Monthly Archives: January 2014

3 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Plumbing

Everyone wants their pipes to last as long as possible, but there are a couple of simple problems that might be sucking the life out of your plumbing. Long-term stress is the enemy, when it comes to your water system. Continue reading

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Case Shiller Price Index Shows Homeowners A Rise In Home Equity

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller 10 and 20-City Home Price Indices released Tuesday, the U.S. Housing Market is on a roll based on year-over-year increases in average home values, but month-to-month results were mixed. Continue reading

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What’s Your Home’s Real Value?

As a society, it seems like we’ve gotten away from appreciating our homes for their emotional and sentimental worth. Instead, we focus solely on their monetary value. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Level In 7 Years

The NAR provided great year-end news as existing home sales in December pushed 2013 sales of existing homes to a 7 year high. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 27, 2014

Last week was an action-packed week for economic news, and all of it was packed into Thursday. Continue reading

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Inspect And Maintain Your Garage

In most parts of the country, garages are especially appreciated at this time of year. Even if you don’t live in a colder climate, it’s important to do an annual inspection and routine maintenance to keep everything in working order. Continue reading

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Top 10 Indoor Houseplants For Your Air Quality

Houseplants are great for decorating. They can brighten up any room. Plus, houseplants can increase the air quality in a room. That makes you happier, healthier and reduces stress. Continue reading

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Stay Organized Under The Kitchen Sink

Kitchen space is a valuable commodity. If you feel stretched for storage space, you could throw away all the flatware your mother-in-law gave you, or you could keep the flatware and learn to use the space you have – more efficiently. Continue reading

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Why You Should Think About A Wood Burning Stove

It’s getting cold again. But before you reach for the thermostat, consider a traditional wood-burning stove. You can install one in the center of a room, and the heat will radiate through the whole house. Continue reading

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

Welcome news arrived last week as lower mortgage rates and a higher number of housing starts were reported. Other economic news was mixed. Continue reading

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