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Your Home and Asteroid Insurance

Your Home and Asteroid Insurance

News of an asteroid touching down in the Chelyabinsk Ural region of Russia last week may have you wondering if your home is insured against such a calamity. If you haven’t heard about the incident that demolished glass buildings and…

Get Ideas to Revamp Your Home

Get Ideas to Revamp Your Home

The housing market has been buzzing in the last six months, and the news is not always about buying and selling your home. Sometimes, the news just gives you something pretty to look at and dream about, and maybe even…

Closets and Your Home – the Other Mommy Make-Over

Closets and Your Home – the Other Mommy Make-Over

Searching for more organization in your home but hesitant to start a big project? Consider revamping your closet space! Known as the “Other Mommy Make-Over,” a newly dressed and carefully arranged closet is sure to bring a smile to your…

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…

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.…

NAR Reports Strong Market for Your Home

NAR Reports Strong Market for Your Home

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) just released a quarterly report detailing the “strongest year-over-year increase in seven years.” Whether you looking to buy or sell your home, this is good news. Buyers who question why increased home prices are…

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…

Prep Now to Entertain Outdoors at Your Home

Prep Now to Entertain Outdoors at Your Home

No matter where you live, outdoor entertaining at your home increases in importance as the weather warms. Adding a patio or balcony to your home can allow a quick escape from the daily cares of life and also is a…

Mortgage Rates and Your Home

Mortgage Rates and Your Home

Your home value is affected by many changes in the housing market, but one thing you don’t have to wonder about this week is mortgage rates. It’s been three weeks now and the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) has held steady…

Buying Your Home and BackUp Offers

Buying Your Home and BackUp Offers

As a potential home buyer, you may have started to wonder how and when you are going to find your home… your perfect home. The home that calls your name and makes you feel like you could never leave. The…

Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling “blue,” those of you who embrace a “green” lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. “Green” remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry!…

Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Resources for Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Home ownership can be a heavy responsibility at times… especially when times are tough.  It can be challenging to find help when times are difficult due to a  decrease or loss of income, illness, unexpected disaster or home repairs, or…

“Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

“Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

Mortgage lenders are in the news again, only this time it’s not Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the hot seat. If you purchased a home through GMAC (now Ally Financial), Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Citibank, you may…

Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

When you meet someone for the first time – what do you notice?   If you’re like many of us, that initial impression is largely determined by outside appearance. Believe it or not, that concept rings true with your home,…