Monthly Archives: January 2014

Good News for Minnesota

Twin Cities housing hits 5-year high; median price jumps 14.4% Article by: JIM BUCHTA , Star Tribune Updated: January 14, 2014 – 6:41 AM Fewer foreclosures, tight market led to price gains. By nearly every measure, 2013 was a banner year for … Continue reading

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The Simplest Ways To Lower Your Home Heating Bill This Winter

When the holiday season starts and the winter chill comes around, the heating bill at your property will naturally increase as you keep yourself warm and cozy. However, if your home is not being heated efficiently, you are essentially letting your hard earned dollars escape into the air as wasted energy. Continue reading

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Why January Is The Best Month For House Hunting

Have you made it your New Year’s resolution to find that perfect home for you and your family? You might have thought that you needed to wait until spring to start house shopping, but the fact is that January is a great time to begin. Continue reading

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Dine In Style, Kitchen Design Dos And Don’ts For 2014

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your home. It is where you prepare all of your meals and it is often a hub of family activity. When you host a party, the action often ends up in the kitchen. Continue reading

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Improve Your Curb Appeal This Winter

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. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – 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. Continue reading

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Market Your Home For Sale Like A Professional

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. Continue reading

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Build A Home Gym For Your New Year’s Resolution

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. Continue reading

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Flaws You Cannot Hide By Staging Your Home

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. Continue reading

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2014 Cutting Edge Home Decor Trends

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. Continue reading

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