House and Home August 2019
Four Things You Might Not Know About Home Staging

The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey of active agents to research the benefits and disadvantages of staging a home. Here is a look at four statistics taken from this survey that suggest that staging your home is a good idea.

1. Staging Your Home Increases the Selling Price
The results of the survey show that 48%... Read More
Which Home Updates Are Worth It?

If you're eager to sell—or just want to make some changes to test reactions—now's the time to save yourself some grief by learning which upgrades increase your house's value in potential buyers' eyes and which leave them stone cold.

And while you're at it, never forget the first rule of upgrades, according to Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value... Read More
Six Ways to Brighten Up Your Summer Evenings with Outdoor Lighting

A comfortable and welcoming outdoor space is as good as an extra room in your home. But if it's time to go indoors once the sun sets, you'll probably not make the most of it outside of high summer.

Adding lighting to your yard, patio, or garden is a great way to increase both atmosphere and practical illumination. Here are six ideas for doing it with... Read More
Home Sales and Prices Increased in May, but Inventory Remains Low

For the first time in two months, existing-home sales saw an increase. May's home sales climbed 2.5% from a month earlier to reach 5.34 million. When compared to a year earlier, sales were slightly down by 1.1%. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), every region across the country experienced growth in sales, with the Northeast taking the lead. Favorable market conditions were responsible for the increase, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR: "The purchasing power to buy a home... Read More
Deter Insects with
Essential Oils


Pesticides are highly toxic and detrimental to humans and pets alike. The next time you see a pest in your home, reach for essential oils instead of the can of insect spray. These recipes for homemade insecticides contain absolutely no dangerous chemicals, are highly effective, and as an added bonus, smell wonderful.

Cockroaches: Instead of spraying your kitchen with dangerous chemicals or laying down roach motels in the same cupboards you keep your food in, mix one-half cup of water, two tablespoons of salt, ten drops each of clove, cypress, and peppermint essential oils in a tinted spray bottle... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  August 2019 

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