Homeownership comes with huge tax advantages. There have been changes recently in upper limits eligible for deductions, but the caps are still high enough that the majority of homeowners can deduct up to the maximum tax rate on their property.
From time-to-time, we all look around our homes and find that the decorative touches in a room need some refreshing. There are many ways to make a room more exciting without making semi-permanent changes with paint or wallpaper.
Now that you have keys in hand to your new dwelling, the moment has arrived for you to make this house a home. Selecting window treatments for each room is a great place to start. Window treatments show your personality and express your tastes as well as add to the livability and charm of your new home.
It is difficult to determine the most difficult thing about being the military spouse of someone who is away fighting for his or her country. There is the fear that the loved one will be wounded or worse, the loneliness, and the agony of being separated for long periods of time.
Summer is meant for kids to spend time outside in the fresh, warm air. For parents, though, the long, hot summer break with kids at home can be daunting. Don’t get stressed, get creative.
Consider those perennial summer favorites: gardening, building a fort and setting up a lemonade stand.
Swimming is something most kids look forward to on hot summer days. But for hours of fun, variety is what keeps it all going. Kids are inventive, and together they will create their own fun. If they need a little creative push, though, introduce them to these pool games where even the littlest ones can be welcome, happy participants.
You have put a lot of thought, time and money into that outdoor “living room.” Don’t let the elements spoil this attractive, comfortable space. There are ways to keep it beautiful and welcoming for many years of enjoyment despite the weather, no matter how elaborate the furnishings.
Probably the worst mistake people make when considering buying a retirement home is the lack of careful planning free of emotional decisions. A thorough review of your financial situation, lifestyle preferences and desired location is the first step toward the all-important decision of where to buy a retirement home that will satisfy you for the rest of your life. Moving is very stressful and you want to make the right choice the first time.
When she was only 14, Jeanne Paddison’s father was working on a construction site. The lot next door was being cleared and as a tree came down, the men realized that a nest of baby raccoons had just lost their home. Years ago, there weren’t licensed rehabbers to take the animals and out of compassion, the men divided the homeless bandits to bring to their own homes for care. Jeanne’s father brought a baby raccoon, soon to be named Mandy, for her to save. A lifelong passion was born as she successfully rehabilitated and returned Mandy to the wild, this sparked a life long mission...
2019 rings in an organic and colorful trend in home décor. Gone are most of the geometrics and cool grays. Say hello to florals, subtly nuanced jewel tones, warmer neutrals, and stark black and white. This is the year to bring Mother Nature indoors.
Townhomes are the perfect housing option for the busy lives we all lead today. When you choose the spacious Ainsdale Townhomes in The Commons at Richmond Hill, in southeast Georgia, you have the ideal setting for living the good life – with low maintenance.
The larger the family, the larger the home needed, right? But what if a smaller family likes to entertain long-term guests? The point is, it’s not just about how many people live in a home; it’s also about how they use it.
Long gone are the days of retiring just to sit in a rocking chair on the front porch and watch the world go by. Today’s retirees are active and have more options than were available during their working years. Among the most desirable options is the freedom to live wherever they choose.
Mother’s Day is the perfect time for children to show their mom just how much they appreciate her and all she does for them every day. Young children will probably need a bit of help, but it will be well worth it for everyone involved. Mother’s Day, after all, is a family affair.
The time to baby proof your home to make it safe for the precious new visitor is before the baby is born. Babies grow quickly, from being barely able to move to crawling all over the home in curious exploration. You need to make sure every inch of it is free of hazards for the little explorer.
Southern charm is actually a way of life and a lovely one at that. Interior décor in the southern style is charming, livable, elegant and slightly formal but without stuffiness just like that famous Southern hospitality and charm. You can achieve this look in your new home wherever you live and in whatever style of architecture your home happens to be.
Tourists have made Charleston a beloved destination and it is no wonder. With its cobblestone streets, historic architecture, incredible food and multiplicity of activities, it can’t help but be a popular place to visit. South Carolinians take note. You can easily be perpetual tourists in your own great city of Charleston.
Utilitarian and functional doesn’t have to mean boring and unattractive. Whether your laundry area is a spacious room all its own or a corner closet, an attractive, well-organized space will make laundry day seem like much less of a chore.