Why does the oven go kaput on a holiday? No worries. Here's how to go on the offense now.Imagine you're preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you're past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving busy airports and crowded highways to get to your home -- and then your oven won't turn on. Your home-cooked meal has quickly turned into a microwave dinner.That's just one of many hosting nightmares that can end your holiday party before it ev...
Nov 23, 2021 ‧ Home Improvement
3 Ways to Extend Your Outdoor Living SeasonBy: Jan Soults WalkerMake an outdoor living area comfy long after the sun sets or the leaves turn with outdoor lighting, a patio heater, and a glowing firepit or portable fireplace. Light the Deck or PatioThe sun sets sooner on your outdoor living space in the fall, but that shouldn't limit the hours you use your deck or patio. Adding low-voltage or solar outdoor lighting fixtures lets you party or relax well aft...
Nov 15, 2021 ‧ Home Improvement
Make an Offer Like a BossBy: HouseLogicThese 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid.Ah, the offer!Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak "Contract" | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your Down Payment | Make an Earnest Money Deposit | Review Contingency Plans | Read the Fine Print | Make a Date to Settle | Write a Fan Letter to the Seller | Brace Yourself for a CounterofferC...
Nov 09, 2021 ‧ Buyer Advice