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NAR Reports Most Agree Buying Your Home is a Good Idea

NAR Reports Most Agree Buying Your Home is a Good Idea

Was buying your home a good financial decision? According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), most people living in the United States would answer that question affirmatively. The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey revealed that…

NAHB Reports Importance of MID on Your Home

NAHB Reports Importance of MID on Your Home

There’s been lots of talk of mortgage rates and tax credits and cuts in the news lately and it can be hard to understand how it all applies to you and your home. A recent analysis by economists at the…

How Does Your Home Garden Grow?

How Does Your Home Garden Grow?

Gardening is more than a popular trend, it’s also just plain fun to grow food at your home. Touted as a step towards self sufficiency, gardening can save you money and has other perks, such as the fact that homegrown…

Should You Remodel Your Home?

Should You Remodel Your Home?

Is your home no longer the home of your dreams? Do you look around your home with your partner and constantly see outdated rooms and projects that you would love to see completed? If you answered yes, you need to…

Tips For Selling Your Home

Tips For Selling Your Home

No matter where you live or are selling your home, there are simple things that play an important role in how welcome your potential buyers will feel. Showing off your home in its best possible light is extremely important, so…

Landscaping Your Home Using Sustainable Beauty

Landscaping Your Home Using Sustainable Beauty

How beautiful is the landscaping of your home? Does it flow with the lines of your house and blend well with your neighborhood? Have you noticed others making upgrades over the summer and dreamed a bit about making some improvements…

Maintaining Your Home in Changing Seasons

Maintaining Your Home in Changing Seasons

Labor Day has passed, which means it’s time to get ready for fall. An important task is to prepare the landscaping around your home for the cooler months. You don’t want spring to roll around and discover that your once-lovely…

What Location is Best For Your Home?

What Location is Best For Your Home?

Are you looking for a new place to call your home? If so, you may enjoy reviewing CNN Money’s post on the best places to live, top earning towns, and most affordable places to live. As of last week (September…

Considering a New Roof For Your Home This Winter

Considering a New Roof For Your Home This Winter

Choosing a new roof for your home can seem like a daunting task, but the process can proceed quicker than you might expect. Speed can be just the thing if you are trying to get your roof completed before winter…

Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you…

FHA Changes Make it Easier To Buy Your Home

FHA Changes Make it Easier To Buy Your Home

If you have recently lost your home in a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy, and are looking for a second chance at purchasing a new home, you’ll be excited about this news. Last month the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), recently…

Color the Path to Your Home with the Right Umbrella

Color the Path to Your Home with the Right Umbrella

Fall is right around the corner, and that means rain will be hitting near your home. While the earth can use all the moisture, the gray skies can get a little wearing. Brighten your rainy season and your home with…

Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Home?

Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Home?

If you’ve been trying to decide how to finally own your home, buying a condo can be a good first step out of renting and into home ownership. There’s good news about condos right now, too. The National Association of…

Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

A condominium can be a great choice if you are considering downsizing your home. There are special rules that apply to condos, though, so be sure you know exactly what they are before you buy your condo. A good real…

Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

How do you welcome fall at your home? Do you pull out the hay bales, carve up the pumpkins, welcome the howling wind and wait as the leaves fall to the ground, casting a perfect look of disarray on your…

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value, the Second in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Valu

In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home’s valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same amount, so it is easy to confuse them…

Can You Purchase Your Home During the Government Shutdown?

Can You Purchase Your Home During the Government Shutdown?

If you are in the process of purchasing your home and are worried about the government shutdown, recent news from Freddie Mac may have you sleeping a little better. The announcement, effective October 8, 2013, allows lenders to use signed…

Maintain the Plumbing in Your Home Before Guests Arrive

Maintain the Plumbing in Your Home Before Guests Arrive

There are many great things about owning your home, but dealing with plumbing problems is not one of them, especially as holidays approach. The good news is that there are several simple and inexpensive steps you can take to keep plumbing…