Congratulations! You're a homeowner. If you're new to homeownership, you may wonder what comes next or worry about how to maintain this huge investment of yours. Thankfully, we live in the age of information, so resources abound. Here are some of my favorite places to go for all things related to home. These aren't sites that I am affiliated with. These are sites that I enjoy, and find useful, as a homeowner.
House Logic is probably my favorite home related website. If you follow my Facebook page, you've noticed that I share some of their posts on a fairly regular basis. Created by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, House Logic is a blog where you can find anything from organizing tips, decorating ideas, new homeowner to-do lists, tips on how to save money or add value to your home, and handy articles to help you prep to buy or sell.
As a REALTOR®, I know the benefits that buyers, sellers, and home owners receive when they work with a professional dedicating to serving their needs and helping protect their interests. Realtor.com is another great site with tips and tricks to help you with everything related to buying and selling. You can also find articles relating to laws that effect homeowners, finances and taxes, and market trends.
YouTube can be a valuable asset. I'm serious. Don't just jump into a DIY project. Check out video tutorials first. They'll help you save some of the frustration that can accompany an attempt to try things on your own and can help you save money by prepping you to do the job right the first time.
A well appointed room is a beautiful thing, but hiring a designer can be expensive and time consuming. Enter Havenly, an interior design site that can help with projects big and small. Havenly is just fun. I used their services when I created my home office, and I'm happy with the results. Their fees were small, they gave me options, and I was able to put my office together quickly and easily, without lots of shopping and stress. Yes, those are large prints of my dogs. I have photos of my family too. I promise!
There are so many resources available. Don't forget that I'm a great resource too. I'm happy to answer questions or steer you in the direction of someone that can. I'm never too busy for an email or even a quick coffee while we chat about your needs.