Navigating the Home-Buying Process: 5 Tips

Buying a home for the first time can be complex and daunting, especially in a competitive housing market. A new book, “My First Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream,” aims to help first-time buyers navigate the process. Below are five tips from author Shashank Shekhar, a blogger, media source and radio…

How to Know if a Home is “The One”

Your house hunt has begun. You’ve saved some money, met with a mortgage lender to get preapproved and are ready to start looking. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. Location, location, location. There’s a reason this saying is so popular…

HOA Basics: What to Know Before You Buy

Before signing on the dotted line for your new home, make sure you know what your homeowners association (HOA) fees are and what they cover.  Because most new planned communities have HOAs, whether you’re buying a detached home, condo or townhome, factoring in that added cost is a necessary part of your home-buying budget. Depending…

6 Tips to Plan a Garage Sale

It’s that time of year again, the weather is finally starting to resemble something tolerable and spring cleaning begins. Whether you’re trying to declutter to sell your home, make room for new things, or just make some extra cash before that summer vacation, now is the perfect time to start planning a garage sale. Here…

4 Quick DIY Projects for a Healthier Home

All the green smoothies and exercise in the world won’t keep your body healthy if you’re living in a contaminated environment. In order to keep your body happy and thriving, click here to read about RIS Media’s four quick and easy DIY projects to improve your home’s health.