Cheryl Bourland's blog

What Are the Most Common (and Most Regretted) DIY Home Projects?

Depending on the person, attempting do-it-yourself home improvement projects might be one of the best—or most dreaded—aspects of owning a home. Although completing something on your own is personally rewarding and can save you significant money, it can also yield amateurish results. Furthermore, it's easy for DIYers to undertake a project with lofty ambitions, only to realize that they are in over their heads; these situations can cost them time, money, and even safety. In order to better understand the pitfalls associated with various projects, home improvement website ImproveNet recently conducted a survey of 2,000 DIYers to determine which DIY home projects are most popular—and which ones leave homeowners filled with regret.

Don't Let These Home Buying and Selling Myths Hold You Back

Home buying and selling are usually a mix of important, stressful, and rare; after all, most of us only engage in these processes a handful of times in our entire lives! When you take these characteristics into consideration, it's no wonder that both selling and buying are shrouded in a number of myths which almost everyone is willing to simply believe without challenge. In order to shed some light on the situation, Realtor Magazine recently listed six of the most common myths which continue to hold back home buyers and sellers.

These Tips Will Help You Stay Safe During the Holidays

The Christmas season is a time for cheer and merriment with all of your loved ones, but a fire or other disaster can quickly turn your holiday dreams into nightmares. Luckily, following some simple safety and security tips can help to greatly reduce your chances of ending the year on a bad note. Keep reading to learn about how you can stay safe during the holidays!