Showing Your Home to Buyers? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes – They Could Cost You Dearly!

June 30, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news was largely positive as both new and existing home sales beat expectations. The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that home price growth held steady in May, while weekly jobless claims edged up, but were lower than expected.

Dealing with the Summer Heat? How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Using a Ton of Energy

June 26, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Many people look forward to the long, relaxed, sunny days of summer, but they also dread opening up their energy bills throughout the summer months. Cooling a home can be costly, and many are searching for convenient ways to lower cooling costs without sacrificing on comfort inside the home on the warmest days of the year.

Family Matters: How to Choose the Perfect Home for a Large or Growing Family

June 25, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Selecting the right home to purchase for a family is a monumental task, and this process can seem even more challenging for those with a large or growing family.

Seeking the Perfect Summer Home Improvement Project? It’s Time for an Inground Pool

June 24, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

The warmer summer months provide homeowners with the ideal conditions for making improvements to their property, and many will want to put installing an in-ground swimming pool at the top of their list of improvement ideas.

Summer Staging: How to Stage Your Home to Appeal to Young Families

June 23, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Young families often look for many different things in a home than older couples with teenagers or those with an empty nest may look at.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo (NAHB) Housing Market Index and Commerce Department reports on Housing Starts and Building Permits, the post-meeting statement of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s scheduled press conference.

Safety Tips: 5 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire – and What to Do if One Breaks Out

June 19, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

House fires can break out for a wide range of reasons, and these include everything from grease fires while cooking in the kitchen to lightning striking the home.

Federal Reserve: No Change on Target Fed Funds Rate

June 18, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve did not move to increase the Fed’s target federal funds rate, which is currently 0.00 to 0.250 percent. Although the committee acknowledged further progress toward…

Moving to the City? How to Downsize from a Large House to a Smaller Condo or Apartment

June 17, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

With the higher cost of real estate in central urban areas and with real estate space at a premium, many who make the decision to relocate will need to downsize from a larger house to a smaller condo or apartment.

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