Should I Put In a Swimming Pool?

Swimming pool with kids

With many city pools closed this summer, families everywhere are considering whether this might be the time to finally put that pool in the backyard. A swimming pool can be a great investment for some families and some homes, especially if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to maintain it.

But before you jump in with both feet, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of installing an in-ground swimming pool. How will your home value be affected? What are the hidden costs? How much use will it get?

5 Tips on Designing Your Perfect Backyard

Flowers in flower pots

With the start of spring and summer comes warm weather, long days, and the perfect time to transform your backyard into your own personal oasis. But with so many options, it can quickly become overwhelming designing one that’s perfect for you and your family. To help, we’ve put together some tips to make the process a bit easier. Whether you’re designing a plan for the first time or working to update an outdoor space that came when you purchased your home, these will help make sure you’re utilizing every inch perfectly.

Winter is Coming: Prepare Your House Early

Snowy house

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, it’s clear that fall has arrived, and winter is well on its way. Along with pumpkin carving, apple picking, and catching a football game or two, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared to handle the colder months. Take a weekend to run through this checklist so you can sit back and relax during the winter season and not spend it stressed about your home.

Buying vs. Renting: Which is Right for You?

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Deciding if you want to rent your next home or buy can be a daunting task. It may feel like the logical next step, or you may just be sick of dealing with rent payments and moving every year.

Either way there are some important things to consider before you make your decision. There are pros and cons to both renting and buying. The best thing is to know what’s best for you, and what fits into your future.

What You Need to Know Before Building a House

Planning at a construction site

Building a house can be stressful, especially if you don’t have accurate expectations for the journey upon which you are about to embark. So, we have compiled ten things you have to know before building a new home.