New homeowners

How to pick a mailbox that suits your new home’s style

This is a guest blog post written by designer Kerrie Kelly You’ve just settled into your new home, and now it’s time to put the finishing touches on it. Of course, you’ll take care of the interior with beautiful area rugs, shelving, accessories, and lighting, but what about the outside? Elevate your exterior by choosing … Continue reading How to pick a mailbox that suits your new home’s style

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Prepping your home for the spring and summer months

  Prepping your home for the spring and summer months The cold winter months are nearing their end for the year, and spring is officially here! This means better weather, and better weather means it’s time to start getting your home ready for the summer months. Cleaning, preparing, and organizing all come into play as … Continue reading Prepping your home for the spring and summer months

Home safety checklist for your new property

-Written by Lauren Pezzulo You did it – you’re a homeowner! Congratulations are in order, but first, it’s time to think about how you’ll set up your home for maximum safety. After all, just because you had the property inspected before you bought, doesn’t mean you have all the hazard equipment you’d need in case … Continue reading Home safety checklist for your new property

Recycling Cardboard Boxes Into Heartfelt DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

-Written by Jessy Herman Break out the hot glue gun, we’re bringing you another edition of DIY Valentine’s Day crafts made using upcycled cardboard boxes. Rather than using store bought decorations, creating your own can offer you a fun evening while making your décor more personal. Valentine’s Day dessert toppers Dress up dessert by creating … Continue reading Recycling Cardboard Boxes Into Heartfelt DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

Hiring Professional Movers for Holiday Help

-Written by Erik Sargent Thanksgiving has wrapped up, and Christmas is right around the corner! That means it’s time to head to the attic or garage and get out the holiday decorations to light up the house for the holiday season. Having the house look nice for the holidays is important to many people, and … Continue reading Hiring Professional Movers for Holiday Help

Easy ways to add green upgrades to your home

You’ve just moved, so you want to start things off on a fresh slate with a brand new commitment to making your new place more environmentally-friendly. But after the torturous process of staging and selling, packing and unpacking, who wants to spend a bunch of time on complicated or pricey projects? Luckily, many of the … Continue reading Easy ways to add green upgrades to your home

Throw a housewarming party so good your friends will want to move in

Written by Jessy Howe Congratulations, you’re a homeowner! The next best thing to transforming your new space and making if feel like a home, is filling it with all the people you love. Say “cheers” to your new house, it’s time to celebrate with a housewarming party! Prep your home Don’t wait too long to … Continue reading Throw a housewarming party so good your friends will want to move in

5 tips for settling into a new town

May is National Moving Month and at mortgages.com, we talk a lot about what goes into moving including finding the right realtor, house hunting, and negotiating. But what happens when you’ve done this and you realize your new town is quite different from where you used to live? Like, really different. Don’t let homesickness set … Continue reading 5 tips for settling into a new town

Budget-friendly projects to give your home instant curb appeal

Written by Jessy Howe It’s officially spring which means the only thing many of us want to do is get outside to enjoy the sunshine, breathe in the fresh air, and begin working around the house. Thanks to this wonderful time of year, we’ve compiled our favorite budget-friendly project ideas to give your home instant … Continue reading Budget-friendly projects to give your home instant curb appeal