Staying Close to Home
As everyone adapts to life in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to have a comfortable and peaceful home. This year’s homes and real estate issue focuses on helping you spruce up your current home, find mortgage relief if needed, or buy a new house altogether.
Whether you’re trying to brighten up your nest or prepare your home for sale, our article on classic flowers explores the colorful options available for your gardens, window boxes, or hanging baskets. The companion piece on top gardening trends delves into ways of making an indoor or outdoor oasis with boldly colored and low-maintenance flowers. You can also easily create an herb garden indoors or grow your own spicy peppers.
After creating such beautiful spaces, you don’t want them overshadowed by sagging gutters or overgrown trees. Our article on outdoor cleaning and routine home maintenance will help you keep your house looking great and functioning properly for years to come.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden loss of income or other personal crises, you may be searching for ways to make sure you don’t fall behind on your mortgage. We talked to an expert from Chase who explains how to find help with your mortgage and access reliable information during this uncertain time. With the right advice, you’ll be able to get through this rough patch without damaging your credit rating or, worse, losing your home.
While it may not seem like the ideal time to buy or sell a home, it is still possible. Our article on buying and selling during a pandemic points out that the process may take a little longer than usual, so be prepared to be patient. Virtual tours are almost as good as the real thing, but be sure to ask about little details like ceiling heights and dimensions since that may not be evident through a computer screen. Much of the process can now be handled online or via videoconferencing, but a few steps still need to be handled in person—with appropriate social distancing, of course.
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