How to Keep Your Property Safe Over the Holidays 

The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, and for many, this means traveling. There are certain precautions you should take whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays specifically tend to lead to an increase in home break-ins and stolen packages. Beyond theft and vandalism,

5 issues faced when inheriting a house

Inheriting a property can come as a shock and may feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Especially in the wake of a family tragedy or death, being the executor of an estate can be challenging. And usually the biggest asset in an estate – and the most difficult to resolve – is a house. There are

Center of Attention: Coffee table ideas for every space.

COFFEE TABLE IDEAS: WE’VE GOT ‘EM. Narrowing down your coffee table ideas can be tough. The coffee table is the community center of your living room. It’s where the action happens, where things assemble: books, magazines, sweating cocktail glasses on coasters, plates of appetizers, bowls of popcorn, and (duh) late night bags of chips. Guests

Carbon Monoxide Safety Steps

If you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home, you’re on the way to providing superior safety for your family. However, do you know how to maintain your alarm, and practice CO safety in your space? We all have busy lives and other priorities, so it’s easy to take life-saving measures like installing CO

Retirement Planning Is Not for Wimps

Almost any senior citizen will tell you, ‘getting older is not for wimps.’ Generally, they’re talking about the aches and pains that are a natural part of aging. But getting to retirement with enough money to enjoy it is no walk in the park either, even if you think you are stashing enough into your

Don’t Wait for Winter to Service Your Boiler

While late fall or early winter is the time most of us begin to crank our heat, if you’re using a boiler, it’s important not to wait until the last minute to service it. A lot of homeowners have good intentions when it comes to scheduling maintenance. The problem is that it’s easy to forget

5 Great Ways to Decorate an Exposed Brick Wall

Have a room with an exposed brick wall? Lucky you! Not only is the brick itself an irresistible design element, with a few simple decor tricks, you can amp up the chic factor even further.  Try these suggestions… Place an open-backed shelving unit in front of it to allow the brick to show through, instead