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Category: Home Sense

6 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood

When looking for a house, there’s certain details you’ve dreamed about. Maybe it’s the peaceful back porch to sip your morning coffee on or the large kitchen with an open concept first floor, perfect for hosting family get-togethers. While the home itself can be painted and made your own, the location it’s in can be make or break. We’ve compiled a list of items to...

The Impact of COVID on Our Lives Two Years Later

We’ve been through a lot these past two years. It’s easy to admit that the COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on our lives. Now our new survey takes a look at how. Our wide-ranging survey on several societal changes, post-pandemic, asked questions from the importance of financial security to the pros and cons of returning to work. Some results were a little surprising. FEELING...

What To Know Before You Finish Your Basement

In most cities across the United States, today’s hot real estate market is showing no signs of cooling down. Home prices continue to climb, driven by a shortage of inventory and low mortgage rates. And this hot market is driving many homeowners to invest in upgrading their current home instead of buying a new one. For those looking to add more usable indoor space, finishing...

High Wind Advisory: What to Do Next

When you think of storms that can cause wind damage, your mind might jump to recovering from a tornado or prepping for a hurricane. But it doesn’t always take an extreme weather event for high winds to damage your home or car. The National Weather Service issues a “high wind warning” when winds are sustained at speeds of 40 miles per hour or above. And...

Do’s and Don’ts for Hiding a Spare Key

At some point, most of us have lost our keys. More than a few of us have even tried to break into our own property before finally admitting defeat and seeking third-party assistance. Once we’ve been freed from our accidental exile, we waste little time before paying a visit to a local locksmith or hardware store to safeguard ourselves from future lockouts: we get a...