Home Ownership

April 24, 2023

High Yield Home Renovations

Looking for the most bang for your home-reno buck? 🛠️ These renovations can increase the value of your home and give you the highest return on investment 💰💰💰 when it’s time to sell:

High Yield Home Renovations

👨‍🍳Kitchen Renovation: The kitchen is often the focal point of a home and is an ...
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Feb. 17, 2023

Sherwin Williams + HGTV 2023 Color Trends Forecast

Ready to refresh your home?  Check out the 2023 Color Trends Forecast from Sherwin Williams & HGTV and add a splash of personality to your home!

Nesting, Nostalgia & Nature



Color Palette:

Dark Room HGSW7083
Hot Cocoa HGSW6047
Austere Grey HGSW6184



Bring on the Charm ...

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Feb. 3, 2023

Top Factors Affecting Homeowners Insurance


Homeowners insurance is essential to protecting your home and possessions, but what factors determine the rate? From location to building materials, there are many elements that can affect how much you pay for homeowners insurance. 


The location of your home plays a major role when it comes ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

9 steps to get winter storm ready

snow falling on a 2 story brick home with snow on the ground.  Text reads:  9 steps to get winter storm ready


Just a few inches of snow can cause extended power outages and shut down roads, schools, and businesses in Hampton Roads, so it's important to be prepared before the storm hits. 

Here are some steps you can take to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe ...

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Dec. 21, 2021

Don't make this housewarming gift mistake!

Smiling Black woman holding a bottle of wine with a bow with two people with their backs turned in the foreground.  Text reads:  Which one is bad luck to give as a housewarming gift?  A. Spoon, B. Knife, C. Fork


Which one is bad luck to give as a housewarming gift?

A spoon, a knife, or a fork?

The answer…a knife!
A long-standing superstition says that gifting a knife will sever the friendship between the giver & the recipient.
The only way around this unfortunate outcome is to tape ...
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April 13, 2019

The 7 Best Herbs for Container Gardening

There are many benefits to growing herbs in containers.  They're easily accessible if your kitchen has a back door that opens to a porch or deck.  Different herbs have different moisture needs, so growing them in pots make it easy to manage the moisture level in the soil.  Of course, growing ...

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April 5, 2019

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist


Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCMSome Highlights:

  • Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
  • Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for ...
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