There are some maintenance and repair issues that homeowners just hate to deal with — either because they take time, or cost money, or just don’t seem, well, urgent. But some of these problems can become ticking time bombs, poised to explode if they’re not defused early, when they are more like… read more →
If you want to reduce your energy bill, enhance the comfort of your home, and do your part to save the environment from excessive energy or water waste, then it’s time to add some high-efficiency upgrades to your home. Environmentally friendly upgrades range from small, do-it-yourself projects to more time-consuming… read more →
As the spring real estate market ramps up, more homes go on the market. Great interior appeal partially relies on a spic-and-span look. So which areas need to stand out during a walk-through? To give prospective sellers ideas on what needs to be on their spring-cleaning checklists, here are some… read more →
Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas according to a recent report. Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed the gap over the past year, though rates have recently dropped and price gains are slowing. Now, at a 30-year fixed rate of… read more →
This Mother’s Day, take your Mom to Brunch at one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area. After Brunch, really show Mom how much you love her and do something different! We listed some local fun Mother’s Day events. Get out and play!
Banks are getting very cautious about home mortgage loans these days — right up to the closing date. Even consumers with good credit and plenty of cash may find themselves out on the sidewalk if any of these last-minute loan application issues pop up. To make sure you’re on the right end… read more →