Having your mower serviced before you need it can help avoid
inopportune breakdowns and extend its lifecycle. A professional
lawnmower tune-up should include having the blade sharpened,
cleaning under the mower, replacing spark plugs and air filters,
changing the oil, replacing old fuel if necessary and inspecting
the carburetor, cables and ...
Oftentimes, the kitchen is overlooked when decluttering because
most people think that every item in their kitchen is necessary for
day-to-day life. However, you could probably remove 50 percent of
the items in your kitchen and still be fine when it comes to eating
your daily meals and going about your normal routine.
If you're ready t...
A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) shows variations in home buyer preferences with regards to
home size when it comes to age, race and ethnicity.
NAHB's "What Home Buyers Really Want," surveyed more than 3,600
home buyers across the country on various characteristics of new
homes. Based on the results, th...
Home Warranties 101: What You Need to Know Before
Choosing a Policy
By Keith Loria
Whether you're in the process of buying or selling a home,
you've most likely heard the term 'home warranty' thrown around on
more than one occasion. Designed to protect against expensive,
unforeseen repair bills and provide peace of mind for homeowners
After 2012's summer-long binge of heat and dry weather, lawns
and plants are likely to have a hangover this spring.
As homeowners and gardeners wait for the snow to melt, they're
looking for ideas to help revive yards, trees, shrubs and plants
that took a beating in last year's drought, said garden expert
"It's high on ...
Finding your dream home can be a time-consuming process,
however, it's entirely possible to find a house that's perfect for
you before you have a chance to sell your current home. If you find
yourself in this situation, a home sale contingency may be your
In its simplest terms, a home sale contingency means that the
Every month, the NAHB Housing Market Index (HMI) provides an
overall measure of builder confidence in the strength of the
single-family housing market.
Also every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
produces estimates of employment in residential construction (or at
least it has since 2001, when it began to split jobs in the ...
Concessions linger where inventories are still adequate and sales
slow, but in tight markets like Washington D.C., the times when
buyers can expect concessions are already over.
"Buyers are discovering, to their dismay that homes they wanted to
see or possibly buy have already been snatched up before they even
get a chance to see or ma...
A recent survey showed that 3 out of 4
future home buyers (who are not first time buyers) plan to move up
to some form of a 'better' home. The breakdown:
Move to a significantly bigger
Move to a nicer home (17.5%)
Move to a nicer part of town (8.6%)
If you or your family falls into any one of these categories,...
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