Seven Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Sell Your House
If your family has enlarged or the nest has emptied out, you may be thinking about selling your present home. A great first step is to talk to your real estate agent about necessary repairs, updates, or even about getting a home inspection. The price is well worth it to save yourself from headaches once your home is on the market. And if you're thinking about selling, here are seven reasons why summer is a great... Read More
On-Trend Inspirations for
Your Dream Kitchen
The modern kitchen is a place where families gather for more than just cooking. The kitchen is often the center of family activity and has become the focus of many homes.
Remodeling your kitchen can make it more beautiful and functional. Whether you are completely redesigning this space or simply want to make a few changes, get inspired by the following... Read More
Easy-Breezy: Six Tips for Controlling Summer Cooling Costs
As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues, and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season.
Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills—an average of $900... Read More
Tight Inventory Leads to National Home Sales Decline
Existing-home sales fell in April due to the continuing troubles with low inventory in the housing market. Housing inventory in April reached 1.8 million existing homes; while this was a welcome increase of 9.8 percent from March, it was still down 6.3 percent from April 2017's inventory of 1.92 million existing homes. What's more, for the past 35 months in a row, housing supply levels have dropped year over year. At the current sales pace, the level of inventory represents a 4-month supply. A year ago, there was a 4.2-month supply of homes... Read More
Home Security Tips to Consider
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, over two million residential burglaries occur each year. This is a staggering number that continues to increase as criminals become more desperate for cash, valuable goods, and personal information that can be used to commit crimes like identity theft. Burglaries cost homeowners thousands of dollars in home repairs, replacement of stolen goods, and lost wages due to having to work with the police and insurance companies. Be proactive against victimization and get peace of mind of knowing that your home is secure when you're not there with these simple home security tips:
Technology and Apps
Technology makes it possible... Read More