homeownership matters: 8 Tips for Keeping Pests Out of Your Home - 12/07/12 07:52 AM
There are of course many, many different kinds of pests out there that want to get into your house. Depending on what part of the country you live in, its climate, and your own propensity for taking out the trash, you may end up dealing with a relatively benign infestation of easily squish-able ants or the repeated clawing of a possum looking to bust through the floor of your raised home for reasons only a possum knows. Below are eight things you can do to keep a broad range of unwanted critters outside of your home where they belong.   1 … (1 comments)

homeownership matters: Shopping Tips for Buying a Home Warranty - 02/23/11 02:58 PM
Home warranties can be attractive to home owners or buyers who are looking at purchasing a property. These service contracts can cover all of a home's major systems, such as the furnace or air conditioner, and will cover needed repairs if the appliance breaks or damaged. Some sellers are offering a home warranty to try to lure buyers.But not all home warranties are the same. Experts say you should carefully weigh costs, policy allowances, and customer feedback before making a decision so that you ensure you're getting the best deal. Home warranties cost about $250 to $500 a year. Here are … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: February 2011 Do-It Yourself Home Maintenance List - 02/15/11 01:07 PM
February is a great time to accomplish simple tasks that will add to the value and appearance of your home. We hope that you are enjoying the unique experience of being a homeowner! We have done a little research and have compiled a list of quick, easy projects that you might enjoy!
If you need additional tips or advice, please feel free to call us anytime at 812-499-9234 for Rolando and 812-499-0246 for Kathy. We would be happy to hear from you and would love to offer any guidance that we can!
 
FIVE QUICK AND EASY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
 
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homeownership matters: Forget the 'Starter Home,' New Buyers Want More - 02/08/11 02:03 PM
First-time home buyers once set out to buy a "starter home," which refers to an entry-level property that is affordable and often needs some updating. But new buyers are forgoing the "room for improvement" home, and are getting more choosy in their home shopping.Eighty-seven percent of first-time home buyers said they want to purchase a home that is move-in ready, according to a survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which surveyed 300 first-time home buyers in the last year. First-time home buyers made up half of the market in 2010, according to the National Association of REALTORS®."There's a real 'aha' moment … (1 comments)

homeownership matters: A Monthly Newsletter from TheTrentiniTeam with F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors - 01/20/11 10:54 AM
GET WINTER-WISE: Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather December 22 is the first day of winter 2010/2011. In many parts of the country, cooler weather has already begun to set in. So before you curl up with a good book or head outdoors to enjoy the snow, take time to make sure your home is ready for cold weather so it can enjoy the winter as well.
Inspect your heating system. Breathe easier this winter. Have an HVAC professional inspect your furnace and clean air ducts to remove dust. Then, make sure you have a good supply of furnace filters on hand … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: January 2011 Do-It Yourself Home Maintenance List - 01/06/11 02:29 PM
FIVE TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF WORK AROUND THE HOME                       
Make a list: Spend some time taking stock of the kinds of maintenance and improvement projects you'd like to begin. A well-considered list will help you to set reachable goals.                     
Assess your skills: Make sure that you carefully consider which projects you are fully capable of completing. For example, unless you have sufficient experience with electrical, plumbing or construction work, you should probably leave those tasks to the professionals.                    
 Establish priorities: Which projects are most important to you? Which projects will be the most costly? Which is more important: timeliness, quality or cost? Before beginning any do-it-yourself project, … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: 5 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2011 - 12/28/10 10:46 AM
Michele Lerner, author of Homebuying: Tough Times, First Time, Any Time, offers reasons why real estate is likely to improve in 2011. Here are five reasons she thinks consumers should consider a home purchase next year:▪ Mortgage rates will stay low. Even with rates climbing - maybe to as high as 6 percent by 2012 - they are still well below where they have been historically.▪ Tax cuts could help. Extending the tax cuts could encourage a more rapid recovery for the economy.▪ Americans want to be home owners. A recent Fannie Mae survey showed that Americans still believe a home … (3 comments)

homeownership matters: Home Owners Recoup More with Exterior Replacement Projects, REALTORS® Report - 12/22/10 11:36 AM
As part of the 2010-11Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® recently rated exterior replacement projects among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, demonstrating that curb appeal remains one of the most important aspects of a home at resale time.
"This year's Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report highlights the importance of exterior projects, which not only provide the most value, but also are among the least expensive improvements for a home," said National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. "Since resale value can vary by region, it's smart for home owners to work with a … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: Winterizing Lawn Irrigation Systems Now Prevents Costly Leaks Later - 11/22/10 10:16 AM
With the summer lawn watering season over, winterizing your lawn irrigation system now can save a lot of money later by preventing leaks. A leak in an underground sprinkler line can be difficult to detect and can waste as much as 9,100 gallons of water per year, the Alliance for Water Efficiency says.
Typically, preparing an irrigation system for the winter months starts with removing all the water from the system by shutting off the water supply to the system and then using compressed air to blow out the remaining water from the associated pipes and sprinkler heads. Removing water from … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: 10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership - 11/11/10 10:57 AM
 1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. 2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you'd like to live in, taking into account items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.4. Start saving. Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down … (1 comments)

homeownership matters: Home Sales Could Enter 'Virtuous Cycle' - 11/08/10 03:31 PM
Consumer confidence and business spending are key to whether the U.S. housing market will move into a virtuous or a vicious cycle in 2011, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun told a packed audience at the Residential Economic Outlook Forum Friday in New Orleans.After the downturn, the housing market has clawed its way back to a point of near stability, Yun said, with the pace of new foreclosures easing, sales moving toward historically normal levels and prices on a national basis gaining modestly.At the same time, affordability remains strong. He said all of the price excesses from the housing bubble have been … (0 comments)

homeownership matters: Most Say Buying Home Makes Financial Sense - 10/15/10 11:36 AM
Nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home is a good financial decision, despite ongoing challenges with the economy and housing market. That's according to the 2010 National Housing Pulse Survey, an annual report released today by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.® The survey, which measures how affordable housing issues affect consumers, also found job security concerns to be the highest in eight years of sampling, with 70 percent of Americans saying that job layoffs and unemployment are a big problem in their area; eight in 10 cite these issues as a barrier to homeownership. "The real issue facing … (1 comments)

homeownership matters: 10 Reasons to Buy a Home - 09/23/10 02:13 PM
By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine
A piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday took issue with a recent Time cover story calling into question some of our most cherished beliefs about homeownership. Much of what the Journal talks about isn't new. In fact, it recites benefits of homeownership that you already know better than anyone. But in pulling them together in the way it does, it makes you realize just how compelling homeownership is from just about every standpoint. If you haven't seen the piece, by Brett Arends, here's a thumbnail sketch of its 10 points:
Why is now … (0 comments)

 
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