Joan Fieldstone is a writer specializing in home services content. She recently bought a new-construction home she shares with a bossy cat and a neurotic dog. When not attending to their every need, she's practicing "home improv"--remodeling through trial and error--to keep pace with a never-ending wishlist of home improvements.
You know those "For Sale" signs real estate agents stick in the ground with their name and number? If you're seriously looking for a home, get a buyer's agent. Tell them exactly what you're looking for, what you can… More >>
Buying and selling real estate has a special allure for many of us. Just look at the endurance of all the TV shows about finding new homes, renovating and selling them. For some, like those who actually flip homes,… More >>
I've lived in my own home for more than five years with a dog and several cats. When I left it recently to put it up for sale, I moved across country to stay temporarily with my dad. The dog and one cat accompanied… More >>
Each time I visit my dad, I've noticed more things stored in one of his spare bedrooms. The closets, too, have filled up with some of the things my dad did not want to get rid of after my mom died. As his health has… More >>
Sometimes I envy my creative friends. While I'm the one who imposes order on chaos by tossing clutter, they embrace what others discard, imagining for it a whole new life. They can transform used, forgotten, and rejected… More >>