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Home ownership is perhaps the surest way to accumulate net worth that there is, and it is often the largest and most important part of the total portfolio of many middle-income Americans. The beauty of home ownership in this regard is that it tends to be a slow, almost inexorable wealth builder. ...
As  we reflect on the 1st quarter, its nice to have a snow day here in the northwest! Many times I find myself doing and acting for others in their lives. Today I just wanted to reflect and enjoy my family and share that its very important to remember why we work so hard!! Have agreat week and 1...
Home appraisals are a necessary step in the process of selling or refinancing your home. While many homes today aren't worth as much as they were when they were bought, it is crucial for homeowners to be realistic when it comes to getting their home appraised. If you are in the process of getting...
 No one likes to talk about it, but burglary is a scary thing. Thieves usually look for potential targets that are the easiest to break into. You can make your home much less attractive to them by taking a few simple steps to beef up home security. Most of these security measures are easy tasks a...
Do a little landscaping.Potential buyers will get their first impression of your home from its exterior. Sostand outside and take a few moments to look at your home objectively. Could thegrass use some cutting? Do the flowerbeds need a bit of TLC? Trimmedlandscaping indicates a home that is well ...
Most folks work hard for their money. Why sit by while it slips through the cracks? There are simple and inexpensive steps that you can take to make your home more energy efficient and these solutions often bring big returns. As a bonus, they benefit the environment as well as the family piggy ba...
  Lighting is essential to the look and function of any room. And today there are more options in lighting your home than ever before. To help you choose the best type of lighting for your needs, I've provided this simple list of lighting tips.Choose from:1. Accent, Table and Floor Lamps2. Lamp S...
If you've been active in the market for long, you know that the real estate pauses for no man, woman or life event. Nor does it pause for any season; while the market usually does a major slowdown around the winter holidays, the very most motivated buyers and sellers are still doing deals.  If yo...
THE BIG ECONOMIC PICTURE (ALMOST)... We get lots of economic news this week, the sole exception being any reports on our beloved housing market. There's Retail Sales on Tuesday, expected to still be up, though at a slower pace. Wednesday has manufacturing, which continues its slow but steady reco...
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE  Fannie Mae released a survey showing 70% of those polled in June and July feel now is a good time to buy a home. This is up from a 64% reading in January. At the same time, 83% of those surveyed think it's a bad time to sell, which isn't such a terrible thing, sin...

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