7 ways to protect yourself from bad contractors

Scam contractor sentenced to 47 years for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from homeowners When he came to Tarrant County, it seems that Chad Cappiello set his sights on Saginaw. “He knew exactly what to do. He knew how to make you feel comfortable,” homeowner Cindy Tumlinson recalled. Tumlinson, a teacher and mom, had…

Keep Your Home Spiffy Year Round with our 12-Month Cleaning Guide

Keeping your house looking spiffy all year round is no small chore. Yet, nothing feels better than coming home to a tidy clean home. It actually helps with stress levels when your home is uncluttered and fresh. You may think with your busy schedule, three kids, and a dog that keeping the house in order…

Decluttering and Organizing When Your Family Is Not on Board

A professional organizer shares how to work toward a tidy home as the sole enthusiast in your home If you’ve caught the urge to declutter and organize, it can be challenging if your family members aren’t on board. After all, how can you declutter a whole house when your partner or children won’t participate and…

Where Dallas-Fort Worth Ranks In Best Places To Live

News has ranked the best places to live in America. See where Dallas landed. Dallas-Fort Worth is the 21st best place to live among America’s 125 largest metro areas. That’s according to a new report published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The news and information publisher determined the rankings based on factors such as quality of life,…

Arizona homebuilder offers more Dallas-area neighborhoods for older buyers

With demand growing from empty nesters and baby boomers, homebuilders are ramping up their offerings for older buyers Nationwide builder Taylor Morrison is launching the development of two new neighborhoods in North Texas it calls “lifestyle communities,” which are designed to appeal to older, mature buyers. The new neighborhoods are in the towns of Celina…

Real estate experts declare Dallas one of the best markets for sellers

Local homeowners looking to list are in luck this home shopping season, as Dallas has been named one of the friendliest markets for sellers by real estate database titan Zillow. Zillow analyzed housing markets in the 35 largest metros across the country and ranked them on a spectrum from most buyer-friendly to most seller-friendly. The index “shows how…

Ideas to Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Designers share their best tips and tricks for refreshing every room in your home. Mix Patterns “There’s something about a layered room that exudes personality and makes a space feel and look ‘lived-in’ in all the right ways,” says interior designer Maureen Stevens. “One of the ways to achieve this is by mixing patterns.” Maureen offers…