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Creating Storage Underneath Your Stairs

By: Jan Soults Walker Sweep out the dust bunnies. Clear away the clutter. Time to put wasted space beneath the staircase to work with these customized storage solutions. That hollow triangle of space beneath your staircase can house more than lint. Claim the square footage for organizing your stuff. See which of these storage solutions […]

In Closing: How to Seal the Home-Buying Deal

By: HouseLogic Sign that paperwork. Write those checks. Get those keys! The closing. It all comes down to this. The grand finale. Once you have the keys, the house is yours. (Cue: Air horn sound!) Nice work getting this far. You’re almost a homeowner! Let’s run through some questions you may have as you cross the […]

Make an Offer Like a Boss

By: HouseLogic These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid. Ah, the offer! Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak “Contract” | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your Down Payment | Make an Earnest Money Deposit | Review Contingency Plans | Read the Fine Print | Make a Date to Settle |  Write a Fan Letter to the Seller |  Brace Yourself for a Counteroffer Cinematically speaking, this […]

The Pros and Cons of Rental Properties

By: Shirley Martin, Tidy Life Today Whether you have inherited a property or you have some extra money and are thinking of investing in one, many people are faced at some point with the possibility of going into the rental market. A rental property can be an excellent financial asset, but it is important to […]

Organize Your Home In a Month In Less Than an Hour a Day

By: Jamie Wiebe  A super-easy plan for getting organized without adding to your home-is-school, home-is-work, home-is-everything time burden. Did you ever notice that your self-improvement pacts with yourself are action oriented? Walk 10,000 steps a day. Fix that leaky faucet. Register for VolunteerMatch. But “get organized”? It’s a goal so broad that just trying to […]