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March 20, 2018

Exterior Materials to Up the Value of Your Home

If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home for the 2018 market then look no further! Here are four materials that you can use to improve your house now:

Choose a Green House Siding

Fiber cement siding is a great material to use that is very sturdy. Proven to be able to withstand high-winds, including hurricane-force winds, using this material on your home will surely up the value of your home. Fiber cement siding will protect your home from fire with its fire-resistant properties but will keep your house warm when you need it the most. It is also resistant to insects, moisture, and UV rays.

This sturdy material withstands the effects of harsh [...]

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March 20, 2018

The Best Spring Music Festivals!

Spring is upon us and you know what that means — warmer weather, blooming plants and best of all, spring music festivals! Musical festivals have become increasingly popular due to their sense of community and their top-notch live performances. No matter what your favorite genre is, these music festivals got you covered. Pack your bags and let the good times roll, these are the best spring festivals!

Firefly, Dover, Delaware

Each June, Dover is transformed into a music-lovers paradise. People far and wide gather at the Firefly Music Festival to enjoy some of the best artists and bands in the US. Over the course of four days, over 100 artists perform, including top name artists [...]

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March 20, 2018

Another Home From TV’s “Fixer Upper” Season 2 Hits the Market in Texas

This home, now on the market for more than a cool million, was once such a mess that it made an appearance on the 2nd season of the TV show Fixer Upper.
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March 19, 2018

Which Cities and States Produce The Most Celebrities?

The Cities and States That Produce The Most Celebrities

Being Born in These Cities Will Give You a Higher Chance of Fame

Moving to a new city can be a difficult decision. After all, there are so many factors to consider and questions to ask yourself. How does the cost of living in this new city compare to my current home? Do I have any friends, family, or acquaintances in the area that might make the transition easier? How long do I plan on living in this new location? If you have a family, it’s important to consider whether the city is a good place to raise your kids or not. You should, of course, consider your career options in the new city, but you might want to think [...]

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March 19, 2018

Examining the New Consumer Mindset: Live large. Carry little

More people are choosing to live a quality life full of big experiences over possessions that don't fulfill them. Learn about Live Large, Carry Little now.
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March 19, 2018

6 Reasons to Buy Your First Home This Spring

The housing market is changing fast. If you're a first-time homebuyer, then you might want to make your move this spring; find out why now.
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March 16, 2018

Diagnosing and Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Home

Water problems in your home can happen quickly and just as quickly get out of hand. It can be a little scary to walk into your kitchen and see a flood spreading rapidly toward your ankles. But these three tips will help you quickly assess what went wrong, how bad it is, and how to start fixing it immediately.

“A few weeks ago, I noticed a little puddle on the floor by the dishwasher, which isn’t currently working. So my roommate and I assumed it was from tidying the kitchen; we mopped it up and moved on with our lives. I came back to the kitchen 30 minutes later and found a puddle that had engulfed the dishwasher, fridge, half the kitchen floor, and was making [...]

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March 16, 2018

Is a Lender Credit Right For You?

In an ideal scenario, the perfect house shows up when you are ready and have the cash flow to cover the down payment, closing costs, and first month’s mortgage. However, this isn’t always the case. If crunching the closing cost numbers is beyond stressful, rather than missing the opportunity to buy now, you might see if a lender credit could make it happen.

What is a Lender Credit?

A lender credit is also called a lender assist, though you may want to sit down with your mortgage broker to more solidly understand the verbiage he/she uses. What is a lender credit? Essentially, as a borrower, your lender could agree to credit closing costs. For instance, you might [...]

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March 16, 2018

A Bit of the Emerald Isle in the Good Ol’ USA – Irish Streets and Irish Houses

Finding Yourself a Little Piece of Ireland Here in North America

The 17th of March is nearly upon us, which means that it is nearly the day of St. Patrick. A little bit of history for you: during this holiday, we celebrate every year to commemorate the death day of the man who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle. We do so to honor his accomplishment, driving the snakes (symbolic of the old Celtic pagan religion and its adherents) out of Ireland. Typically, we honor and celebrate this feast day by drinking beer that’s been dyed green with food coloring and clogging the night away. Traditional meals of corned beef and cabbage are feasted upon, and everyone you know wears, [...]

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March 15, 2018

The Top Ten Fire Hazards in Your House and How to Fix Them

There are a million ways to die, but did you know that two of the top ten ways are from home washing machines and dryers? Between 2010 through 2014, US municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines. There were 13 civilian deaths, 440 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage from those fires.

The leading factor contributing to the ignition of home fires (one-third of all fires) involving clothes dryers was the homeowner’s failure to clean lint from the vents or machine. The other top hazards on our list:

Fire Hazard: Cooking

The top home fire hazard in America and much of [...]

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March 15, 2018

One of a Kind Home For Sale on Lake Carroll, IL

For under half a million, you can purchase your own home in Lake Carroll. With a unique floorplan and a private dock on the lake, this is home is a dream!
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March 15, 2018

What Zip Codes Have the Highest Real Estate Returns?

Planning on buying a home this year? Want to choose an area where you can enjoy a high ROI? Learn the top five zip codes for rising property values in the U.S. now.
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