Category Archives: Homeowner Tips

A Quick Guide to Assessing Your Home’s Foundation for Cracks – And What to Do if You Find Them

When purchasing a home, there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account. One of those considerations is the foundation of the home. No matter how perfect or suitable a property looks, taking the time to … Continue reading

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Nearing Retirement? Three Reasons Why You Might Consider a ‘Reverse Mortgage’

If you are nearing retirement, a reverse mortgage might be right for you. This type of mortgage essentially allows you to turn your home equity into cash. If you find yourself with little money, a reverse mortgage could be the … Continue reading

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The 5-Minute Guide to Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, and Whether You Need It

You’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that can possibly take place. However, not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don’t necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 4, 2014

    Last week’s economic news included a number of housing related reports. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, pending home sales dropped by 1.10 percent in June. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports for May noted that … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 28, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought several housing-related reports, which indicated varying results in terms of gauging the economic recovery. FHFA reported slower growth of home prices associated with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages, but sales of existing homes as … Continue reading

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Creative Window Treatments That Will Totally Reinvent Your Home

There are a number of ways that you can improve the look and style of a room without having to spend an arm and a leg. Of course, painting and stenciling are the most affordable ways to bring new life … Continue reading

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Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation with These Five Simple Tips

When making plans for a fun-filled vacation, you shouldn’t forget implementing certain home security measures to ward off thieves. Nobody wants to return home only to find that intruders had ransacked the residence from top to bottom. If you’re going … Continue reading

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Wrought Iron: A Simple, Strong, and Beautiful Addition to Any Modern Home

Wrought iron is a classic accent that has been used to beautify homes for centuries. The strong and simple elegance of wrought iron is a wonderful addition to any modern home. It can be incorporated into home design in many … Continue reading

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Tips For Filling Flower Beds At Your Home

Flower beds can be a very attractive addition to any home – if you have the time to set up and maintain them. Flower beds don’t necessarily require a profusion of costly flowers that need to be fertilized, mulched, covered … Continue reading

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How To Attract High-End Buyers For Your Home For Sale

  There’s at least one good thing about the drop in the dollar and it’s boosting the real estate market. Many high-end Europeans are now looking toward the U.S. for a vacation home or permanent resident, and that could mean … Continue reading

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