Settling Into a New Community

Moving to a new house creates a long “to do” list and no small amount of stress. If the house is in a new community, it’s just as important to get acquainted with the area and its people as it is to turn on the utilities.  Here are some tips for settling into a new...

Avoid Surprises in Your Homeowner’s Policy

It’s an unpleasant surprise when you find out your homeowner’s policy doesn’t cover something you thought it did. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with a policy’s coverage before you sign on the dotted line. Let’s get out the magnifying glass and read...

Workbench Tools: When to Rent and When to Buy

Some workbench tools — those workhorses like hammers and power drills — are worth the investment. But you may be better off renting many others. Here’s a handy guide to help you decide when to buy and when to rent. Your wallet will thank you. Tools to Buy and Keep…...

Could Your Home Be a Movie Location Rental?

Homeowners get paid handsomely for renting their homes to production companies for movie, television or commercial shoots. Can you cash in and make your house a movie location rental? A star is born! Television and movie production companies long ago steered away from...