Around The Lake

Discover All You Need To Know About Real Estate And Our Surrounding Communities


We've scoured the online portals, newspapers and local events calendars to source all the Halloween events and happenings in and around the Lake this year. Please...
When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop...
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture
While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no...
How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development
Music is an integral part of life from an early age. Parents sing and play soothing music for babies to help them fall asleep. Music...
insurance_coverage_concept
Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a...
deck_175415597-1080x627
Enjoying a meal with family and friends on a deck is the perfect way to relax. Depending on where you live and the choices you...
Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social...
You don’t have to be a pro to tackle every home fix-it problem that arises. Home repair expert Bob Vila offers simple fixes for three...
Hosting Parties While Your Home Is on the Market
One of the tricky things about selling a house is maintaining a balance between enjoying your home and keeping it in open house condition. During...
In today’s day and age, choosing the right lighting for your space can be an overwhelming proposition. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are...
5 Positive Things to Do When Stuck in Traffic
Sitting in traffic can be a major mood drain. When it happens at the start of the day, it can leave you feeling grouchy for...
Three generations gathered at the table
Summer weather brings backyard suppers to mind; picnic favorites, savory barbecues, chicken roasting on a spit. But it calls out for company, and entertaining can...
Dining Table with Plate Settings.
Do you love fine dining but don’t quite have the budget? Or perhaps you’re looking to jazz up date night or create a fun evening...
declutter concept on sticky notes
The weather’s better in a neighboring state. It would be nice to be closer to the grandkids. Those are a lot of stairs to walk...
Well landscaped rock stairs and rock wall
Is your yard looking wild? Overgrown? Unorganized? Below are five simple, low cost tips for keeping the space looking tidy. Keep it trimmed. Trimming your grass...
Modern Bathroom Interior
A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that feels like a...
remodel_new_front_door (1)
Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell, many homeowners considering...
1a_downsizing
For empty nesters and others, moving into a smaller space can mean less maintenance and a welcome bump in discretionary income. But what to keep...
8_moving_
Ugh. Moving, right? Packing, coordinating, updating contacts and everything that goes along with it is time consuming in itself. Managing to squeeze it all in...
home_inspection_
Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage...
second_home_
If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But...
roof_damage
A home’s roof is its most important feature, and for good reason. If the roof leaks or is damaged in some way, it can lead...
central_air_
Buying a home without air conditioning? You’re going to want to consider the costs of installing central air. A home without central air sounds manageable...
credit_card_debt
No one wants to be reminded by their bank that using a credit card too much is a bad idea. It’s a rule of thumb...