Tags: design a room, Fixer Upper, get organized, hgtv, home organization, home projects, interior design, movers, organ, painting tips, real estate tips, selling a home, selling your house
If you are a Fixer Upper Fan, today’s post is for you! The star couple behind HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper, have completely stolen the hearts of America with their ability to transform old, run-down properties into homes that belong on the cover of a magazine.
Not only do Chip & Joanna Gaines create these swoon-worthy spaces, they do it while oozing positivity, happiness, and a great sense of humor. (more…)
Buying & Selling a Home, Moving Checklists & Planning
Tags: apartment move, DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, home projects, moving tips, new home, new homeowners, protecting belongings, real estate tips
When moving into a new home, we understand that you probably have 1,000+ things to tackle on your to-do list, but today we want to squeeze one more thing on there.
Change your Locks!
Why Change your Locks? (more…)
Tags: DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, good neighbors, home projects, interstate moving, movers state to state, new home, new homeowners, painting tips, real estate tips
Just recently a friend of ours bought a lake house in the woods of Wisconsin. She kept her house in the Chicagoland area, but was excited to use this second property to relax, entertain, and make new memories on the weekends and throughout the summer.
As much as she wanted to move-in and start enjoying this space immediately, she had some work to do before it was “move-in ready”. To top it off, she works Monday through Friday near her primary residence in Chicago, which kept her from traveling up to Wisconsin and getting these jobs done immediately. She was limited to making this new property her “home away from home” on the weekends, when she would physically travel up to the new property and get to work. (more…)
Tags: danny tanner, downsizing, full house, fuller house, good neighbors, Humor, new neighbors, real estate tips, reasons to move, san francisco
Fellow Full House Fans… this one’s for YOU!
As we all patiently wait for Full House 2 (aka “Fuller House”) to hit Netflix, we thought we would take a stroll down memory lane to see if the infamous Danny Tanner and family could help provide us loyal fans some valuable moving advice.
Here’s a top ten list of advice that will guide you in answering that magic, million dollar question…
“How do I know when it’s time to move?” (more…)
Buying & Selling a Home, Money Saving
Tags: buying a home, homeownership, new home, new homeowners, real estate tips, renting vs. buying, selling a home, selling your house, summer moving
My husband and I are currently looking to buy a home in Chicago (we know right where to find move help in Chicagoland)) and it’s been one heck of an emotional roller coaster. Excitement, fear, anxiety…let’s just say that making this big purchase is a bumpy ride.
While we have many must-haves for our new pad (2 bedrooms, quiet neighborhood, close to public transportation), by far the biggest factor is our BUDGET. (more…)
Buying & Selling a Home
Tags: buying a home, home selling advice, homeownership, house shopping, mortgages, new home, new homeowners, real estate pictures, real estate tips
Lately, we’ve been chatting all about the process of buying your first home sweet home. To begin, we listed some tips to help you with the whole buying vs. renting dilemma. If you read that blog post and came to the conclusion that you’re ready to give up temporary decorating techniques and add “homeowner” to your resume… then today’s post is perfect for you!
Now, before you start scouring the real estate listings for your dream home, you need to figure out how much house you can afford. Yep, like many large purchases you’ve gotta start with a BUDGET.
If you’re going to be borrowing money from a bank (which I’m guessing is most of you), you’ll need to chat with a mortgage lender or broker to find out how much cash they’re willing to cough over.