Autumn Home Staging: How to Set Your Home Up to Match the Warm, Rich Colors of Autumn

September 30, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Autumn is not only a great time to enjoy some cooler weather, but it is also a perfect time to sell a home. If you want to sell your house this autumn, these home staging tips will have buyers pounding down your door.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included several housing-related reports that provided mixed results with lower than expected sales of previously owned homes and higher than expected sales of new homes.

Understanding Title Insurance and How It Impacts Your Mortgage Loan

September 26, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Title insurance protects you and your lender from title disputes and other ownership issues that may arise. Here are just a few ways that title insurance can impact your mortgage.

Selling to Millennials: Three High-Tech Upgrades That Will Increase Your Home’s Appeal to Young Buyers

September 25, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

While there are several high-tech upgrades you can make on your home, these three will appeal the most to young homebuyers.

National Association of Realtors, Existing Home Sales Slip in August

September 24, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of previously owned homes fell in August according to the National Association of REALTORS. This was the first decline in sales in five months. Although not welcome news to homeowners and real estate pros, there is good news…

House Hunting: Watch for These Five Small Signs That Can Indicate Much Bigger Problems with a Home

September 23, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to recount horror stories about properties that appeared to be fine at first glance, but were actually hiding very expensive problems.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news largely concerned the Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting statement and a post-meeting conference given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The FOMC statement indicated that the Fed continued its wind-down of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities and that its purchases are expected to cease after the next FOMC meeting.

Federal Open Market Committee, Fed Chair: No Rush to Raise Rates

September 19, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday’s customary post-meeting statement issued by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve provided some relief to investors and analysts concerned that the Fed may soon raise its target federal funds rate.

Thinking About a New Floor? Five Excellent Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring when Remodeling

September 18, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

A new hardwood floor will give your home an impressive look and prevent scratches and stains. Here are five very good reasons why you should consider a hardwood floor for your next remodeling project.

It’s Not Just for Cooking! Five Excellent Uses for Olive Oil That Don’t Involve a Stove

September 17, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Olive oil contains heart-healthy fats, making it a great choice for those concerned about a healthy diet. However, this amazing oil also can be used to solve a variety of household and beauty problems.

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