45 Space Saving Hacks to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

Saving some space in small bedrooms while making it look organized is a tricky task. Cluttering happens in any home of any size, but it is ridiculously tedious to sort in a small room. Luckily, there are plenty of ways of being creative and making the best use of empty spaces.


How to Check for Flood Risk During Home Buying

You’ve found the perfect home — sunny kitchen, the right number of bathrooms, and a big, beautiful yard. And then someone mentions a case of flooding in the area — far from any major body of water. You start wondering, Could my dream home be at risk for flood damage?


5 Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do in January

Start looking for that contractor NOW if you want your project done by summer’s end.


How to Choose the Correct Area Rug Size

Choosing the size of an area rug doesn’t have to be hard. You’ll find a lot of different advice and opinions about what size rug to use out there in the Googleverse, so I’ve narrowed it down to just a couple of simple options for each room. No matter what furniture arrangement you are working with, the same basic principles can be applied. Here is how to choose the correct area rug size for any space as well as my favourite sources for beautiful, affordable area rugs.


4 Easy-Peasy Must-Do’s for Homeowners in December

Two great reasons to clean your light bulbs: You want as much light in your house as you can get as the days grow shorter, and, you'll save money.


Four Reasons to be thankful for your pet

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about spending time with the ones we love and appreciating what we have. For many of us, this appreciation extends to our four-legged friends. As you reflect on what your pet means to you this holiday, we’ve compiled a list of four reasons we are incredibly thankful for our pets.


Thanksgiving in Your New home

For many people, Thanksgiving is something to look forward to all year long! The family meal, the football, the endless servings of pie… So if you find yourself moving during the holiday season, missing out on all the usual traditions can put a major rain cloud over the Turkey Day fun. We’ve put together some tips on how to celebrate your first Thanksgiving in your new home without turning into a frantic, crazy person trying to do everything. Fret not, it can be done!


4 Signs the Hot Housing Market Is Finally Starting to Cool

This year’s housing market has been high-stakes. Prices skyrocketed, bidding wars were rampant and, thanks to remote work, demand was strong in virtually every market across the U.S. It was a challenging landscape for buyers, to say the least.


These Hues Are Some of the Most Popular Colors of the Year of All Time

In 2000, Pantone set a precedent when it announced for the first time its "Color of the Year:" Cerulean blue. Since that first announcement, legacy paint brands have joined Pantone in selecting their own Colors of the Year, ultimately setting (or reflecting) trends for the coming year and creating a sort of recorded palette of the last two decades.


12 Ways To Make Your Home the Coziest Ever This Fall

Labor day has come and gone, which means the unofficial start of fall is upon us. And what, you may ask, is the pinnacle of the fall season? Thanksgiving, of course. If you’re a planner, you're probably already in menu planning mode (because it's never too early), mapping out your tablescape in your head, taking stock of your mismatched dinnerware, and getting ready to clean every corner of your home (because now's as good a time as any).



Although cacti and succulents are still a go-to option for a headache-free greening of your work space, you can easily introduce leafy green plants at your desk, given that you choose among those which don’t require a lot of maintenance.


How To Stay Healthy while living in a confined space

It's not easy staying healthy when you live in a confined space. The challenge to maintain your health and wellness becomes that much more difficult when you're not even allowed to leave your apartment.


22 Relaxing Activities You can still do during a Pandemic

Life has returned to normal. Sort of. Pro sports are back. Kind of. And the stress of the last couple of months has finally subsided. OK, that's not the least bit true. But we're all doing the best we can to play the hand that 2020 dealt us.


How to Host a Virtual Holiday

Late fall and winter holidays have always helped carry us through the darker, colder days. This year, it may be even more important to celebrate together, and a virtual holiday dinner may be just the thing to help bring light to the darkest days.


How to Achieve a Zero-Waste Kitchen in a Rental

From reusable water bottles to in-home compost bins, it's easy to find ways to pursue zero-waste alternatives in your kitchen. You don't need to have your own house, either! It's possible to exist sustainably wherever you live — as long as you can be a little creative!


How to Measure the Square Footage of a House or Apartment

When you find the perfect place to rent in your chosen neighborhood that's also within your budget, you probably aren't wondering whether the square footage in the listing is accurate. However, that calculation is one of the most important factors when evaluating a property's value. After all, if your rent is based on 1,200 square feet, you have the right to get what you're paying for, right?


