tug the drapes or pick the carpet apart, but let’s face it, animals are well… animals. Whether you’re a renter or long-term buyer, pet-based damages can deteriorate your home’s value. You needn’t engage radical redesign methods...

Real estate gated communities are widely considered to be the crowning point of luxury living. Gated communities offer privacy and security, as well as other benefits. But what are the cons to living in a gated community? Is it for you? Manned vs. Unmanned Gated Communities The entrance/exit gates...

Moving to a new home can be a challenging time, but when your household includes children, that challenge can be magnified. From leaving behind friends to experiencing a new neighborhood, children typically have a lot of concerns when it comes to a move. Here are a few...