The official start of fall is not until September 22 this year, but for home owners, there is plenty to do before the leaves change color and the temperatures start to dip. Transitioning from season to season can be tough on homes, which is why it’s best to perform seasonal home maintenance so your home can handle the change in weather and prevent damage from occurring.
In the last several years there has been more of an emphasis placed on health and well-being, and as a result, a greater awareness of the number of steps taken each day. Pedometers are now being seen on wrists of people of all ages. Not only is walking good for your health, but living in a walkable neighborhood can actually attract more buyers to your area and may be a compelling factor when prospects are looking to purchase a home.
If you’re one of the estimated 79.7 million U.S. households that have a pet, then you understand that a house is truly not a home without having a cat or dog as part of the family. But, do you ever wonder what your pet does while you are away from home? Since you cannot be home 100% of the time, it is important to make sure that your home is as pet-friendly as can be for your furry friends.
It’s that time of year again for children, parents and teachers everywhere. Yes, that’s right, it’s almost time to head back to school! Starting a new school year brings a new routine which can be hectic, especially when you are coming off of a relaxing summer break. Ease into the upcoming school year with some helpful tips to keep your family organized through the transition from summertime to school time.
Summer is a popular time to shop for a home, which coupled with the current shortage of housing inventory, has made the home buying process extra competitive. Once you find a house and are serious about making an offer, you may not be the only one interested, which could leave you face-to-face with a bidding war. Here are some tips to help you make an offer that the seller may not be able to resist.