Simple Ways to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. It’s about gathering with your loved ones and celebrating thankfulness. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your new home. Especially when you begin thinking about all the things you need to do before your first guest arrives! Don’t strive for perfection The first tip: forget … read more “Simple Ways to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving”

How to be a Good Thanksgiving Guest

Most Thanksgiving guides offer tips for hosting Thanksgiving, but what should guests expect when they’re not the ones cooking? Even though your role on Thanksgiving is smaller, here are some things you can do to be a great Thanksgiving guest. RSVP! If you’re lucky enough to be invited to Thanksgiving dinner, be courteous by letting … read more “How to be a Good Thanksgiving Guest”

Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous season; with festive parties, gift-giving, and general merriment abounding, the end of the year can be a crazy few weeks! While home safety is a year-round priority for homeowners, keeping your home safe during the holiday season can amp anxieties. Thankfully, with a few simple tips, you can keep your … read more “Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays”

Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party

Does the thought of hosting a Halloween party leave you horrified? Don’t be afraid! Thankfully you don’t need to be a professional event planner (or even Martha Stewart) to host a spooktacular Halloween party. Plan a great Halloween party with this ultimate guide of tips, tricks, and party planning hacks. Think of your guest list … read more “Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party”

Debt-to-Income Ratio: What is it and Why it Matters

Debt-to-income ratio. If you’re in the process of applying for a home mortgage, you may have come across this term but do you understand what it means and how it can affect the loan application process? The debt-to-income ratio is how lenders evaluate your borrowing habits. Here’s what the debt-to-income ratio means and why it’s … read more “Debt-to-Income Ratio: What is it and Why it Matters”

Tips for Spending the First Night in Your New Home

No matter how well-planned, moving day always ends up being hectic. After such a long day, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is figuring out which box has the towels so you can take a shower or end up sleeping in your clothes overnight. Navigating the first night in a new home can … read more “Tips for Spending the First Night in Your New Home”

How to Design a Welcoming Guest Room

Now that we’re heading towards the end of the year, it’s no doubt that many of us will be welcoming family and friends into our homes to stay overnight. While they’re not expecting a luxury, five-star hotel experience, it feels good knowing your guests feel welcomed and comfortable in your home. Here are some simple … read more “How to Design a Welcoming Guest Room”

Top 8 Upgrades that Payoff at Resale

Home renovations are becoming more commonplace, thanks to the popularity of home improvement properties on HGTV, DIY Network, or Houzz. Renovations can range from months-long transformations to simple updates that can be made over the weekend. However, not all upgrades are created equally, especially when you consider resale value. Here are the top 8 upgrades … read more “Top 8 Upgrades that Payoff at Resale”

4 Ways to Personalize Your New Hayden Home

After searching high and low, you’ve finally found your dream home. Now that it’s yours, it’s natural to want to put your personal touch on your new place. One of the best things about a new construction home is that it’s a blank slate for you to personalize as you see fit. Here are some … read more “4 Ways to Personalize Your New Hayden Home”

Prepare your Home for a Successful School Year

It’s ‘Back to School’ season and even if your kids are already in school, it’s still a great time to get your home in order so everyone has a successful school year. Follow these tips to get your home organized and ready for the busy days ahead! Organize the entryway Set up the entryway of … read more “Prepare your Home for a Successful School Year”