House and Home November 2017
Perks of Selling or Buying a House over the Holiday Season

Spring is often considered the best time of year to sell. Families can find their dream house, make their purchase, and move in all before the new school year starts. But there are perks for home buyers and sellers who decide to list at the end of the year.

Perks for Sellers
Since most sellers wait until spring to list their home, there are typically fewer homes available for sale over the winter holidays, which means... Read More
Helpful Ideas to Host an Enjoyable Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving can be anxiety-inducing. But with a little planning and a bit of delegation, you can enjoy a low-stress Thanksgiving, leaving you free to enjoy that second—or third—helping in peace.

Plan Your Menu in Advance
Unless you're fortunate enough to have three ovens in your kitchen, you will run out of oven space on Thanksgiving morning... Read More
National Housing Inventory Down; Home Prices Up

The recent spate of natural disasters has taken its toll on the housing market. The South saw a decline in closings in August due partly to Hurricane Harvey and the destruction it caused in the Houston area. Economists for the National Association of Realtors believe sales will continue to be impacted through 2017 in Houston and Florida, where residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. But sales in these... Read More
Best Smart Home Devices Homebuyers Actually Want

Wireless technology has made smart home technology affordable and easy to install. Smart home devices are among the hottest trends in real estate today, with numerous potential buyers seeking out smart features, particularly voice-activated features, in homes. If you've been on the fence about investing in smart technology, consider one or more of the following popular features.

Thermostat: The top-of-the-line smart thermostats offer cutting-edge technology to ensure your entire home gets heated or cooled properly. Place a small wireless sensor in an area of the home that stays chilly or hot. The thermostat will keep the heat or air-conditioning... Read More
Holiday Recipe: Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Serves 810

3 lbs. sweet potatoes or yams 3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and scrub sweet potato skins (if using skins) or peel. Trim ends. Cut into ½ inch-thick rounds, toss in olive oil, and arrange in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt.

2. Place baking dish into the oven on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the sweet potatoes and bake another 20 minutes... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  November 2017 

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