The world of insurance is confusing. I mean, no one taught us about this stuff in school! How are we supposed to know what the benefits of insurance are, which ones we need, and which ones we want? Since I’m in my third year of college, I figured it was time to learn about insurance on my own. I’m going to need to know this information sooner rather than later. I figured I could use a head … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need Insurance for Everything?
Living in an apartment is not at all easy! Their monthly expenses drain a large part of your monthly salary, and moreover, you’ve got utility bills and other things, such as grocery shopping, as well. Not only it is important to take care of the things you need by the end of every month, but if you find out the ways to manage your monthly expenses, you can make your apartment experience more … [Read more...] about Ways to save money on your apartment!
Although some prefer not to, many people dream of owning a home. It gives you more security than renting somewhere, and can be better value too. Although moving home can be a hassle if you're selling one and buying another at the same time, there are lots of benefits. As long as you keep up with your mortgage payments, you won't be asked to leave. And when you've paid it off, you'll have a great … [Read more...] about Get on the Property Ladder with These Helpful Hints
Last year my boyfriend Chris and I became part of the home-owners club. We were so ecstatic after signing all the paperwork that we headed straight over to our new home and took a selfie. We love being homeowners and despite all the work that goes into buying a home, we are so happy we did it. However, before we started this process we had no idea how much work it would take, what questions to … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Buying Your First Home: What You Need to Know Financially
Buying a home is one of the most important (and expensive) decisions of your life. Securing a mortgage can seem like a great achievement, but as time goes on it may appear that your mortgage agreement is no longer a good fit for you and your financial standings. Switching your mortgage to a different plan or different provider may enable you to avail of cheaper interest rates, more flexible … [Read more...] about A Quick Guide to Changing Your Mortgage
Many Millennials have come to a point in their lives when it's time to stop renting and start exploring the real estate market for their first home. When buying your first home, you will likely not know what to expect or what type of house best suits you. Growing up, I always saw myself in a fancy Victorian house, with huge bay windows and sideways sliding wooden doors. Now that I have started a … [Read more...] about Buying a Home: The Best Architecture for You
Despite the weather doing its best to put us off, we’re all desperately holding on to the last month of summer. If you’re reluctant to admit defeat, there’s a new interior trend that may just help you to stretch those summer loving days just a little bit further. Think of ice cream pastels, bold prints and adorning your walls with everything that reminds you of the sunniest time of year. The … [Read more...] about Prolonging the Summer with the Ice Cool Trend
Do you like to watch television programs that go behind the doors of superstar homes? There's something fascinating about watching how the super wealthy live. Their bathrooms are always one of the most impressive rooms in the house, and that's no surprise. Bathrooms shouldn't be simply functional, they're designed to add an element of luxury to our homes and our lives. Having a bathroom that looks … [Read more...] about Give Your Bathroom the Hollywood Look
Buying your first home can be an emotional blur. You may feel excited, nervous, or even scared that things will not turn out the way you have planned. You have to shop through mortgages, find a house meeting at least 90 percent of your "desired amenities" and conduct all the necessary inspections. However, the most important thing to consider is your future. Here are a few questions you should ask … [Read more...] about Three Questions to Ask Before Buying Your First Home
Apartments are expensive enough as it is, especially if they’re in major metropolitan areas (a.k.a. some of the most desirable places to live, work, and go to school). I’m in the process of finding ways to decorate my first apartment, but new furniture is too costly in addition to the expenses of school and rent. Still, it’s important to feel comfortable when you arrive back at your place after a … [Read more...] about The Importance of Being Furnished: Bargain Decorations
Your front door is the first thing guests encounter when they visit your home. While functionality and security are the most important features of doors, your entry door should also be inviting. It should reflect your personality and style, and be the perfect accent to your home. Accentuating focal points in your exterior, such as your entry door, can make a whole lot of difference. Architectural … [Read more...] about It’s All in the Details: 4 Ways to Create a Welcoming Entryway