Home Owner Education 20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget 20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments […]
Real Estate Real Estate Trends   Real Estate Trends The last two years have been the strangest on record for the housing industry. An unprecedented housing boom increased throughout the 1990s and continued into the new millennium, thanks to relaxed credit standards, sinking interest rates, low unemployment and an insufficient housing supply. But signs now point to the impending end […]
Home Owner Education How to Increase Your Home’s Value How to Increase Your Home’s Value There is really only one reason to try to increase the value of your home: if you’re trying to sell it. If you’re not, deliberately increasing your home’s value most likely will increase your tax bill as well. There are ways to increase your home’s value for resale that […]
Home Owner Education Home Inspections Home Inspections Atop the long list of items to do when buying or selling a house is the home inspection. But what is involved? How much does it cost? Why is it done in the first place? It’s important to understand what a home inspection entails and how it affects the sale of your home […]
Health & Wellness Healthy Holiday Eating Healthy Holiday Eating How about making a New Year’s resolution before the New Year? Resolve to maintain your weight during the holiday season, since the average American gains five to ten pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But how can you maintain your weight surrounded by your favorite high-calorie goodies and holiday drinks? Read on […]
Health & Wellness Get Active Stay Active Get Active Stay Active   Summer is almost here, so below is a quick-and-dirty primer on the reasons you should be exercising coupled with some rah-rah motivational strategies to get you going and keep you going.   Exercise benefits Energy increase Manufacture and release of endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals Amplified strength and stamina Increase […]
Real Estate Foreclosure Investment Myths   Foreclosure Investment Myths Foreclosure—the very word strikes fear in the hearts of most homeowners. Unless, that is, you are looking to take advantage of a foreclosure from a buyer’s perspective. Then it can be music to the ears. However, you’ll want all the facts before you jump in. There are plenty of myths regarding […]
Real Estate When to Get Excited About the Housing Market When to Get Excited About the Housing Market Real estate professionals get that consumers, by and large, ignore housing statistics and the market until they become involved in the purchase or sale of a home. It’s only natural then that what impacts the market is a bit of a mystery to many. What determines a […]
Don't Miss Our Next Post
Subscribe Now
Home Owner Education Servicing Your Furnace Servicing Your Furnace When it’s cold, it’s easy to remember that the furnace is your friend. On winter nights, the convenience of pushing a button or dialing a knob to produce a comfortable climate is worth its weight in gold. But you can’t afford to consider your furnace only when you need it. For reliable […]
Home Owner Education Build Home Equity Faster Build Home Equity Faster Equity is the part of your property that you actually own. It’s the current value of a property less the amount of the liens secured against it. If you own property that’s worth $250,000, and you have a mortgage with a remaining loan balance of $100,000, your equity in the property […]
Health & Wellness Annual Medical Exams to Get Annual Medical Exams to Get Here’s a list that will help you schedule your healthcare visits, ask for the right health exams and generally take good care of yourself.   Dental: Visit your dentist once or twice a year for checkups. Have your hearing tested if you: Have to strain to hear a normal conversation […]
Home Owner Education Top 4 Deal Killers for Homebuyers Top 4 Deal Killers for Homebuyers Falling in love is exhilarating. It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life with this stack of brick and mortar you’re lusting after? No matter how […]
Home Owner Education Why You Should Be Excited About the Housing Market Why You Should Be Excited About the Housing Market What an amazing year 2015 was for home sellers, and 2016 promises to be even better. By December of 2015, with 5.26 million sales, we had seen a more robust housing market than we’ve seen since 2006. In fact, as of early 2016, America’s housing market […]
Home Owner Education Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features […]
Seniors Landing at Your Dream Destination Landing at Your Dream Destination Are you considering a big move to a new destination? If you are, you are not alone. Thousands of American retirees move each year. Here are some hotspot locations that other seniors are choosing for retirement.            Top locations in the U.S. and Canada     […]
Real Estate HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home   From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small […]
Real Estate New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is […]
Health & Wellness Radon Gas and You Radon Gas and You   Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. And if you’re a smoker, your chances of contracting lung cancer are even higher if your home has high […]
Seniors Lowe’s & AARP Team Up to Help Consumers Age Lowe’s and AARP Team Up to Help Consumers Age in Place    Which flooring is best for minimizing falls? What aging-in-place modifications do I need to do at home? What are the small, steady upgrades I should be making as I age? How can I make my bathroom safer? It’s harder to manage in my […]
Real Estate Take Advantage of Your Home Equity   Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and […]