October 20 2014

Marie Otis

10 Reasons You May Want to Downsize

Topics: Agent News

The American dream is all about homeownership, right? Actually, the real American dream seems to be about homeownership in a hugely impressive house with all the bells and whistles that’s all decked out and done to the nines and allows you to the keep up with the Joneses. Why else would there be so many […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

Topics: Market Outlook

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came in lower than expected.

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October 17 2014

Marie Otis

Fall Tune-Up List

Topics: Uncategorized

Fall is now in full swing, which means as a homeowner it comes with its share of routine seasonal tasks and chores.  But keeping track of what needs to be done – and when – can be a challenge. To help homeowners stay on top of their maintenance projects, home improvement retailer Lowe’s offers easy-to-follow […]

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October 15 2014

Marie Otis

Making a Spooky Front Porch

Topics: Uncategorized

Last week we talked about how to make a welcoming front porch. Well, I thought it would be fun to find some ideas on how to make a spookier front porch for this coming Halloween.  I don’t want to scare the kids away completely because I can’t be responsible for eating an entire bowl of candy by myself.  […]

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October 13 2014

Marie Otis

101 Uses of Coconut Oil

Topics: Uncategorized

Friday nights I always treat myself to a bag of Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theatre Popcorn.  One bag of popcorn that I’m sure has enough butter, salt and calories to kill my diet for an entire day.  This past Friday however, I was out! Gasp!  I had some popcorn kernels however.  Perfect, right!  Turned out, it […]

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