Improve Your Curb Appeal This Winter

January 14 2014

After all of the excitement of the holidays, the sparkle of the lights and the overstimulation of decorations, the rest of winter can seem lackluster. Don’t let your home add to the dreariness of the season.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 13, 2014

January 13 2014

The first post-holiday week of 2014 brought mixed economic and housing-related news. CoreLogic reported via its Housing Market Index that November home prices grew by 11.80 percent year-over-year.

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Market Your Home For Sale Like A Professional

January 12 2014

Anyone preparing their home for sale can get focused on all the little updates they need to make before it’s ready to be put on the market. However, once the property is listed, they usually just sit back and wait for the offers to roll in — which can be disappointing.

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Build A Home Gym For Your New Year’s Resolution

January 10 2014

While many people claim every January that they are going to exercise more, a lot of them give up after the first couple of months. It takes a great deal of effort to make it to the gym before work or have the energy to go afterward.

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Flaws You Cannot Hide By Staging Your Home

January 09 2014

When you sell your home, you want it look as good as possible. To do this, your real estate agent will help you stage your home or, if needed, help you find a professional to stage your home.

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Keep Your Home In Shape For Winter

January 09 2014

Ready or Not… Winter is on the way!  Some helpful items to keep your home in great shape for the winter are:

  • Have your furnace serviced. Change air filters to prevent build up.
  • Remove window air conditioner units or cover to prevent drafts.
  • Over 70% of heat loss is due to improper attic insulation. Add as needed.
  • Trim overgrown branches to prevent iced-over branches from damaging power lines.
  • Inspect windows for cracks, broken thermo panes and gaps.
  • Check driveway for
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2014 Cutting Edge Home Decor Trends

January 08 2014

Your home is your castle and its decor is a unique artistic expression of your tastes and aesthetic. In order to keep your home decor looking fresh and up to date rather than stale, it’s important to pay attention to the trends as they shift and change.

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Case Shiller Price Index Shows Highest Year-Over-Year Gains Since 2006

January 07 2014

The Case-Shiller 10 and 20-City Home Price Indices for October were released on December 31. Although home prices in most cities continued to show year-over-year gains,, the pace of home price appreciation is expected to slow in 2014.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 6, 2014

January 06 2014

The last week of 2013 brought relatively good news in view of the economic roller coaster rides caused by legislative impasse. A brief shutdown of federal government agencies, and nail-biting suspense over if and when the FOMC of the Federal Reserve would taper its quantitative easing program.

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5 Ways To Use Your Dead Christmas Tree

January 03 2014

The holiday season is coming to an end. It’s time to pack up the stockings, and take the ornaments off the tree.

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