Category Archives: Homeowners

Color Trends for Summer 2022

A couple looking over swatches to decide on color trends for summer.

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start decorating your home in colors that help bring feel-good energy indoors. We’ve rounded up all the color trends you need to know for this season. Feel free to mix complementing colors together or choose the one that best fits in with your established home décor. Incorporating these fun colors can lead to a bright and cheery atmosphere without ever having to leave home!

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7 Tips for Getting Your Yard Ready for Summer

A man and his son trimming the bushes to get the yard ready for summer.

Everybody wants their yards to look perfect for the summer. And why wouldn’t they? When it’s warm outside, we want to spend our free time in the yard. Some people like to barbecue and entertain friends, some make a private mini park for their kids, and some create a relaxation space for themselves. So, if you want to use your yard for something like this (or something different altogether), now is the time to start thinking about it. Today, we prepared seven tips for getting your yard ready for summer. If you want to know how to make your outdoor area perfect, keep on reading.

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How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse with Your New Home

A man with buyer's remorse talking to his friend among moving boxes.

Buying a home is no simple feat, and it seems that no one prepares you for the waterfalls of emotion afterward. After making such a big, life-altering decision, buyer’s remorse can sneak up on any homeowner. The stress of unpacking, new maintenance responsibilities and renovation needs can turn an exciting time into a tumultuous one.

However, the key is to fight back against these negative emotions and remind yourself just why you loved this house so much in the first place. Here are some tactics you can use — before and after moving into a new home — to combat buyer’s remorse.

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How to Get Involved with Your Community After Moving

A group of young people greeting each other in their new community.

Perhaps you’ve recently signed a rental lease or bought a home in an area you’re unfamiliar with. With the help of Realty Executives, finding the right home is a cinch! But settling in after moving can be a tough process. These resources will aid you with every aspect, from switching your address to meeting friends in your new community.

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Moving to an Assisted Living Community in Phoenix? Here’s How to Decide What Happens to Your Current Home

A woman and a caregiver in an assisted living facility looking at something in the distance.

Deciding that now is the right time to move to an assisted living community in Phoenix, AZ, is a big deal. You’ll be altering your life in a significant way. Plus, for homeowners, it also means you’ll need to determine what happens with your house.

Examining the benefits and drawbacks of various strategies can make it easier to figure out what’s best. Here’s a look at some available options that can help you decide what happens to your current home as you move into an assisted living facility.

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Small Appliances for a First Apartment

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Moving into your first apartment is not an easy task. You need to keep track of so many things that you’re practically guaranteed to forget some of them. Don’t worry, though. We are here to take some of that load off. We’ve made a comprehensive list of home appliances you need for your first apartment. We’ll tell you what to buy and why.

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How to Save Money on Your Homeowners Insurance

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It is no secret that homeowners insurance can be expensive. And it isn’t just because the average American home is more expensive than ever. Insurance companies keep raising their premiums to cover losses due to natural disasters, theft and vandalism, weather damage, and accidents.

Additionally, other unexpected events like the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a surge in expenses. The good news is that there are several effective ways to lower your insurance premiums and protect yourself from these risks.

Read on to learn how to save money on homeowners insurance.

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Moving to Canada: Pros, Cons, and Tips

A woman with a Canadian flag in her hand, symbolizing moving to Canada.

Have a craving for maple syrup, a passion for hockey, and a hankering for cozy winter weather? Canada might just be the country for you.

You’re not the only person who feels this way. According to a study conducted by Remitly, Canada is the dream destination for people all over the world, outranking southern neighbors the United States along with cultural havens such as Japan and the sunny shores of Spain.

As with any big life change, though, the decision to move to Canada is not one to be taken lightly. There are lots of questions and challenges for you, your partner, and your loved ones to unpack. To help make this process a little easier, we’ve put together a collection of pros, cons, and tips about the Great White North. Let’s get started.

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Poor Workmanship When Renovating Your California Home? Know Your Rights

Two workers in the middle of a California home renovation.

If you are a homeowner, regardless of the age of your home, at some point there will be home improvements, maintenance, or renovations to undertake. Projects to improve your property, such as knocking out drywall or creating a backyard garden, will be exciting yet inevitably stressful.

The last thing you want to think about during your project is a future lawsuit. By consulting a real estate attorney, a consumer rights group, or local government authority before you sign on the dotted line with your selected contractor will aid you in protecting your rights.

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Do’s & Don’ts in Storing your Wedding Gown

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With all the planning that goes into a wedding, it’s only natural that you’d want treasured souvenirs to remember the day. If you plan on handing your wedding gown down through generations, donating it, or repurposing the material into a veil, it is critical that it be kept in perfect shape. Even though you won’t be pulling your wedding gown out from storage frequently, it is a significant part of your story that should be preserved, just like your engagement ring.

You need to think in advance about how to properly clean, protect and store your wedding gown after the big day. Preservation is a step-by-step process. Not sure where to start? This piece focuses on the dos and don’ts of storing your wedding gown.

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