Monday, July 9, 2018

Why Rent If You Can Buy



Though interest rates continue to rise in 2018, they have not increased as much as we initially expected and are still considered to be low. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It's a long-standing notion that a buyer needs 20% down towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn't true. With countless down payment assistant programs and closing cost roll-ins, a homeowner could move in with as little as a couple thousand dollars.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Home Crush of the Month: An Antique Colonial in Kingston Village

I may be a little biased when it comes to this month's home crush, and that's because it happens to be my mother's house. It's not my childhood home, but she's lived in this house for the past 10 years and the transformation that my mom and step-dad did in that time is remarkable (at least in my opinion).

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer Shoes


It finally feels like summer has arrived. (Boy, that took a while!) I've started to wear my dresses and am eager to start living in sandals again.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Candles

Candles are something that I always like to have burning at home because they set the mood for a room as soon as you walk into it. They immediate relax me when I've had a stressful day and are the perfect way to create a welcoming home.  I tend to go for more natural or clean smelling scents such as beach sand or fresh linen in warmer months and pine around Christmas time.  Over the years I've found that I keep coming back to the same brands time and time again.  I'm always disappointed when a candle is either too strong or doesn't throw a scent at all. The candles listed below are by far the best that I have come across.