Ensure Your Fireplace Is Up To Snuff

November 29, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing quite as cozy as curling up on the sofa with a good book in front of a roaring fire. A fireplace evokes the idea of a warm and pleasant atmosphere.

Savoring The Good Things In Life

November 27, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

“There’s always something to be thankful for. If you can’t pay your bills, you can be thankful you’re not one of your creditors” – Author Unknown

Get The Low Down On Pending And Existing Home Sales This Month

November 26, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of REALTORS reported Monday that pending home sales dropped by -0.60 percent in October after falling at a revised rate of -4.60 percent in September.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s scheduled economic news was varied, but mortgage rates fell and jobless claims were significantly lower than expected. The minutes for last month’s FOMC meeting were released, and confirmed the Federal Reserve’s intention to leave its quantitative easing program unchanged at least for the near term.

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas For Your Home

November 22, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re opening your home for the family get together, that usually means you’ll be decorating. If you’ve racked your mind for ideas and none sound just right, here are a few decorating ideas that might help you along your way.

4 Tips On Hosting A Cozy Open House

November 21, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The weather is starting to become a little too crisp for outdoor barbecues and camping. When Mother Nature goes into hibernation, then it’s time to move the party indoors. Whether you’re looking to show off your new digs or have just listed your home on the market, winter is the perfect time to host an open house.

3 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes That Can Cost Thousands

November 20, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Buying real estate for the first time is a very exciting step in life. It is likely to be one of the biggest financial commitments that you make, so it’s very important to navigate the purchasing process wisely.

Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Remains Above 50

November 19, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders released its Housing Market Index for November on Monday. This month’s HMI reading was 54 against expectations of a reading of 55. October’s reading was also 54 after being downwardly revised.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Veterans Day holiday on Monday contributed to a quiet week for economic news. On Wednesday the reading for the federal budget deficit for October fell from September’s reading of -$120 billion to -$92 billion.

5 Great Questions To Ask At An Open House

November 16, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

An open house gives you a great opportunity to look more closely at real estate you might be interested in buying. It also affords you the chance to chat with the owner or real estate agent so you can bring up any issues or hesitations you have with the home.

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