Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971 (See graph below): What does this mean for buyers? This is huge for homebuyers. Those…

Garden Shed Storage Tips to Make the Most of Your Space

When it comes to garden sheds, being organized is the best way to maximize what you can fit inside, and make it easy to move things in and out. While there are as many ways to help you to maximize your garden shed space as there are things to store inside, here are a few…

30 Home Fixups You Can Get Done in Under 30 Minutes

Weekend Warrior, meet the Half-Hour Hero. Here’s a rundown of the best home maintenance tasks you can do for your Money Pit in less than 30 minutes. 1. Locate and label important valves: Imagine that a pipe broke in your ceiling and water is now leaking through every electric light fixture on to your brand new carpet. Got…

How to Plant the Perfect Kid-Friendly Garden

With the weather finally getting nicer, are you thinking of of family-friendly outdoor activities for you and your little ones? Creating a kid-friendly garden is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun project, and teach valuable life lessons in the process! Gardening has long been known as a healthy, nurturing…

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.3% of Americans are able to…

September Weekend Projects: Easy Fall Fixups!

As summer turns to fall, so begins the Goldilocks Season for home improvement.  It’s not too hot and not too cold — it’s just right, so September is the time to get lots of home improvement projects done around the house! Weekend #1:  Water Heater Spruce Up Maintenance to your hot water heater this September weekend will…

iBuying Buzz Word

The new buzz word in real estate…I Buyer. What does that even mean? Several companies have entered the real estate arena to offer a different selling experience. Once contacted, the company comes in, evaluates your home and makes an offer to buy it for cash and close whenever the seller chooses. This is a great…

Renovate-to-Sell

Renovate-to-sell home improvement company Curbio Inc. and Ebby Halliday Companies, a HomeServices of America company, announce partnership. Partnership will give Ebby Halliday Companies agents and their sellers quicker sales and greater proceeds through Curbio’s “Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement” model. POTOMAC, Md., June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Curbio Inc., the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes in…

Best Ways to Pay for Home Improvement Projects

When it comes to financing home improvements, there are a lot of ways to pay for every project. From replacing an appliance to adding a room or two, you can cover project costs through loans, great retailer deals and financing options that make the most of currently low interest rates. So, what’s the first step toward financing…