Buying a Home: Down payments

down paymentSo you’ve found your perfect home and you’re ready to move in and make it yours. But there’s one giant hurdle that stands between you and your new sanctuary – the down payment.

10 Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entryway

entry wayWell-chosen lighting, storage and decor can make your home feel inviting right from the start

You have only one chance to make a first impression. So it’s important that the entry to your house is welcoming to guests, reflects your personal style and makes you feel happy and comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. This space sets the tone for the rest of your home.

5 Ways To Makeover An 8-by-5-Foot Bathroom

small bathroomLook to these bathroom makeovers to learn about budgets, special features, splurging, saving and more

The most common bathroom size measures 8 by 5 feet — enough room for a single sink, a toilet and a shower or shower-bathtub combination. You may think there isn’t much you can do with an area of this size. But you’d be wrong. Here, five projects within these dimensions showcase clever ways to create virtual and literal space, and how to make big style statements on budgets small and large.

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How Vinyl Records Get Made [video]

vinylYou may have hear that vinyl is back (My son’s collection grows weekly, he’s 21), and last year it made more money for labels than ads on free streaming service, according to the RIAA. The US music industry group reported that vinyl LP/EP sales increased 32 percent in 2015 to $416 million (this figure is likely higher, as some tiny indie shops elude RIAA’s radar). That’s heartwarming news for analog-forever types and a dismal development for the major labels, as the New York Times reported.

Regardless of your preferred listening format,  you can enjoy watching how a vinyl record materializes into that thing you put on your turntable. Take a look at the following video.

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11 Ways to Create a Beautifully Styled Bookcase

bookshelvesDiscover tips, tricks and techniques for showcasing your favorite reads

Bookworms, rejoice. The options for lining your walls with books are nearly limitless. Whether you are a stacker, sorter or color-coordinator, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to leave your mark and create your very best “shelfie.”

Change of Address Checklist

Moving from place to place can be a hassle. Besides having to move tons of furniture, scrubbing the old place clean and saying good1bye to the neighbors, changing the address to the new one can be an afterthought.

Today’s infographic has zero thrills. It is something purely utilitarian – something you’ll want to print out and use whenever a move happens. Most people will remember to change forward their mailing address, and change their address at work so the paycheck still comes, but there are plenty more places you should notify in case of an address change. Thanks to our friends at DailyInfogrpahic

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