Judy White's Blog

Posted on 06/26/2022
Tornado Preparedness Tips
With wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour, a tornado can be devastating. Luckily, meteorologists can predict them accurately enough to give you time to get to safety. Before a tornado comes, however, it's important to be prepared. Here are some tips for being tornado-ready: Know Where to Go Under ground is the safest place to go...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
A Basic Guide to Flood Safety
Floods are among the most common natural disasters homeowners contend with. Since flooding can be caused by many things--hurricanes, heavy rain, thawing snow and more--your home may be at risk no matter where you live. Luckily, there are plenty of simple measures you can take to prepare for a possible flood and stay safe during one. Here are...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Finding the average cost of home insurance: Factors to consider
If you’re budgeting for a new home, it’s important to incorporate the average cost of home insurance. Insurance rates are composed of many factors, and knowing these factors can help you estimate the potential expense. Here is a quick guide to the variables determining the average cost of homeowners insurance: Home location & age Homeowners insurance cost is...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Symmetrical balance & other secrets of interior design
Balance and symmetry are essential elements of interior design. Everything from the arrangement of furniture to the art on the walls can affect the symmetrical balance of the space and create entirely different aesthetics. Here is a basic guide to the different types of symmetry and balance commonly used in interior design: Symmetrical balance Symmetrical balance is the...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Home renovations: Prep for your next project with these 5 ironclad tips
Home renovations are just a part of being a homeowner. While some homeowners may be completely content with the aesthetic and functionality of their home, many often need to renovate to keep areas maintained or update them. And, with many tutorials and services readily available at our fingertips, we're very likely to start DIY renovations of our own....
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Keep Your Pets Safe: Trailing Houseplant Alternatives to Epipremnum Aureum
For some pet owners, hanging plants in baskets is not always enough to keep animals safe from eating them. Trailing plants such as epipremnum aureum and philodendron are beautiful and easy to care for, but toxic to cats and dogs if their vines hang down to nibbling height. Luckily, there are options for non-toxic trailing plants you can...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
A beginner's guide to grass maintenance
To have a healthy, beautiful lawn, it’s essential to learn the basics of grass maintenance. Lawn mowing is only one aspect of keeping grass healthy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right knowledge, you can find a lawn care routine that works for you and your home. To help, here are some basic lawn care...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Tips for Building a Screened-in Porch
When rain, bugs and other issues have you avoiding your open porch, a screened-in porch might be the answer. Screened-in porches offer shelter from the elements and stop bugs from getting in. These porches can also make it safer for pets to sit outside with you, since they can’t run off. If you’re planning to turn an existing...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
What Does Fair Market Value Affect?
There are many variables that make up the fair market value of a property. Because this value depends heavily on the environment and the property itself, it’s crucial in making sure you get the best buying or selling price. Here are some of the biggest things that fair market value affects: Insurance Homeowner’s insurance always uses the fair...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Beautiful living rooms: A quick design guide
When it comes to beautiful living rooms, there are no wrong answers. Living room ideas can span from the elegant style of the Victorian era or an amalgam of different styles brought together to create a Boho-chic design that flatters both your style and your space. But what key elements do all of these different designs have in...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Selling: How and Why You Should Use a Professional for Home Staging
There are plenty of things you can do to potentially boost the profits of your home sale, such as tackling repairs and renovations. One thing you may also want to consider is hiring a professional to stage your home. What is Professional Staging? When a home is staged, a professional comes in and decorates/furnishes the home to make...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
3 Tips for Protecting Your Vegetable Garden From Frost
Cold weather can be bad news for vegetable gardens, especially if unexpected. While many plants are hardy and frost-resistant, most tender vegetables cannot survive sudden freezing temperatures. Luckily, there are some measures you can take to protect your garden from an unexpected frost. Here are some tips to remember: Water During the Day Adjust your watering schedule to...
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