Judy White's Blog

Posted on 10/02/2022
Simplify Your Small Move With These Tips
Not every move requires professional movers. Sometimes, you can accomplish smaller moves on your own with a single car or the help of some friends. Small moves might include to and from an apartment in the same building or moving only to a specific room like an office or workshop. Regardless of the size of the move, there...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Choosing lawn benches: What to consider
While many regard lawn benches as a ubiquitous and utilitarian outdoor feature, the right bench can make a stylish statement in your outdoor living space. But how do you choose the best bench for your yard? Here are some of the key factors to consider when shopping for the perfect garden or lawn bench: Locations & surfaces A...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Homeowners insurance requirements for veterans: Key info to know
While VA loans come with numerous benefits, they share many of the same requirements as conventional loans. For veterans seeking a VA loan to purchase a home, it's often required to purchase a homeowners insurance policy. Here is the basic info about homeowners insurance requirements: Is homeowners insurance required for a VA loan? Just like most conventional mortgages,...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
How to Sell Your Home in a Seller's Market
It's easier to sell your home in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean the home will sell itself. Selling your home requires strategy and planning, and in a seller's market there are specific things you can do to get the best offers. Here are some tips for selling in a seller's market: Clean & Stage A hot...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Outdoor patio furniture ideas on a budget
If you’re in need of outdoor patio furniture ideas that won’t break the bank and look great in an outdoor living room, there are plenty of stylish options to consider. Whether you upcycle items you already own or create them from scratch with your DIY skills, you can decorate your outdoor space on a budget in a variety...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
3 Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
Houseplants add another level of complexity and stress to a move. After all, you want to make sure they survive the trip and thrive in your new space. Even hardy plants get damaged easily when moving from one place to another. However, there are some ways you can pack and prepare your plants for moving to make sure...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Decorating with greenery: How to get started
Decorating with greenery is an excellent way to liven up any space. Whether you want to add more houseplants or take your living decor to a more artistic level, there are many options for any room. Here are some basic ideas to help you get inspired: Hanging & trailing plants There is a wide variety of houseplants with...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
3 Ways to Disguise Your Wall Radiator
Does your home have a wall radiator you wish you could hide? While immobile, radiators can be hidden or disguised in plenty of creative ways. If you're looking for smart and safe ways to make your radiator less of an eyesore, here are some ideas to try. Upcycled Iron A clever way to hide your radiator while also...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Community gardens: How to start one in your neighborhood
Community gardens can be a great way to increase urban farming and maintain the native species of the area. They’re excellent ways to help maintain fresh food while creating green space for folks to enjoy. These gardens can be started by anyone, though you should ensure everyone participating in the project is legally allowed to garden on the...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Homeowners insurance: How much will it cost?
If you’re a first-time homebuyer working on a budget for your future plans, you might be wondering about homeowners insurance - how much will it cost, anyway? Unfortunately, the answer can get complicated, as it depends on several factors. To help you budget for your first home, here is a quick guide to what goes in to determining...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
How long does it take to buy a house? Major factors to consider
If you’re interested in purchasing property, you might be wondering, “how long does it take to buy a house?” Home buying is a lengthy process even when everything goes smoothly, and can easily become longer and more complicated with every potential hiccup. To help you better prepare for the process and save time, here are some key tips...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
4 Reasons Why Down Payment Amount Matters
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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