April Reading Roundup: Your 2021 Guide to All Things Home
Spring has sprung and whether you’re looking to go full Marie Kondo on your closets and storage, renovate a room or two, or even get your property ready for potential buyers, we’ve got the professional resources you need to get the job done.
Tips for Buying & Selling
Selling your current home and buying a new one can be stressful, especially when it comes to timing the sale and purchase. Fortunately, other parts of the process can be much simpler, like knowing just how much home you can afford or what credit score you need to qualify for a mortgage.
We’ve rounded up some of the best tips, tools, and takeaways to help make your next housing move as smooth as possible.
If you’re worried you won’t be able to borrow enough to buy a new house, you may want to check out this explainer on why you’ll probably be able to borrow more in 2021 . And speaking of money, if you’ve ever wondered just how much Realtors earn, well, here you go .
How to Chill Over Home Repairs
Home repairs are frequently more common in the spring and summer months, and if they’re on your calendar this year, we’ve got some good guidance on how to handle those repairs — whether you’re preparing to sell your home, just bought it or just want to spruce up your current digs.
If your repairs are related to selling your home, you may want to consider what some home buyers are actually looking for before you sink a lot of money into your project. For example, do you know how much it really costs to renovate a kitchen? Or how to save money on new kitchen appliances?
Trending Renovations to Consider
Of course, if you’re dead set on sprucing up your home — your bathroom in particular — Architectural Digest has rounded up some of the trends that are taking off right now . Here are step-by-step instructions on how to ensure your bathroom remodel does not stress you out. Whatever your renovation situation, these tips from ‘Design Mom’ provide some innovative ideas for a fresh and happy home .
Downsizing & Simplifying
Sure size matters, but not all home renovations (or moves, for that matter) are about more space. Many folks are looking to downsize and/or streamline their living spaces (hello, tiny houses! ). If that’s you, check out these tips for embracing ‘lifetyle deflation’ without feeling deprived.
Finally, it’s not just our living spaces that need sprucing up from time to time. Our headspaces also can use some refreshing occasionally. If you’re looking for a mindset reboot, check out this article on the the power of high expectations . Getting outside now that the weather is warmer also is a good way to reset your body and mind. Here are some great spring bucket list ideas to get you out and about.
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