Is Your Home Underinsured?

Sure you have homeowner’s insurance, but do you have enough? Inflation, rising construction costs, and home improvements may leave you underinsured.    Standard Homeowners Insurance: The Basics   Standard homeowners insurance includes four essential types of coverage.    1. The Structure of Your Home (Dwelling Coverage)   2. Your Personal Belongings   3. Liability Protection… Continue reading Is Your Home Underinsured?

5 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

Creating an outdoor kitchen is a great way to utilize your home’s yard and expand your living space. On average, creating an outdoor kitchen will cost you between $32.50 – $100 per square foot.    The return on investment (ROI) for an outdoor kitchen is difficult to measure. Quicken Loans reports that homeowners can expect… Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

Tax Breaks for Illinois Homeowners

Feel like you’re paying way too much in property taxes? If you’re an Illinois homeowner, you probably are. The Land of Lincoln has the second-highest property taxes in the country.    The statewide average of 2.16% is nearly double the national average and translates to a typical annual property tax bill of $4,527 for Illinois… Continue reading Tax Breaks for Illinois Homeowners

Can I Buy or Sell Real Estate During My Divorce?

Buying or selling real estate during a divorce can be a complicated endeavor. In the best of times, selling a home with a partner can be stressful. Selling a home with a partner you no longer see eye to eye with can seem impossible.    Additionally, you need to consider where you will live after… Continue reading Can I Buy or Sell Real Estate During My Divorce?

Austin, Texas Neighborhood Spotlight: Northwest Hills

Northwest Hills is a group of subdivisions just a short commute from downtown Austin. Full of wildlife and winding streets, this neighborhood is ideal for families and commuters.    A Unique Cliffside Community   This neighborhood was founded in 1952 by the Barrow family. It was created in response to Austin’s expansion and provided a… Continue reading Austin, Texas Neighborhood Spotlight: Northwest Hills

Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

Want to save the planet and money? Energy efficient home upgrades can help you do both.    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s notes that energy efficient upgrades can save you 5-30% on your energy bills or $103-$618 per year based on estimates that the average American household spends $2,060 per year on energy costs.    Not… Continue reading Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Home Upgrades