Let There Be Light!

May 23rd, 2018

From melting food in the fridge, to no running water or lights, power outages can make life miserable.  When an outage continues for hours or days, things can get very dicey – and you may resolve that your next big purchase will be a generator.  It’s a great way to give yourself peace of mind and comfort when those summer or winter storms strike Read More...

Why You Need Homeowner’s Insurance

May 8th, 2018

If you’re in the market for a new home, whether a resale or new construction, your mortgage lender will require that you have homeowner’s insurance for the home you want to buy.  This type of insurance covers a number of issues that are important to you as the buyer, and to your mortgage lender as the holder of the mortgage Read More...

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

March 21st, 2018

It’s income tax season – the perfect time to talk about the tax benefits of owning a home.  That’s a big topic this year, considering that a new tax plan will be going into effect for the 2018 tax year.  With all the talk about how that plan will play out, one of the biggest points of discussion is how the new plan will affect the deductibility of mortgage interest Read More...

Fireplace Safety

January 17th, 2018

A crackling fire is a warm and wonderful thing. But a fireplace can also pose a safety hazard. Before you strike a match, be sure to understand how to burn safely. It’s just as essential to take preventive measures to assure that your fireplace and chimney are in good shape – and that you have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed Read More...

What Makes a House a Home?

December 13th, 2017

Photo by - Discover deck design ideas We all dream of a house that truly feels like home. But, creating one takes more than referring to a collection of photos torn from design magazines or pins on your Pinterest page. The trick is to understand who you are, what matters to your family, and how you want to live Read More...

Countertop Color: What’s Right for You?

November 21st, 2017

Photo by Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling - More kitchen ideas Designing your kitchen is something you just need to get right. After all, cabinets and countertops are not something you can change easily once installed. Material is important, but what’s even more critical to your design aesthetic is the color Read More...

Windows 101

September 14th, 2017

Every home has windows. The question is, are the windows in your home right for your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. From providing light, to enhancing energy efficiency, to adding personality and style, the right window choices can make a real difference in your enjoyment of your home, in the time you spend on maintenance, and in heating and cooling costs Read More...

When Grandma Comes to Stay.

August 22nd, 2017

More and more family homes are becoming intergenerational. That’s a fancy way of saying that grandma and/or grandpa are moving in and planning to stay. The traditional idea of a mother-in-law suite is expanding with some families building separate cottages, others converting garages, and some opting to build a new home, complete with a separate space designed to make life easier for an elderly resident Read More...

Smart Homes = Smart Savings

August 15th, 2017

Smart homes are a growing trend – and that’s good news for people who also like to be smart about their money. That’s because many smart home technologies can also help reduce home costs related to energy and water. Smart thermostats are programmable, so they can be set to adjust the temperature when they sense your presence Read More...

The Ultimate Home Theater

August 8th, 2017

Dinner and a movie is a fun night out. But, it might be even more fun having that big screen movie theater experience in your own home! World Wide Stereo, one of the most respected builders of home theaters, is right in our local area. In fact, they’re the experts the Sal Paone Builder team turns to when making our homeowner’s movie magic dreams come true Read More...