Friday HOME MATTERS

    Our weekly round-up of real estate-related tips and advice from around the web- enjoy!photo_11261_20090519

    8 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Kids’ Artwork in Your Home – houzz

    My 3-year-old is beaming as he hands me a scribbled-on piece of paper with stickers of his favorite cheeky train engine embellishing it. Clearly these illustrations represent the creative genius that is our little guy, but so did the five other art pieces that came before it today. We’re running out of fridge space with this constant flow of artistic works, so we’ve got to be picky about which masterpieces we feature and where we put them. Sorry, trains in a cloud of crayon, but you aren’t making the cut today. To reduce the precious-artwork clutter, here are a few thoughtful ways to present the favorites and feel no shame when you toss the rest.

    6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive – realtor

    Want your place to look like those home design website images you drool over? Of course you do! Problem is, your budget may not match your design aspirations. Fear not! Making your home look high-end isn’t always about spending tons of cash.

    10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide – houselogic

    When it’s time to clean, have your trusty green cleaners at the ready — baking soda, vinegar — plus another ultra-cheap gem: hydrogen peroxide. You can use it anywhere, and can’t beat the price: A 16-oz. bottle only costs a buck or so.

    Here are 10 ways you can use that ubiquitous brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your home’s advantage…

    5 Questions to Ask Potential Mortgage Lenders – Zillow Porchlight

    Buying a home is the largest purchase many consumers will ever make, and many will turn to a lender for financing. But finding a lender you click with can be a challenge, especially if you wait until the last minute.

    Li-Ning Huang, a research manager on Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research team, says buyers should start talking to lenders early in the process — before you fall in love with a home — and compare several quotes.

    10 Home Trends You Should Get Rid of In 2017 – MSN

    These once-stylish decor themes are oh-so-outdated.

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