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    5 Home Improvement Project That Pay Off

    By Terry Erhardt | December 16, 2022

    Not feeling like a big spender these days? Check out the rewards of small home improvements. How can myths sound so right yet still be wrong? Take the one that says homeowners need to do a big remodeling project (think HGTV gut rehab) to get a worthwhile return on investment or happiness. Not necessarily, according... Read More

    13 Small (and Affordable) Home Upgrades for Big Impact

    By Terry Erhardt | December 2, 2022

    written by: houselogic Transform your home into a beautifully designed space — without the spendy price tag. Home improvement pros and DIYers tout a fresh coat of paint as a favorite among low-cost home upgrades that can make a huge impact. But what else can you do to accessorize and decorate? Sometimes the little things... Read More

    How to Choose the Right Laminate Flooring

    By Terry Erhardt | November 18, 2022

    So many flooring choices. Laminate can stand up to tough treatment and still look good. By: houselogic If you have pets or kids or are generally accident-prone, you may need some heavy-duty floors. And you may be exploring laminate flooring, thanks to its durability. Laminate flooring balances that resistance to wear and tear with an... Read More

    Buying Versus Renting

    By Terry Erhardt | November 11, 2022

    As reprinted from Corefact Finding a place to live can be a daunting task. So many things go through your head when you make this decision. The first is probably “Should I buy a house or keep renting?” Good question. Before you take the big leap, you must first decide which option is best for... Read More

    How to Clean Some Surprising Things in Your Washing Machine

    By Terry Erhardt | November 4, 2022

    Car floor mats in the washer? Usually, yep. Written by: houselogic Sometimes we learn from trial and error. But when it comes to a pricey appliance you use a lot, like a washing machine, you don’t want to take chances with the laundry you put in it. If you do, you risk damaging the machine... Read More

    How to Update Your Garage Floor

    By Terry Erhardt | October 28, 2022

    New garage flooring is an easy fix — pick the right option for how you’ll use the space. You can make your garage look a lot better by updating just the floors. Yes, garages deserve love, too. And new garage flooring is a relatively simple improvement that can make a big difference in how the... Read More

    5 Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

    By Terry Erhardt | September 30, 2022

    Creative patio lighting ideas add a nighttime glow to keep you outside. By: houselogic Outdoor patios are an extension of your home, perfect for gathering with guests, getting lost in a good book, or even working out. But the fun shouldn’t stop when the sun goes down. You can spend more time doing what matters... Read More

    Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible?

    By Terry Erhardt | September 16, 2022

    Here’s the scoop on what’s tax deductible when buying a house. The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, which for 2022 is $12,950 for... Read More

    10 Home Design Features for Pets

    By Terry Erhardt | September 9, 2022

    With these amenities, your fur babies will make themselves (more) at home. For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. In fact, we love our animal companions so much that we even choose a home... Read More

    How To Move Past Student Loan Debt– and Into a Home

    By Terry Erhardt | September 2, 2022

    You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. by: houselogic You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half of non-homeowners (51%) say student loan debt is delaying them from buying a... Read More