home improvement

June 25, 2019

Home Security Tips and Technology for New Homeowners

Owning a home comes with a laundry list of responsibilities. From keeping up with ongoing maintenance and repairs to adding your own personal touches and decorating style throughout the property, you’ll stay more than busy enjoying your new home. But as a new homeowner, you’re also responsible for ensuring that your home is safe and protected, which may mean taking extra security precautions to keep unwanted security risks at bay. Here are some useful tips and technology to safeguard you and your property. Before you buy, do your homework An important step in the home-buying process is to evaluate the neighborhood both by personally visiting and observing the area at different times of the day as well as researching crime […]
June 11, 2019

Weekend Warrior: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Curb Appeal in Just a Weekend

The exterior of our homes is like the face of our property, and what better way to welcome in guests – or potential buyers – than by polishing it up with some easy curb appeal boosters. If you’re planning on putting your home on the market soon, or if you just want to spruce up your exterior, here are five easy things you can do to enhance your home’s curb appeal in just a short weekend. Look at landscaping – Keep your yard tidy by trimming bushes and shrubs and taking care of any overgrown (or overlooked) areas. Planting a tree or a few new flowers either in the ground or in a nice flower box or pot can be […]
March 19, 2019

Have You Gone Ygrene?

There’s no getting around it. It’s expensive to live in South Florida. Living here means we have to pay a premium on a lot of things, like keeping our homes cool from the intense sun and heat and protecting our properties from damaging hurricane winds. All of these necessities come at a cost, which can most commonly be seen in the form of energy bills and homeowners insurance premiums.   Fortunately, there is a solution that can help make an immediate impact that won’t necessitate massive changes to your monthly budget. In Miami, homeowners can make energy-efficient improvements to their homes through low-cost, long-term financing. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)-eligible home improvement projects include everything from upgrading your HVAC system […]
March 12, 2019

4 Small Things to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether you’re considering selling your home in the near future or are looking to make small upgrades that you can enjoy yourself now, taking steps to meaningfully increase the value of your home is something many homeowners look to do. The question often is whether the effort is worth the payoff.   Starting small will give you the opportunity to evaluate your home and your goals from a fresh perspective. Here are some easy places to start if you’re looking to boost your home’s value.   Start from the outside in Everyone knows the power curb appeal can hold in luring potential buyers. It also can go a long ways in boosting your home’s value. Make a good first impression […]