House and Home October 2015
The Multi-Indicator Market Index Shows a Stabilizing Market

The Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) measures the stability of the national housing market by analyzing home-purchase applications, payment-to-income ratios, local employment prospects, and the number of on-time mortgage payments. If a market experiences low buyer demand, it will fall outside its stable range, as will a market that overheats to an unsustainable degree of activity. In June, the national MiMi value reached... Read More
Tips to Avoid Home Closing Delays

When you set a date to close on a home, you'll want to make sure that the closing goes through on the agreed upon date. Delays in closing can have financial consequences. While there may be no financial penalties involved, a delay can affect your plans—especially if you are selling a house at the same time you are buying one. In fact, it could affect the seller as well if the seller is also looking to buy a house but can't do so until they close the... Read More
4 Ways to Minimize a Home's Flaws

No house is perfect. Here are some clever interior design tricks to minimize your home's flaws and make it a more beautiful place to live:

1. Dark Rooms
Everyone loves light-filled rooms. If your home's small windows don't let in enough light, paint the walls a light color to help brighten dark corners. Hanging mirrors on walls opposite windows will bounce daylight around a room... Read More
A Fall Home-Maintenance Checklist

You've heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall? Cooler temperatures and storms often mean unexpected leaks, cold drafts, home repairs—and home repair bills. Fortunately, basic fall home maintenance can prevent many of these repairs. Below are a few tips to prepare your home and prevent maintenance issues.

Seal the Gaps. Use silicone caulk to seal windows and cracks in the siding, and use weather stripping around doors to keep cool air from seeping in.

Is Your Home Ventilated? While sealing gaps keeps the cold air... Read More

Hardwood Flooring Trends, a Touch of the Creative

The recovering U.S. housing market has led to increased demand for certain luxury items, including hardwood flooring. Exciting trends are influencing the marketplace and for today's consumers, there are more hardwood flooring options than ever before.

"Savvy consumers want variety and flexibility in their flooring choices," says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. "With American hardwood species running the gamut of color and because hardwood is a product that can adapt to many different decorating styles and decors, hardwood provides a degree of... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  October 2015 

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