Preparing Your Home for Spring

Spring has begun and it’s the perfect time to tidy up your home both inside and out. Follow these easy routines to do a thorough job of spring home maintenance and cleaning. Check Your Home Exterior Take a walk around and check for loose shingles, gutters, and siding. Anything cracked or missing should be replaced. ...

Is Your Home Covered For Winter Weather Damage?

There are many health and safety dangers of sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms and inconspicuous ice sheets, but winter weather can also be incredibly dangerous to your home. Heavy snow and ice can cause collapsed roofs, fallen trees and flooded basements. This causes major headaches for homeowners. Depending on your insurance policy, you could be liable.

Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

Your microwave is good for other things besides just warming up your food in a short amount of time. Check out some of the other things you can do: Give Your Plants a Boost Sterilize your plant soil for growing seedlings by filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for ...

Benefits of Making a Larger Down Payment

Figuring out how much of a down payment to make when buying a home can be difficult. It also makes a big difference in how much your home will cost you in the long run including mortgage payments. If you can afford to make a large down payment, should you do it? See the reasons ...

FHA Lowers MIP

The Federal Housing Administration has lowered the Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) from 1.35% to 0.85%. This is the first time the FHA has lowered the MIP since 2001. This move will bring more first-time homebuyers into the housing market as homeownership will become more affordable. The average household could save up to $80 on their ...

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