Forget the holly boughs and icicle lights; this Christmas, it's all about thinking outside the (gift) box. Sure, there's nothing like a newly decorated Christmas tree to get your tinsel tingling, but there's something a little magical about the unexpected.
However, the fact remains that an appraisal is essential to the home-buying process, and may ultimately play a large role in determining the specifics of your mortgage. Even after purchasing a home, appraisals can be important tools if you are considering refinancing your home.
Is it proper to re-gift something that you don't want or need? Many years ago etiquette experts discouraged the practice. But times have changed and so have our gift-giving habits.
These amazing kids rooms have us wishing we were kids again! Who says that great design is only for adults? Whether, you love a tea party or are looking for a pirate adventure on the high seas, we've got it all covered!
The holidays are supposed to be about the love we have for each other and expressing that love by spending time together. However, the flip side of family togetherness is the fact that some gatherings can feel somewhat manufactured.
The stockings are hung from the chimney with care, but have you prepped for your guests who will soon be there? Entertaining company can be full of the unexpected.
Each neighborhood on the list is full of "holiday homes" that go all out with inflatable characters, plastic reindeer and thousands of lights, spreading holiday cheer far and wide.
At her English-inspired country house, Alice Ryan decorates for a family-focused holiday without the fuss.
Unattended cooking isn't the only thing around the house that could injure you this Christmas. Learn more about how to have a safe and happy holiday in this extensive infographic:
Navigating modern party etiquette can be tricky for both hosts and guests. These 10 do's and don'ts should help clear up everything from what to bring (try a book instead of flowers) to those pesky details (t.p., olive pit bowls) you will not want to forget.
The constant pursuit of excitement and beauty has led to elevated dining experiences that offer next level taste in food and design. Let's peek into these tasting spaces for some mouth-watering and lip-puckering design inspiration!
Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.
With resale prices rising and rehab costs holding pretty steady, there is a lot of opportunity in locating older homes in neighborhoods where buyers and renters want to live.
As the year draws to a close we've taken a close look at projects showcased on Porch and have come across several trends that we'd like to see more of in 2015.
My husband and I save during the year in order to pay for Christmas presents in December. This requires adhering to a pretty tight budget when buying gifts.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Christmas classics would look like as Christmas trees? Well, you're about to!
Your holiday gift list might not include landlords, mailmen and property maintenance staff--but adding these key players to your gift list this season could be a smart idea.