Creating an Outdoor Oasis

June 11th, 2019

It’s outdoor living season – and that means it’s time to turn your patio, deck or yard into an oasis of both beauty and functionality.  With today’s many products designed specifically for open-air living, it’s easy to move beyond the grill, cooler and lawn chair mindset.  Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home, one without walls or limitations Read More...

Picture This!

May 14th, 2019

You have a blank wall and want to dress it up with family photos or art. But wait! You’re stumped by the age-old question: Should the picture frames match the décor, or the art and photos? Lucky for us, the Philadelphia Inquirer and design expert Jennifer Adams have the answer. Unfortunately, it’s not a definitive answer and will depend on your personal preferences, within some general design parameters Read More...

Ready, Set, Sell!

May 7th, 2019

If you’re hoping to make the move to a beautiful new home in the near future, you may need to sell your existing home first. Now’s the time to get moving, but it’s important to know what things to spruce up – and what you can leave alone. This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer can help Read More...

Fabulous Foliage Right at Home

October 28th, 2015

The beauty of fall and the brilliant reds, golds, and oranges of autumn foliage are so often viewed as the special treasures of New England. But, here is our own area, is an equal bounty of beauty. Anthony R. Wood, a Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, offers his musings on the wonders of turning leaves in our own Penn’s Woods (a Read More...

Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn

June 2nd, 2015

Gentlemen (and ladies) start your engines. It’s that special time of year when the sound of engines and the smell of green fill the air. Grass is growing and you’re trimming and mowing, over and over again. Despite the seeming simplicity of the task, there are ways to make lawn and shrub care go more efficiently and safely, from wearing the right clothes to selecting the right equipment to understanding your terrain Read More...

How Much House Can You Afford?

June 9th, 2014

If you’re considering buying a home, the first step is to determine exactly how much you can afford. There’s a lot to consider beyond the purchase price. Things like monthly utility bills, homeowner’s insurance, maintenance and other expenses should all be factored in. More importantly, a mortgage lender will want to know your credit score, income, how much you have saved for a downpayment and other facts about your financial picture Read More...