Kitchen Trends in 2017

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. We gather, entertain, and connect with each other in our kitchens. We cook, read the paper, and play with play-doh in our kitchens. It is a space for creation as well as relaxation. Here are the top trends for 2017 to elevate your…

The Importance of a Home Inspection

Almost two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major defect. According to the Realty Times, these types of defects could cost you, the buyer, as much as $15,000 to repair. As a home buyer, it is incredibly important to protect yourself from unexpected repair costs by investing in a home inspection before…

Tips for Millenials Buying a Home

80 percent of millennial buyers say homeownership has positively impacted their long-term finances. Buying rather than renting will save you money in the long run, so don’t be afraid to make the jump! It’s called an investment. It may seem scary, and “adulting” can be very frightening, but homeownership can be an excellent decision when…

5 Tips For First Time Home Buyers

Beginning the process of purchasing your first home can be incredibly overwhelming. There are so many steps and pieces to the equation that it is difficult to know where to begin! Ownium wants to help take the fear out of the experience so that you can find joy in this milestone. Here are 5 tips…

When Should You Refinance

When is it actually a good idea to refinance, and how does one do that? Refinancing a mortgage is essentially trading in your current mortgage for a newer one. Most people refinance to get a lower interest rate, but you might even refinance to change your 30 year mortgage to a 15 year one. Raising…

The Psychology of Paint Colors

Congratulations! You just moved into your new home. But… the walls are bare. You need to paint! Deciding what colors to paint in which rooms can be so overwhelming! Colors act in three basic ways: active, passive, and neutral. Light colors can make a room seem light and open. Dark colors are warm and sophisticated.…

Money Saving for Millennials

Millennials often get a bad wrap on a spectrum of topics, including being ill prepared for the future. One survey suggested that 7 out of 10 Millennials would give up internet access for a month to have an extra lump sum in their savings account! Especially if you are going to purchase a home at…

Mason Jar Madness

Even if you are not one for canning your own vegetables and jams, there are a million and one uses for mason jars around the house! They come in all sizes making them such a cute and versatile addition to storage, decoration, drinkware, and more! Beauty Storage Dry Goods Drinkware   Flowers Centerpieces Kids Craft…

Backyard Design Trends

Owning your own home is fabulous, especially if that means you have outdoor space! Gone are the days of tiny apartment renting with that little patch of grass. Now you have space to roam and star-gaze… Only one problem: How to decorate it? There are some homey design trends on the horizon for you to…

5 Tips to Make Sure Your House Flip Won’t Be a Flop

Within the past decade, flipping houses has become the newest craze. Buying a second home, renovating, and re-selling sounds like an easy way to make some extra cash. But, without the proper knowledge and tools, you may be taking an unprofitable gamble. Here are 5 tips to make sure your potential biggest investment isn’t made…