When your home is a cluttered wreck, it can be hard to summon the motivation to tackle the chores you’ve been putting off and to toss or organize your scattered
Whether you’ve recently escaped the confines of your parent’s home for the first time or recently relocated to a posh condo downtown, adjusting to a
Time is limited, funds are tight, but you desperately want to make over a few elements of your humble abode’s exterior and interior. Are there
Parenting is the most difficult yet rewarding job I’ve ever had in my life. It definitely hasn’t been easy on my pockets, either. And apparently, I’m not
Home cycling is a pretty nifty financial strategy. At its core, the idea revolves around buying a low-end home, fixing and upgrading it, and then
When Sarah and I were first married in 2003, we moved into a pretty small apartment. According to what I could find online about it,
Summer is approaching (though from the unseasonably cool temperatures here, you could have fooled me) and with the approach of summer means summer cooling bills.
The process of moving from an apartment to our home in 2007 was a big learning experience. We did some things right with that move
Over the past week, I’ve been fascinated by a number of articles describing tiny houses – those measuring 100 square feet or smaller. Here’s an
Is it better to rent a place to live or to buy one? It’s a question that I get asked multiple times per week in
Connie writes in: “Right now, we pay $1,000 a month in rent. About ten minutes away, there are houses available that are as low as
Another common email I receive from readers concerns whether or not the sender can afford a particular house – or how much house they can
It is cold here. Really, really cold. During the day, I usually turn the temperature in our house down fairly low. I work on the
Megan writes in: “My husband and I are looking at purchasing a home next year. My parents and siblings think this is a great move
Anyone who’s been awake to watch the changes in the economy over the last five years is familiar with the burst of the housing bubble.
Kelly writes in: “Sometimes you encourage people to rent instead of buying a home ASAP. This seems like a giant waste of money to me.
One of the most mystifying things that readers write to me about is when they’re living in a very expensive urban area and struggling with
You’re moving into a house or into a large apartment for the first time. You take all of your stuff there, unpack everything… and you