Getting Your Air Conditioning Prepared For Cooler Temps

Getting Your Air Conditioning Prepared For Cooler Temps
Posted September 22, 2020 in Home Improvement

The summer heat is slowly dissipating, and now it’s time to start prepping your air conditioner for the cooler fall temperatures. Depending on where you live in the U.S., you might not expect to use your AC unit much this fall, and you might not use it at all during the winter. Take some time […]

Are You Considering Moving?

Are You Considering Moving?
Posted September 15, 2020 in Real Estate

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to be in one place, […]

Just Purchased A Home? Make Sure To Check These Items

Just Purchased A Home? Make Sure To Check These Items
Posted September 7, 2020 in Home Improvement

It’s hard work becoming a homeowner. After you move into your new house, realize that the work may not be completely finished yet. Here are a few things you should take a look at right away in order to maintain your new home. Gutters Your gutters are an important part of your home. They’re designed […]

Behr Announces 2021 Color Forecast

Behr Announces 2021 Color Forecast
Posted September 1, 2020 in Home Improvement

Behr Paint Co. unveiled 21 versatile colors on Monday to make up its Color Trends 2021 Palette. The colors include neutrals mixed with some lavish bolds to create “energizing, yet comforting” focal points in a home, Behr says. “This has been a year of unpredictability and 2020 has significantly changed our relationship with home,” says […]

Home Sales and Median Price both hit records in July

Home Sales and Median Price both hit records in July
Posted August 26, 2020 in Real Estate

Existing-home sales jumped 25% in July from June, beating the prior record gain of 21% set a month earlier, as low mortgage rates fueled demand for real estate across the United States. Sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.86 million, the highest level since 2006, the National Association […]

Steps You Can Take To Prepare For Buying A Home In Ohio

Steps You Can Take To Prepare For Buying A Home In Ohio
Posted August 19, 2020 in Mortgage, Real Estate

With national inventory down almost 30%, the housing market has become more competitive. That’s especially true when it comes to mid-priced, affordable houses. So how do you get ahead in a hot market? The key is preparation. The sooner you start preparing to buy a house, the easier it’ll be to beat the competition. But […]

Popular Home Updates During Pandemic

Popular Home Updates During Pandemic
Posted August 12, 2020 in Home Improvement

Many Americans turned their attention to their homes during the pandemic. Home improvement big-box retailers reported a swarm of traffic as homeowners looked to spruce up their nests while sheltering in. What were homeowners working on? Outdoor spaces were fueling much of the demand, according to Houzz, an online home remodeling platform. For example, new […]

Coronavirus Real Estate Myths

Coronavirus Real Estate Myths
Posted August 5, 2020 in Real Estate

Some Americans may be under the impression that high unemployment rates and recession are prompting a gloomy housing picture. They’re wrong. Realtor.com® highlights a few common COVID-19-related myths that may need some debunking. It’s a bad time to sell a home. After all, homeowners may be skittish with unemployment so high and a pandemic raging […]

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