How to Avoid Damaging your New Home While Moving

There is a lot of activity happening on moving day. With so many people coming and going throughout your home carrying large and heavy items, some damage can happen to your home. Here are some of our best tips so you can avoid damaging your furniture and your new Hayden home on moving day. Prepare … read more “How to Avoid Damaging your New Home While Moving”

How to Figure Out What You Want in a New Home

Finding the right home that fits your qualifications and desires can be overwhelming, especially as a first-time homebuyer! With so many options,  how do you figure out which new home is right for you? Here are some tips to help as you’re figuring out what you need and want your new home. What does your … read more “How to Figure Out What You Want in a New Home”

How Interest Rates Affect Mortgage Payments

Over the past year, many new homebuyers jumped into the market to lock in a historically low interest rate before they rise. Even though interest rates are low, even one percent can make a big difference! If you’ve been debating whether to buy now or wait, here are some things to consider. Mortgage Basics A … read more “How Interest Rates Affect Mortgage Payments”

6 Ways to Create a Dog-Friendly Backyard

Taking care of your backyard so it looks its best takes time and effort. However, we all know that pets are hard on lawns. Between the pacing, digging, and bathroom relief, keeping your lawn in its best shape can be difficult. However, you don’t have to let your yard go to the dogs! With some … read more “6 Ways to Create a Dog-Friendly Backyard”

Things to Consider When You’re Ready to Upsize Your Home

Our homes don’t grow with us. The house that worked when you were a single person, a young couple, or a young family with small children may no longer fit now that your family has grown or your living circumstances change. Making the decision to move into a larger home is a big decision. Here … read more “Things to Consider When You’re Ready to Upsize Your Home”

5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office

The past year has shown that work can still be done away from the office. Even as offices are reopening, many people are choosing to work remotely at least part time. If that’s the case for you, your home office may need an upgrade to accommodate your new work situation. Thankfully you don’t need a … read more “5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office”

Tips for Safe Summer Barbecues

Once the warmer weather hits, the first thing we think about is firing up the grill. From family cookouts to a casual grilled dinner, grilling is a great way to enjoy the summer days and nights. If you’re planning on hosting family and friends in your backyard this summer, here’s some barbeque safety tips that … read more “Tips for Safe Summer Barbecues”

Homebuying 101: What’s a Mortgage?

Just as your home is your largest asset, mortgages are the largest, longest-term loan you’ll apply for. Most people don’t have the funds to buy a home in cash so rely on mortgages to fund their home purchase. We have plenty of blog posts discussing how to save for and finance your home but what … read more “Homebuying 101: What’s a Mortgage?”

7 Tips for Reducing Your Home’s Energy Consumption This Summer

Summer means warm weather, barbeques, water sports, and high energy bills. Electricity use and costs rise every year between June and September. When this time of the year comes around we are often asking ourselves, or being asked, “How do I reduce my home’s energy consumption, especially in the summer?” With these 7 simple changes … read more “7 Tips for Reducing Your Home’s Energy Consumption This Summer”

How to Save for a House and a Wedding at the Same Time

Getting married and buying a house are two huge financial milestones that often occur around the same time. These milestones often compete with each other but it doesn’t have to come down to ‘down payment or dream wedding.’ With a good financial plan, you can turn your dreams of a wedding and a new home … read more “How to Save for a House and a Wedding at the Same Time”