7 Homeowner Advice Blogs You Should Be Reading

By Home Bay

Posted on July 4th, 2016

Looking for no-nonsense advice on how to buy or sell, repair something, save money, decorate, plant a garden, fix a leaking faucet or repaint a room? Chances are good you can find a blog post that will tell you exactly what you need to know. Here are some of our favorites.


  1. Houzz:

You’re probably familiar with this visually appealing site, and you may have used it to start an idea book or to locate a local pro. But, have you read the blog? If not, now’s the time to start. You can travel the world through this blog, discovering design trends, DIY ideas, decor inspiration and more. The posts are as varied as the millions of photos on the site, so you’ll never be bored.

  1. Home Bay:

A great resource with posts on varied topics including home seller tips, what to do about an ailing fence, ways to save money on your home expenses and much more. If you live on the West Coast, many of the real estate specific posts are especially pertinent, but great information isn’t limited to sunny California. Home Bay’s an excellent resource for homeowners and sellers alike.

  1. The Redesign Habit:

Who doesn’t love to save money? This blog is dedicated to talking about ways to improve your home without breaking your budget. Learn about affordable DIY home projects like how to redo your kitchen and bathroom countertops for less than $100 and wallet-friendly ways to give a room in your house a mini-makeover. The blog also provides info on interior design basics, including posts on topics like how to pick the perfect paint color.

  1. Smart Homeowner:

For a no-nonsense approach to a wide variety of topics, this is another site you’ll want to bookmark and visit regularly. With posts on green living, health and safety topics, interior and exterior project ideas and yard care tips, it’s perfect for new homeowners and do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels.

  1. Movoto:

From the top dog parks in San Diego to how to trim a bonsai tree, there’s something for everyone on the Movoto blog. Looking for price conscious home improvements? Trying to find fire safety tips? This blog has got you covered. Each post is lighthearted and well-researched, making it as enjoyable to read as it is informative.

  1. Housetrends:

This regionalized online magazine blog is a constant delight. You’ll find advice ranging from how to keep deer from munching on your landscape to recipes for luscious holiday desserts. The photography is amazing too. What’s not to love?

  1. HGTV:

A smorgasbord of all that is related to homes, homemaking, home design, gardens, food, real estate and travel, this is a must-visit destination. You can even watch selected videos and explore the full lineup (as well as the back stories) of favorite HGTV shows and stars.

We hope you enjoy these homeowner blogs. On your bookmarks, get set, read!

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