House and Home January 2020
Get a Great Start to the New Year with These Five Tasks

The beginning of a new year is prime time to position yourself for success. Accomplishing the following five household tasks in January will set the stage for success in other areas of your life for the rest of the year.

Change Furnace Filters
Begin the year with a breath of cleaner air by changing the filters in your furnace. This will help your heating system work more... Read More
Beware of These Risks with Home
Equity Loans


If you're a homeowner, you may be eligible to take out a special loan known as a home equity loan, or HEL. An HEL may allow you to borrow 80% of the value of your home minus the current balance of your mortgage.

In addition to home equity loans, banks also offer homeowners home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Home equity lines are different from home equity... Read More
Enjoy the Hygge Decorating Trend This Winter Season

The hygge tradition celebrates a break from the stresses of life. This Danish concept of all things cozy and calm is appealing to people who are overwhelmed by a busy world. Bring a little hygge into your home through your interior decorating.

Start with neutral colors. Hygge-style decorating is very simple and neutral. Start with walls and floors that are a neutral color... Read More
Three New Year's
Resolutions Tips


You love 'em. You hate 'em. Either way, it's New Year's resolutions season and people all over the world have resolved to be a better version of themselves. Want to make sure that the ones you choose are a success? Here are three tips to make sure this year is your best year yet:

1. Bite-sized goals. Don't bite off more than you can chew. To do that, you'll have to look at the entire year. Itís a marathon, not a sprint. There's a reason gyms are packed on January 2. By the middle of February, however, everyone left in the gym is waiting for the January gym-goers to leave... Read More
National Home Sales Increase Despite Fewer Homes for Sale

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales climbed slightly higher in October. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, saw this as an encouraging sign: "Historically low interest rates, continuing job expansion, higher weekly earnings, and low mortgage rates are undoubtedly contributing to these higher numbers." He adds that as long as there is enough of a housing supply to satisfy the demand from potential buyers, sales should continue to grow in the coming months.

Home Inventory Continues to Fall Unfortunately, the housing shortage is showing no signs of abating... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  January 2020 

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