5 Ways to Prep Your Lawn for Fall

Summer is winding down, and as your grass grows even greener, it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare it for fall, especially if you plan to stage your home for sale. Pay mind to the following tips on late summer lawn care. Aerate the area. Late summer/early fall is a great timeContinue Reading

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5 Home Improvements You Can Do for Less Than $250

While you might have some-day plans for redoing the kitchen or finishing the basement, right now you can chip away at smaller improvements around the house that are well within your budget, but will make a big difference in your daily life. Plus, these projects can be done in a weekend and won’t cause aContinue Reading

6 Things to Consider When Downsizing Your Home in Retirement

If you’re heading into retirement, you want to make the most of your fixed income. One common strategy is to downside your living space. If you sell your home and move into a smaller space, you can conceivably cut your monthly expenses and grow your nest egg at the same time. But downsizing isn’t alwaysContinue Reading

Confidence in Housing at New Peak

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.53 percent this week, barely moving from 4.52 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.02 percent, up from 3.99 percent, and the average five-year, Treasury-indexed, hybrid adjustable mortgage rate was 3.86 percent, up fromContinue Reading