Home Improvements Referred

I wish I would have recorded what it was like when we looked at second homes last week. Picture, all three kids in the back seat of the car, Jason and I taking turns driving, because we were both on the clock working that day, as we followed the realtor from house to house, and basically not agreeing on anything we saw. To say our day was chaotic is a complete understatement.


When it comes to what kind of house we want, Jason and I have a similar tastes like the number of bedrooms, living area, and backyard setup, but that’s the extend of it. Some houses we looked at need a little work, and others need a ton.  For me, the interior design skill is one thing I lack in big time. I may have the ability to throw an entire wardrobe together in minutes, but when you ask me to pair furniture and wall colors I am at a loss. So, in the end I am looking for a turn key house, while Jason would be happy with a semi-fixer upper, thus we have yet to find the perfect place.

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This week, I was invited to a party for Angie’s List, in one of my favorite NYC neighborhoods, Greenwich Village, to get the exclusive scoop on Angie’s List new membership tiers. It’s been around for 21 years, so naturally I was familiar with the company, but as a renter, I’ve never used their services. Throughout the event space loft were some pretty sweet tips and tricks that I am hoping we will be referecing soon. Like turning an area into a home office. 

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More than 3 million households nationwide turn to Angie’s List reviews, to source the best local service providers, like roofers, plumbers, handymen, mechanics, doctors and dentists, collecting ratings and reviews on more than 700 different services. People who join Angie’s List are real folks looking for a way to find trustworthy companies that perform high-quality work. All member reviews go through a team of Angie’s List staff ,who screen for irregularities or red flags.


Now for the big news. This week, Angie’s List has announced a FREE membership tier. Which is huge, but don’t worry if you are already a member, there will be even more perks now for the Silver and Gold tiers too! Here’s the breakdown:

Green Tier –  Free-of-charge nationwide access to companies in more than 700 service categories; nationwide access to more than 10 million verified consumer ratings and reviews; and monthly digital form of Angie’s List magazine.

Silver Tier – Includes all green features plus Angie’s Fair Price Guarantee and Angie’s Service Quality Guarantee, exclusive discounts, chat and email customer support, a bimonthly print version of the magazine for $24.99 a year.

Gold Tier- Includes all green and silver features plus complaint resolution process and customer support via phone for $99.99 a year


As we continue our house hunt, I am excited for what we will find, and I plan on diving into Angie’s list to help turn the place into our dream home.

Check out membership tiers here!


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Once a fashion showroom owner now turned mom and blogger/writer. Brianne Manz lives in New York City with her husband, three children and enjoys their fast paced city life. Her blog Stroller In The City boasts about city living, family travel, kids fashion and all things that are mommy. Being a mom doesn't mean you need to lose sight of the cool stuff. Brianne has has been featured on the Today Show, E! News, and People Magazine to name a few.