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Mortgage Rates Up One-Quarter Percentage Point Since Start of Year

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Seller, Uncategorized

By RISMedia Staff  – February 2, 2018 The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate is 4.22 percent—hitting more than a one-quarter percentage point increase since the start of the year, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed rate was 4.15 percent last week. It is likely mortgage rates […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter February 2018

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Seller, Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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4 Things to Do in February to Get Spring-Ready

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Seller, Uncategorized

A mud-remediation plan. That’s No. 1 on this short list. By – Gabriela Barkho That dark time when winter is like that friend who can’t take a hint to leave. Give a push with these four easy tasks that’ll help usher in spring. #1 Make an Anti-Mud Plan Image: Amanda Voelker/Offset Mud may be the […]

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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Maintenance, Safety Issues, Seller, Uncategorized

Like that annoying squeaky floor board. Easy as tossing a ball to fix! Image: Jimmy Karlsson/Getty Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do […]

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized

Meet you under the skylight, on the white sofa, with a cream cheese brownie. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave. […]

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10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 16, 2017 Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top issues facing the housing industry in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual list of the Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate. The list was compiled using feedback from 1,100 real estate advisers from around the […]

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Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Bathroom & Kitchen, Buyer, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

Posted on Nov 2 2017 – 3:09pm by Housecall By Mikkie Mills When you’re in the real estate market, you may have an idea of the type of property that you’re looking for in a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home features that […]

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Wire Transfers are the Latest Target of Scammers

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

Published Date 11/17/2017 Ever since the invention of money, clever miscreants have been figuring out ways to separate innocent people from theirs. With the advent of the Internet, the number of diabolical schemes seems to pop up almost daily. The most recent of these involves the largest financial transaction most people will ever experience: a […]

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2018 Design Forecast: Color Me Purple

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Remodel, Seller, Staging, Uncategorized

By – Suzanne De Vita The color of 2018 is no shrinking violet. Pantone, the authority in color for design, fashion and more, recently debuted its 2018 Color of the Year: “Ultra Violet.” The color—”dramatically provocative and thoughtful,” according to the company—is cool and cosmic, with an otherworldly vibe. Image Credit: Pantone “We are living in […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter January 2018

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Newsletter, Seller, Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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