By Brentnie Daggett During times of economic turmoil and widespread unemployment, you are not alone if you find yourself concerned about keeping up with your mortgage payments. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey earlier this year, a quarter of all Americans either missed a rent or mortgage payment, or had little to no confidence that they would be able to make...

By Brentnie Daggett So far, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. With the end of the year just around the corner, the promise of going back to "normal" seems shaky at best. Millions of Americans are facing massive income loss and widespread unemployment, and almost every industry has been forced to adapt in one way or another. The real estate industry is no exception—but...

By Brentnie Daggett Climate change and environmental issues aren't going away anytime soon, so many of us are considering how we can contribute to positive change. Living an environmentally-conscious lifestyle will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but can save you money in the long run. Related: Top 7 Eco-Friendly Amenities for Your Home
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By Brentnie Daggett Although many associate cleaning with springtime, summer cleaning tasks deserve their time in the sun as well. With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, there’s no better time to open the windows, throw on the rubber gloves and get to work. Deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust is important, but don’t forget to take...

By Brentnie Daggett Our country faces challenges all the time. Whether it's a recession, natural disaster or, yes, even a global pandemic—no matter what's happening in the world, life still happens. Today, many families find themselves needing to move at a less than ideal time. Moving is always stressful, but moving while trying to navigate certain restrictions...

By Brentnie Daggett This year, spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning as the world works hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Cleaning and disinfecting our homes is more important than ever in order to create a safe environment for our families to live, work and play in. Also, as many of us are sheltering at home, there may be a bit more time to dig into...

By Brentnie Daggett Spring is here, and we aren't the only ones excited for longer days and warmer weather. Spring also means small animals, vermin and other pests are out and looking for food (and maybe some warmth on those cooler nights). It's time to take preventative measures and implement some pest control strategies to avoid unwelcome guests in your home. Related:...

By Brentnie Daggett As a homeowner, you have to maintain, renovate or remodel your property at some point in time. If you're a real estate investor or landlord, it is absolutely critical to take certain steps in order to protect your investment. In some cases, repairs or renovations will be needed immediately, despite the cost—especially if you have tenants in...

By Brentnie Daggett Living in a smaller home, or an apartment or condo, may make hosting a party or event seem overwhelming. A small space definitely presents some challenges, but a little creativity and planning will go a long way to create an atmosphere that is both inviting to your guests and manageable for your space. Related: 4 Reasons Your Smaller House Can...

By Brentnie Daggett Whether you're a new homeowner or just a homeowner new to an HOA, it can be difficult to understand exactly what your responsibilities are and how these new rules will be enforced. A homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA, is an organization in a neighborhood, community or complex that determines and upholds a set of rules or standards...