The start of a new year always sparks the desire to refresh and rejuvenate. Fitness centers fill up. Salon calendars crowd with new clients. And designers — professional and amateur alike — ponder home trends and design ideas for the coming months. What’s in? What’s out? We’ve got the 2023 style scoop from experts in outdoor and indoor decor, must-haves for the stylish home, and how to make it all come together.
If Tampa has crossed your mind in the past few years as a potential place to make a new start, you’re not alone. This Sunshine State hotspot has become the No. 1 most popular large-city destination in the nation for relocators. But what makes Tampa so tremendous? And will it be the right fit for you? Find out more now!
Chicago might be called the Second City, but there’s no doubt the Illinois destination gives every other metropolitan area a run for its money. Music, art, theater, dining, recreation, pro sports powerhouses — there’s not much Chicago lacks when it comes to quality of life. But where are the best places to put down roots in the Windy City? See which areas made our top 12 list now!
Thought to be derived from a Spanish term for “a place of dancing,” “Sarasota” is an apt name for this Florida Gulf Coast city just south of the Tampa Bay area. With a lively arts scene, gorgeous beaches, and a burgeoning business center, Sarasota is a magnet for people looking to relocate. If you’re thinking about moving to Sarasota, read on to learn about what it’s like to live here.
Let’s face it: Changing schools, leaving friends, and abandoning a beloved childhood bedroom have the potential to make the process of moving with kids difficult — if not downright traumatic. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Take a look at our top 12 tips for making relocating with kids as painless as possible for everyone involved.
Moving to Tampa? There’s something for everyone living in Tampa, especially if you like the heat. Read our guide to the best Tampa neighborhoods.
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.