Ask anybody who’s been through a recent move how everything went, and chances are you’ll get an earful. From to-be-expected hassles — a broken glass, maybe? — to bigger annoyances like a last-minute construction delay, moving is challenging. But it doesn’t have to be awful. With proper planning, you can minimize moving stress and make your move — dare we say? — a positive experience. Read on to find out how.
The market finally appears to be cooling down after a nearly unimaginable rise in home prices — the average home cost almost 40% more in May 2022 than in May 2019. But questions remain: What if the cooling off turns into a housing crash? Is this a good time to buy a home — or is renting smarter than buying right now? If you’re contemplating a move amid all the uncertainty, read on for a look at the rent vs. buy dilemma — and some tips for how to decide which option is best for you.
Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you know that the economic headlines lately aren’t exactly sunshine and roses. The news of inflation and a cooldown in the overheated housing market are enough to make a potential first-time homebuyer try van life for a while. But is that really necessary? Do you really need to put your moving plans on hold? Here’s a glimpse of what the experts are saying.
As life begins to show signs of getting back to normal, home design trends are reflecting the move toward spending less time at home and more time doing the things we used to do — like date nights, rather than every-single-hour-cozied-up-with-the-family nights. We’ve checked in with a few experts to find the hottest home design trends, 2022 style. From kitchen and bath to textures and colors, here’s what’s out, what’s in, and how to decide what works for you.
Retirement is on the horizon! Congrats! But do you really want to keep up with a house full of stuff when there are new roads to explore? From timing to purging to storage options, here’s the lowdown on retirement downsizing to help sort it all out.
Whether you’re drawn to it by the bubbly promise of its nickname or you want to drink in all the history and arts the city has to offer, read on for all you need to know about the best neighborhoods in Columbia, SC, what it’s like to live there, and how to make the move.
Longing for a change of scenery? Refreshing your living room decor may be just the ticket. Whether you’re upgrading a few key elements or going all-in, we’ve got some tips, tricks, and living room remodeling ideas to make your refresh a breeze.
Ready for a complete kitchen overhaul? Before you start matching backsplashes to countertops, you’ll need to decide what kitchen layout will work best for you. Here are some questions to consider as you assess the different types of kitchen floor plans available.
All it takes is a little ingenuity to make your galley kitchen feel as large and luxurious as you’d like. Read on for ideas on how to turn what may now seem like a battle for the broiler into a warm, welcoming space where culinary dreams come true.