Fixer-Upper Tips

Getting and remodeling a fixer-upper is one of the tried and true methods of creating equity in real estate. To make certain you make money on the investment, research home price differentials between homes of the identical dimensions, at the…

What Are Vendors ' Rights for a Sale?

If a homeowner fails to make mortgage payments, it can be a indication he simply cannot afford his property. 1 choice is to market, but sometimes a homeowner occupies over the house is worth. This creates a difficulty for both…

What Are the Benefits of a House Equity Loan or Credit Line?

Home equity lines of credit and home equity loans are, despite their names, two products that are different. A home equity line of credit acts as a charge cardHomeowners get a certain amount of credit based in their home’s equity…

Salvage Meets Chic in an Oregon Fixer-Upper

Brandt and Chelsea Kaemingk purchased a dilapidated home on the Oregon Coast, intending to do a inexpensive fix-up before renting it out. But the Kaemingks, property professionals who operate Chic Design Investments, ended up moving in instead. Along the way…

DIY Creativity Lights Up a Cozy Pennsylvania Home

Denise Sabia loves repurposing roadside throwaways to furnish her family’s 1955 multilevel home just outside Philadelphia. She has turned pages out of thrift shop publications into charming wallpaper for the stairwell, a classic noodle to a kitchen shelf plus a…

Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like  Thomas O'Brien

Earlier this season Architectural Digest named Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios one of its top 100 design firms (AD100) for 2012. If O’Brien’s name seems familiar, chances are you’ve come across his collection for Target, Thomas O’Brien Vintage Modern. He also…

Saltbox Charm in a Heritage Fishing Community

Elizabeth and Ed Burry’s second-generation saltbox home sits on a small hill in the historic fishing community of Trinity at Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada — population 150 in the summertime, as few as 38 in the winter. The manicured city…

Step Within a Stunning Nature-Inspired Sanctuary in South Australia

The stony, exposed ridge that overlooks South Australia’s Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island was an ideal place for artist Winnie Pelz to design and build her 452-square-foot studio, but the intense weather, unpredictable land and nosy wildlife proved a bit…

Guest Groups: Quirky Spring Décor and Colorful

With the weather warming and spring just around the corner, I’m longing to fling off chilly layers and refresh my home using bright, happy colours and unfussy, rustic woods. This month I have rounded up 20 colorful and distinctive finds…

Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Michael Symon Shares His Tastes

Michael Symon, restaurant proprietor, Iron Chef winner and star of The Chewand Symon’s Suppers allows you to feel as though you know him the moment you watch him on TV. Whether he is bantering with his friends or cooking with…