Homes today not only work harder. They work smarter.Read More
Some empty nesters cry when their grown kids fly the coup.
As anyone in phase three will tell you, it's a life shift when your kids head off to college or move on their own. But gone are the days when your kid's bedroom merely becomes a shrine to what used to be.Read More
Deciding whether to renovate, or just relocate to a brand new home?
Apparently, it may be more complicated than we thought.
In her New York Times article, Renovation vs Relocation in Retirement, Harriet Edleson reports that a Merrill Lynch and New Age study finds our decision hinges on a couple key factors: It's our financial and emotional values that steer our thoughts on downsizing and renovating.Read More
According to a recent findings from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, 1 in 4 homeowners are concerned their home may possibly have a negative effect on their family's health.
From the usual suspects--such as lead paint--to the bigger picture issues of indoor air pollution from molds and volatile organic compounds (from paint, adhesives and building materials), we're questioning the risks of unnecessary chemical exposure.Read More