Paint your home

If you’re planning to list your home on the market, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase its value is also one of the simplest: paint.

“It’s the least expensive investment for the biggest return,” says Jennie Norris, chairwoman of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and her own Denver-based home staging business.

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We might spend hours checking that our food is free-range and organic, and that our rubbish is separated for recycling, but many of us are still heavily reliant on harmful chemicals from plastic spray bottles to keep our houses or apartments clean. 

Here are some ideas that involve everyday items, many of which you will already have to hand in your kitchen or bathroom. From making your own sweet-smelling room spray with baking soda and lemon, to clearing up pet hair, getting rid of carpet stains and removing the rings left by glasses and cups, read on for some seriously useful tips and hints. Tried and tested over the years, these ideas are all guaranteed to make you feel super clean and tidy… and of course totally smug at your new housekeeping prowess!

Ask these 4 questions before you buy a house

Settling on a house to buy is a big decision. It’s one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. So when the time comes to make an offer, how do you know if you’re buying the right house? Below are four main considerations that can help you answer that question.

How To turn your home into a smart home

Smart homes are no longer state-of – the-art. Many individuals around the globe are already using smart home phones and equipment. From the study up to now 30 billion individuals use smart home phones and around 80 billion of the world’s population would use smart devices by 2025.

With the recent technology, many new intelligent phones are emerging every day. People are already using so many more seamlessly programmed quicker equipment. You’re going to get virtual assistance and even if you’re not home you could control the equipment. Tech-friendly apps and devices make your life more comfortable and convenient.

Renovate Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Home improvement can be costly. Renovating a space that is less than 1,000 square feet can cost up to $18,000. Improving an older home can cost even more, especially if the plumbing, wiring, and other features are not up to current standards. If you are moving around a certain budget for home improvement, careful research and planning, as well as creativity and resourcefulness can come in handy.

5 Practices That Could Possibly Hurt Your Credit Score

You should know that your credit score affects your financial life in a big, big way. Having bad credit will affect your ability to have a loan approved, how much interest is charged on your loan, or even your chances of getting employed. Maintaining good credit is an important part of adulthood and one that should be taken seriously to help secure your financial future.

Below are five practices that you may not know actually adversely affects your credit score.

 

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Few of us ever imagine purchasing a major appliance when the current one is still running. But when you consider how your present refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine is impacting your life and the world in general, you may begin to have a different opinion.

Think of your current appliance as that toxic friend or partner who is dragging down your life in ways that you sense subconsciously but cannot quite define. When you re-frame the purchase of a new and more efficient appliance, not as an indulgence or a luxury, but as a highly practical solution to an urgent matter, everything seems to fall in place and make more sense.

5 Expensive Home Repairs You Need to Prepare For

As an adult, one of your main goals in life is to have your own home. But the expenses of owning a house does not stop with the mortgage and bills. Things can break inside the house, and sometimes unexpected repairs can set you back financially. This is why it’s important to have a budget set aside for home repairs. This will help maintain or even increase the value of your home. Below are five expensive home repairs that you need to prepare for.

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