Category Archives: General

Heating Sources Explained

There are a lot of different options available when it comes to heating your home. Some of them, you’re likely really familiar with, while others are newer options that you may not have heard of. Regardless, understanding how different heating options work is an important part of deciding how to best heat your home. Whether […]

Making Your House Autumn Perfect

Fall is that special time of year that brings crisp air, changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything. If you’re ready to trade out the beachy, summer-themed decorations for some fall home décor, check out these awesome tips for turning your home into a fall-lover’s paradise. Warm and Spicy Scents Want your house to smell like […]

Tips for Surviving a Remodel

Remodeling your home is a major project. Most people don’t realize just HOW major of a project it is until they’re deep into it, however. If you aren’t careful, a remodel can cover everything with dust, throw off your day-to-day plans and leave you feeling more frazzled than you’ve ever been. More than one homeowner […]

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective. Here is a table showing the […]

3 Important Tips for Selecting Bathroom Flooring

One of the most important factors to consider when updating or remodeling your bathroom is the type and style of flooring that you will use. Before you pick materials on “looks” alone, use these tips to help you find the right match. Tip #1: Explore all of your options for types of flooring. Vinyl. It’s […]

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]

Fall Landscaping Trends: Jewel Tones, Cozy Vibes

Move over mums and classic orange and yellow color schemes! It’s time to upgrade your home with textured plantings, jewel tones, cozy outdoor living styles and lush lawns this season. A newer color palette with jewel tones is taking hold in landscaping, and it’s among the hotter trends for this fall, according to the National […]

Tips for Maintaining Your Marble Countertops

With marble countertops being all the rage, it’s time we talk about how to care for this stunning surface. While it lends a timeless and elegant look to your kitchen and bathrooms, truth be told, the beloved stone can be rather high maintenance. Take the proper measures, however, and it’s totally worth it for a […]

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions. Great News! […]