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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.43.56 AMPrevent winter damage and boost energy efficiency by ticking off these to-dos before cold weather hits

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care (we spoke with an expert to find out what you need to do). Tick these 15 items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.

10 Furniture Essentials for Small Spaces

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 6.12.39 PMHere are items to opt for when a full-size sofa would be the elephant in the room

In a compact space, choosing just-right furnishings can make all the difference between your home feeling cramped or comfortable. From practically invisible acrylic chairs to shelving that flexes with the needs of your space, these 10 furniture pieces should be on any small-space-dweller’s must-have list.

Choosing Your Exterior Paint Color


The Habits of Home: Energy Savings

Here are some staggering statistics about just how much energy the average household uses and how seemingly simple changes can make a big difference on your electric bill. This infographic breaks it down, room by room.the-habits-of-home--interacting-with-your-energy

To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.27.49 PMAs temperatures drop and leaves start to turn and fall, prep for winter weather and enjoy the colors of the season

With leaves falling, farmers markets proudly displaying heaps of gourds and the sun dipping lower in the sky each day, there’s no doubt we are in the heart of autumn now. Pick and choose from among these seasonal tasks to make the most of this harvest month and prep for the winter ahead.

Millennials and Housing

Housingwire published a story that loanDepot interviewed 1,000 parents of Millennial-aged children and 1,000 adults ages 18-38 to see what the financial relationship is like between the two. The study found that 85% of Millennials plan to own a home someday; however, how they will afford it is a different story.

Seventeen percent of parents said they plan to help their children buy homes, while only 11% expect to be paid back (check out the bottom, left of the graph below).

Oddly enough, the percent of parents expecting to be paid back is significantly lower than the 43% of Millennials who plan on repaying their parents.


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