House and Home December 2015
Selling Your House? Know Your Local Real Estate Market

Armed with a few important facts about your local real estate market, you will be prepared to make smart decisions about the sale of your house. The phrase All real estate is local accurately describes how to think about your individual circumstances. National trends in real estate do not necessarily reflect what is happening in your town, city, or region. Here are five local real estate factors you need to understand so your expectations for a home sale are realistic... Read More
National Home Sales Increase, Housing Inventory Dips

Now is a good time to buy a home or list your home for sale. The national housing market trends show an increase in home sales and a decrease in home inventory. National existing-home sales increased in September to the second-highest pace since February 2007. Interest rates are holding steady near 4 percent, and job growth—while modest in comparison with the first half of the year—is still strong. Rent prices have climbed to an eight-year high, making it less affordable... Read More
Enjoying the Season: Five Foolproof Holiday Stress Busters

Decorations, music, sumptuous meals, and gatherings with family and friends are all hallmarks of the holiday season. Unfortunately, stress also tends to go hand in hand with this time of year. While you can't control everything that happens during the holidays, you can make wise choices that will help you be a healthier and happier person during this special time of the year.

1. Be Realistic!
No matter how well you plan the holiday... Read More
How to Make a Gorgeous Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are hugely popular, as people are turning away from traditional linear photo displays in their homes. Now you can find beautiful and interesting gallery walls in home décor magazines and across websites. Luckily, it is easy to create an impressive-looking display in your home with only a little planning.

1. Decide on a Theme.
Do you want to display family photos? Or create a focal point in the living room? Would you like to complement your existing décor or provide a pop of color? Do an online search for gallery walls and compose a mood board of arrangements you like. You can include three-dimensional objects, such as faux flowers or souvenirs, in the arrangement, or if you prefer, just stick to photo frames of different sizes and shapes... Read More

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

If you're lost in a flurry of holiday gift wish lists and dreading a trip to the crowded mall, you're probably considering the convenience of shopping online. If so, you're not alone. With each passing year, more Americans are opting to do their holiday shopping from the convenience of their home computer, and that trend is expected to increase.

As popular as online shopping is, it also poses some inherent risks. While many retailers take pains to protect their customers, some of the responsibility for keeping your identity and personal information safe lies in your own hands. By learning to take these precautions during the busiest... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  December 2015 

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