Can You Sell Your House with Unpermitted Changes?

Posted in October 22, 2014

Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their home without securing permit. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are. When you attempt to sell your home, investigations by the buyer’s real estate agent, inspector or legal representation may discover undocumented changes that could hinder the sale. The degree to […]

Fearing Buyer’s Remorse?

Posted in October 16, 2014

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, and many times new buyers worry that they’ll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. What if I paid too much for the house? What if the neighborhood isn’t what I thought it was? What […]

Become a Fan of Fans

Posted in October 10, 2014

Ceiling fans aren’t just about moving air, they are an important part of creating the right atmosphere in your home. Before choosing a fan, consider what you really want it to do. Smart ceiling fans Being smart isn’t just for phones. Big Ass Fan company has developed smart residential fans that have motion sensors, can detect ambient […]

Is It Time to Stop Renting?

Posted in October 3, 2014

It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased by as much as 10%. Perhaps now is the time to make the move to home […]

How to Make Your Living Room Flow

Posted in September 26, 2014

One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home’s “flow” or ease of movement. A sofa placed just two feet one way or the other, a side table too far out of reach or a […]


Planning a Fall Open House

Posted in September 23, 2014

Your home is newly on the market this and you want to have an open house, but you don’t know how to show it best in the shorter autumn days. As the weather turns toward fall and winter, consider these ideas for making your open house bright, warm and welcoming. Curb appeal In the spring […]

Fed Renews Pledge to Keep Interest Rates Near Zero| Economic Update

Posted in September 22, 2014

ECONOMIC UPDATE AND INDICATORS   The main event this week was the Federal Reserve policy announcement this Wednesday. The Fed renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable zero” but also indicated it could raise borrower costs faster than expected when needed. Most economists and traders expected the central bank to […]