October 15, 2020 is "National Get Smart About Credit" Day. Every third Thursday in October promotes learning about what goes into achieving good credit. This national campaign includes volunteer bankers who counsel young people on responsible credit habits. But it's never too late to learn more about credit.
Whether you use ghosts and goblins in your windows, or pumpkins and cornstalks on your porch railing (or a mixture of both!), fall is definitely a time of year when the options to decorate your front porch or patio seem endless. Celebrate the season in style with these trending tips!
Getting ready to move is a big stressor any time of year, so it’s only natural to want to find ways to ease the burden. Would you believe that the time of year you move can either incite relief or create additional tension? Here are four reasons savvy movers tend to move during the fall season.
While it’s an exciting time in your life, it’s also quite an intimidating one. Getting more comfortable during the homebuying journey is possible with knowledge. We’re going to discuss some key ways to better prepare yourself to deal with terms like “pre-approval” and “mortgage calculations.” Need to save money for your down payment? We’ve got that covered here, too!
Packing is one of the most labor-intensive and nerve-wracking parts of moving. However, you can streamline the process with a little organization and sorting before you fill the first box. Downsize your belongings by getting rid of items you no longer use or need. Making these tough choices simplifies the packing process and prevents all your old junk from moving across town or across the state with you.
When it comes to Southern hospitality, most people think of the mannerisms of the South. Very rarely do they think about fruit. Pineapples are the ultimate symbol of Southern hospitality, and if placed at the front door, that’s a great sign. So, how did pineapples become the go-to fruit?
When redecorating your home, one of the first things you should consider is repurposing items you already have, or items you find that can help enhance your style. While most people immediately start looking for new things, knowing how to create functional furniture or décor will not only save you money, but will allow you to construct a style all your own.
There’s something about birds that makes people smile, whether it’s discovering what kind are coming into your yard or to listening to them sing. Depending on the region, some favorites include the American Goldfinch, Black-Capped Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird, Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Tree Swallow, and White-Breasted Nuthatch.
It’s no secret – most people consider their pets as part of the family. If you’re thinking about doing renovations, you can’t make plans without factoring in their well-being. From flooring to their own accommodations, it’s important to build in special sections so they will feel like they have a space.
According to Moving.com, Georgia is a top 10 (#6) destination for popular states to move to. People come to appreciate the clean air, easy-going culture and great food found here. Young college students looking for a place to grow their careers, families who want a good place to raise children, retirees and many others are discovering the worst kept secret in the South. Right now, Georgia is the place to be. Here are several reasons that you should move to Georgia too!
The pandemic has shifted the way people work. If you’ve been working from home, you may be feeling a little restless. One of the best ways to get out of your rut and into a new frame of mind is by switching things around. Here are a few tips that should get you going.
Now that we are spending more time at home, it seems the things that need attention are now front and center. A few of the items on the list are probably where you spend the most time—in your kitchen. And the things that usually have issues are—you guessed it—your appliances.
Spring may have already sprung, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about your plants and flowers. In fact, this time of year is one of the best to get outside and give your garden a little tender loving care. Here are our top tips for a flourishing summer garden.
One thing Southerners have always known how to do is to create a welcoming home environment. Of course, this starts the moment you arrive at the curb with the view of a beautifully decorated front porch or patio. Here are a few tips on how to style yours accordingly so that it is both comfortable and functional.
Backyards are meant to be a place to escape, relax, and enjoy with your family and friends. Make the most of summertime by transforming your outdoor space into an oasis. Follow these steps to transform a blank backyard into the perfect space for entertaining.
When moving into a new home, getting to know your neighbors takes a bit of time and effort. But the results are well worth it. Here are some simple, tried, and proven ways to meet people in your neighborhood – without appearing nosy.
Buying a new home is an exciting time. However, it’s not just about paint colors and furniture shopping. There are things you must do when moving into a new home to stay organized and be prepared in case an emergency arises. Here are some key things that every new homeowner should do.
A traditional Southern home is easily recognized by its inviting, expansive front porch and large backyard with stone pathways and abundant flowers and plants. That special exterior charm can be brought inside any home by using these natural elements indoors. And nothing is more symbolic of the famous warm, welcoming hospitality of the South than the pineapple. The pineapple as an inviting symbol of hospitality began in early colonial America probably because of its rarity.
Buying and selling homes can continue during the Covid-19 pandemic with the benefit of technology ranging from virtual tours and appraisal sites to video chat platforms and the ability to sign legal documents online.