Being in the Know: Best Blogs for New Homeowners
When you're a new homeowner, you're constantly looking for decorating ideas for your new abode, DIY tips, and ways to save money. One of the best ways to do all of the above is to check out other people's ideas on their blogs.
Blogs (which is ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 31, 2014 in Homeowners
What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Insurance (But Probably Don't)
A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives, which is why it’s so important to protect your investment. Good homeowners insurance is the best way to do this.
So why do some people decide not to bother with homeowners ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 22, 2014 in Homeowners
Apps for Monitoring Your Home's Security
Despite the fact that Indy is a clean and safe city over all, it still makes good sense to think about protecting your home and family. Thankfully...
There’s an app for that.
Actually, there is no shortage of security gadgets that can help, ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 22, 2014 in Homeowners
8 Cost Effective Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Spring has sprung, which means that houses are coming onto the market each and every day. For those looking for a new home, this is great news for you! But if you're wanting to sell your home, you're gaining competition. One way to get your house to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 20, 2014 in Homeowners
Is Solar Energy a Cost Savings Plan for Your Home?
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It seems as though everyone's favorite topic these days is 'going green' and perhaps one of the most obvious associations we have with the idea of green ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 11, 2014 in Homeowners
Preparing Your Spring Lawn and Garden in Indianapolis
We have had several days full of beautiful blue skies and it has made me hungry for Spring. Despite the fact that I know we’re not there quite yet, it gives me hope to know it’s not too soon to begin planning for projects which are an ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 18, 2014 in Homeowners
Home Projects for the Perpetually Snowed In
Well, the worst winter Indy has seen in thirty years doesn’t seem to be slowing down. This week was the third time I was inadvertently held hostage in my own home by the snow.
One would think that might not be such a bad thing, and yet, when ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 9, 2014 in Homeowners
5 Home DIY ideas from Pinterest
Pinterest is one of those new, shiny social media channels that everyone is telling you to get on, RIGHT NOW, but then if you're like many of us, you click on pinterest.com and after a few seconds feelings of overwhelming sadness come over you. What ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 2, 2014 in Homeowners
5 Landscaping Projects to Think About in Winter
The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean that you can completely neglect your gardening area. Since most plants are at rest and snow tends to cover our area leaving a palette of white and grey, your outdoor area may be ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 12, 2014 in Homeowners
Flood Zones, Flood Insurance and Your Indianapolis Home
Flood insurance is a hot topic in the real estate vertical right now. While we knew there would be changes, I'm sure many were not prepared for the impact the changes would make to their budget and home values.
Changes in policies and premiums for ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 20, 2013 in Homeowners
Guest Post: Eco-Friendly Home Decor for the Holiday Season
Decorating your home for the holiday season doesn't have to be ultimately expensive in order to do it eco-friendly. There are many ways you can keep a sense of style for the season by using the resources that are available to you in your area.
Posted by Paula Henry on December 15, 2013 in Homeowners
Foreclosure Options: What is a Short Sale?
The housing market is certainly better now than it was a few years or even a few months ago, but many homeowners are still struggling.
If you are facing foreclosure and can no longer afford your home, you may qualify for a Short Sale—even if ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 1, 2013 in Homeowners
Classy Halloween decorations for your yard and home
October is here and that means the ubiquitous ghosts, cobwebs, gaudy front porch decorations, and carved pumpkins everywhere you look. If you think Halloween decorations are tacky and can't possibly be classy then it's time to think again.
Posted by Paula Henry on October 9, 2013 in Homeowners
8 Stylish home office organization ideas from Pinterest
One of the great luxuries of owning your own home is the satisfaction we get out of making it exactly the way we want. If you're crafty, turn a room into a sewing space. If you're a gardener, make a little potting bench in your basement or back deck....
Posted by Paula Henry on October 6, 2013 in Homeowners