House and Home November 2015
Four Benefits Homeowners Have That Renters Don't Have

There are many reasons why some people prefer to rent an apartment rather than purchase a home. Some jobs require considerable travel and occasional job-location transfers. Career-oriented professionals in their twenties find it easier and more convenient to pack up an apartment when it's necessary to move. For the majority of people, however, purchasing a home makes practical and financial sense. Home ownership in the United States is at almost 64 percent... Read More
Five Questions to Ask Before
Repairing an Appliance


There is nothing fun about appliance repair. And it usually happens at the most inopportune time. Here are five things to consider when trying to decide whether to repair or replace an appliance.

1. How Old Is It?
All major appliances have an average life cycle. Depending on whom you ask, it may vary by a few years, but here is the average life expectancy for each one... Read More
Holiday Recipe: Pecan Pie

Ingredients
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1½ cups pecan halves
4 large eggs
½ cup melted butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Line the unbaked pie shell with pecan halves.
3. In a blender or food processor... Read More
National Housing-Market Statistics Show Some Ups and Some Downs

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached 62 in September; builder confidence in the single-family home market hasn't been this high since October 2005. But while builders are feeling confident about the single-family housing market, a lack of availability of both lots and labor could lead to future insecurity.

Future Construction
Across the country in August, housing starts fell 3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.126 million units. This was not unusual, as single-month declines are often expected in a slowly improving... Read More

Thanksgiving Day Décor Tips

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about enjoying one's home with friends and family. If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving, make your home feel more comforting and inviting by decorating it in a festive manner that's appropriate for the holiday. The following are four tips to help you with your Thanksgiving Day décor:

Creative Candles
Candles are an easy way to spread around a bit of Thanksgiving Day cheer throughout your home. Scented candles can help bring indoors the scents of the fall season, something that everyone associates with Thanksgiving. While white candles work fine, pick up a few candles that boast fall colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, to really help add to the Thanksgiving atmosphere... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  November 2015 

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