5 Steps to Grow an Indoor Spice Garden

The benefits of an indoor spice garden


How To Create A Plant Loving Home



How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think.


15 Home Improvement Ideas To Tackle In 2021

2021 is the perfect time to brush up on your hobbies, and home improvement is no exception. With a little creativity and effort, you can turn your house into a home in no time at all.


Weekend home improvement projects

Home improvement projects ramp up when the weather warms up, as homeowners channel the rejuvenating feelings of spring and tackle their home to-do lists.


Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for You

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s great opportunity for current renters to make a move into homeownership that stretches each dollar a little bit further.


The Best Floor to Live On in an Apartment Building

When searching for apartments, there's always so much to consider — location, price, proximity to parking or public transportation, closet space — all of which are hugely important when finding that perfect place to live.


The Best Home Renovation Apps of 2021

The Best Home Renovation Apps of 2021


How Top Real Estate Professionals are Responding to COVID-19

How Top Real Estate Professionals are Responding to COVID-19


5 trends Covid-19 has brought on in the real estate industry

5 trends Covid-19 has brought on in the real estate industry


REALTORS® Believe Fairness Is Worth Fighting For

REALTORS® Believe Fairness Is Worth Fighting For


How to Clean Your Dryer Vent: 9 Mistakes to Avoid

Dryer fires are a real and very scary hazard, and they most often originate in the metal tube between your dryer and the wall. That's what you need to clean out. Plus it will help your dryer last longer and run more efficiently. Cleaning a dryer vent goes way beyond wiping off the lint filter between loads. And if you don't do it, your house could catch fire. Just avoid these dangerous mistakes while cleaning out your dryer vent:


5 Clever Closet Conversions

Want more living space without adding on? One of your closets may be just the extra square footage you’re looking for.


Pikas Best of Guam 2020

Pikas Best of Guam 2020


8 Lesser-Known Fees That Factor Into the True Cost of Home Buying

With your focus on building your down payment fund and figuring out what your mortgage payment will be, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller fees that come along with a home purchase. Here are eight and what they could cost you.


5 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Home buying seems simple enough: Find a house you like that’s close to work or school, tell someone you want to buy it, and move in.


5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down.


Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Oh, cabinets. They're just one part of your kitchen, but they have a huge impact. No matter how chic your new appliances or furniture may be, worn or outdated cabinets can ensure your kitchen looks . . . dumpy. But before you scramble to the showroom, have you checked out the cost of brand new cabinetry these days? (At least several thousand dollars for low-end -- and the price of a car for custom!) Who has the time for such a big project anyway?


You Only Think It’s True: 10 Myths Costing You Time and Money

You can't swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at night! No, water it in the morning! No, dig it up and replace it with a drought-hardy meadow!



With the worldwide pandemic, there is enough to worry about in regards to our safety and livelihood — the last thing individuals and communities need to be concerned about are scammers trying to con their way into lives and wallets using the fear of the coronavirus as their “in”.


5 Tips for Moving During COVID-19

Amid travel bans, widespread stay-at-home orders and social-distancing mandates, millions of Americans have adapted to the changes brought about by COVID-19. Countless events have been rescheduled or cancelled, but for a few people — including those who already made plans to move — staying put is simply not an option.


7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home

Buying a home is exciting and terrifying. After all, this is the biggest financial move most people ever make. As such, there's a lot of room for error, and even tiny mistakes can translate to tens of thousands of dollars.


Ridiculously Easy DIY Disinfectant Wipes You Can Make at Home

Toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and face masks aren’t the only things in short supply right now. Disinfectant wipes for sanitizing the surfaces of your home—and your hands—have also been harder and harder to get these past few weeks.


Keeping Germs at the Front Door

Le Corbusier’s fixation on modernity and cleanliness is trending as designers reimagine residential life post-Covid. His maxim “A house is a machine for living in,” is particularly apt now.


7 Easy Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into Paradise While Sheltering in Place

According to a recent survey by Wayfair on what its millions of customers are searching for, it’s all about making outdoor spaces more comfy.


6 Easy DIY Projects To Give Your Laundry Room Some Love During Quarantine

In this era of COVID-19, you’re probably doing more laundry than ever before. So why not make your laundry room a brighter and better space to spend time in?


Mortgage FAQ: Essential Answers to All Your Questions About Home Loans in the Coronavirus Era

It depends on the comparison. Mortgage rates are down from a year ago, but up from a few weeks ago. It's unclear whether they'll be headed down again.

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