House and Home April 2020
Dreading Spring Cleaning? Try These Five Tips

Deep cleaning your house twice a year is a tedious choreóbut if you don't do it, dust and dirt accumulate in areas that aren't regularly cleaned. Make spring cleaning more manageable by following these simple steps.

1. Make a Checklist
Having a list of all the spring-cleaning tasks you want to accomplish will keep you from getting overwhelmed or forgetting... Read More
Improve the Front Yard to Give Your Home Better Curb Appeal

When potential home buyers first drive by your home, they evaluate its curb appeal. If your home is lacking in that department, the best place to start is front and center—making improvements to the yard.

Evaluate the Front Yard
However simple this task may sound, homeowners are often so familiar with bare spots, dead grass, and weed-infested areas... Read More
National Monthly Home Sales Declined, Home Prices Increased

Existing-home sales rates have been fluctuating over the past few months, and the trend continued into January. Sales were down 1.3%, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Most of the sales regions across the country reported minimal to no changes in sales, but significant sales declines in the West were enough to influence nationwide numbers. January sales improved slightly in the Midwest and... Read More
Market Volatility Is Affecting Mortgage Rates

In early March, the 30-year rate plunged to its lowest level in 50 years, at 3.29%, when the Fed dropped the federal funds rate to zero. Market fears stoked by concern over the global outbreak of COVID-19 helped drive down bond yields, which are tied to mortgage interest rates.

More Homeowners Are Refinancing
Homeowners scrambled to refinance and lock in the low rate. Surging mortgage applications overwhelmed lenders. The wave of mortgage applications caused an imbalance in the secondary mortgage market—there were more mortgage-backed securities to be sold than there were investors... Read More
Easy Decor to Give Your
Home a Fresh Spring Look


Spring is a great time to give your home a new look. Whether it's tidying the shelves, rearranging furniture, or adding new elements of decor, here are some ways you can give your home a burst of springtime energy.

Tackle Spring Cleaning. One of the quickest ways to add a fresh look to an old, crowded space is to clear the clutter from your rooms, closets, and cabinets. Sort items into three piles: keep, donate, and trash. Next, give the uncluttered spaces a thorough cleaning to make them sparkle.

Bring Nature Inside. Spring is the season for plants and flowers... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  April 2020 

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