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5 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

5 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Summer is definitely here and vacation plans may have you planning on leaving your home in the very near future. Don’t forget to take a few preventative measures to ensure the safety of you and your home while you are…

Relocating Your Home With Kids

Relocating Your Home With Kids

Your home is a place of stability and peace for you and if you have children, it can be a grounding force in their lives. Relocating to a new community (or even a new block) can be a very challenging,…

Selling Your Home “As-Is”

Selling Your Home “As-Is”

Thinking about selling your home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You’re in luck! These days, many homes are being sold “as-is” due to an ever-increasing lack of inventory. An “as-is” home…

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownership Month

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownershi

June is National Homeownership Month, giving you an excuse to fall in love with your home all over again or find ways to revive it! What advice would you share with young buyers on purchasing a home? What do you…

5 Tips To Keep Your Home Easily Maintained

5 Tips To Keep Your Home Easily Maintained

Summer is here and it’s time to take a look around your home to see what, if any, preventative maintenance is needed. With this checklist and a couple of weekends you’ll feel secure knowing that your home is being well-maintained.…

Don’t Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement!

Don’t Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement!

Finding the right home, your home, can be an exciting time.  So exciting that sometimes home buyers forget some essential steps.  One of those steps is completing your home inspection. Before the sale is closed and the deed transferred, you…

Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

As you’ve thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you’ve visited Houzz.com. Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category! This is…

Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

Despite that fact that mortgage rates are slowly creeping higher, Freddie Mac reports that they are still low enough to allow high home-affordability for your home. In fact, home sales continue to rise and new construction is being completed nationwide…

Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

Moving from your home can be a stressful experience. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan. If you are selling your home, you probably…

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group shares a positive outlook. The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010…

Choosing to Improve Your Home

Choosing to Improve Your Home

If you want to make improvements to your home, you may want to take a second look at Houzz.com. Cited as a source for inspiration and collaboration and research for home owners everywhere, Houzz is also a source for hiring…

Competing Against Multiple Offers For Your Home

Competing Against Multiple Offers For Your Home

Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory and if you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know. When you find the perfect home, make an offer. Don’t…

Your Home – Selling and  Buying Strategies

Your Home – Selling and Buying Strategies

Current market conditions may be tempting you to sell your home while demand is high and interest rates are low. However, before jumping into the sale of your home, you may want to spend a few minutes consulting with a…

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the…

Is DIY Safe For You and Your Home

Is DIY Safe For You and Your Home

Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” when it comes to making repairs and improvements to your home? May is National Home Remodeling Month and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers are using increased seasonal awareness to outline risks that a…

Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your home, it’s helpful to compile a list of questions. You…

Preparing to Sell Your Home

Preparing to Sell Your Home

Leaping into the sale of your home may work for some, but most home sellers would rather take it slow. Questions on pricing, staging, the current market, and all the steps involved in your home sale are bound to be…

Mortgage Rates Make Your Home Buying Easier

Mortgage Rates Make Your Home Buying Easier

The average fixed mortgage rate dropped again last week, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), providing more buying power and incentive if you are seeking to buy your home. The 30 year fixed decreased to an average 3.41%…

Being Credit Smart With Your Home

Being Credit Smart With Your Home

The housing market and what it means for your home is definitely a hot topic of late.  No matter where you turn, you can catch an “expert” discussing historical growth, the housing “bubble” or market scarcity and options for buying and…

What Style and Size Will Your Home Be?

What Style and Size Will Your Home Be?

As you search for a home, your home, what matters most? Do you like a wide expanse or prefer less of an area to clean? Is your budget wide open or better suited to a condo or town home?  Is…