House and Home July 2020
Home Improvements That Give the Highest Return on Investment

Even if you have no plans to relocate in the near future, enhancing your living conditions makes sense. Use this information from Remodeling magazine’s annual "Cost vs. Value Report" to get the best return on your investment when you sell.

Invest In Exterior Upgrades
Improvements to your home’s exterior... Read More
Top Five Tips for Staying Productive While Working from Home

When you work from home, it’s difficult to sustain the same level of focus that you have in the office. Your home is where you relax, play games, and watch movies. All those distractions can be difficult to avoid. Follow these tips to stay productive.

1. Dress for Success
It may feel silly to get dressed when... Read More
Three Tips to Prevent Pests
from Moving In


The ick factor of a pest infestation is understandable—who wants ants crawling all over the kitchen counter? But pests can also cause damage to property that costs time and money to fix. To prevent these unsavory guests from moving in, try these three tips.

Lock Them Out Forever
Pests won’t be a problem if they can’t gain... Read More
Record-Low Mortgage Rates Entice First-Time Homebuyers

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the housing market, with social distancing lockdowns disrupting home sales in most states from mid-March through April. However, the pandemic is not deterring some buyers; according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), first-time buyers accounted for 36% of all sales in April, up from 34% a month earlier. According to the NAR "2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers," first-time buyers were responsible for 33% of all sales in 2019. Individual investors and second-home buyers—two groups who typically account for cash sales—also saw potential in the market, purchasing 10% of all homes sold in April... Read More
Shopping Locally Helps
Support Your Community


Once upon a time, consumers shopped at the butcher for meat, the drug store for pharmaceuticals, and the grocer for vegetables and food staples. Now you can have the tires changed on your vehicle while you shop for groceries and your teenage daughter browses clothing on the clearance rack—all under the same roof. But turning your attention to the mom-and-pop shops just around the corner from your house or the summer farmers market in a local lot on Saturdays can benefit everyone. Keeping these independent small businesses alive is in your community’s best interest. Here’s why... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  July 2020 

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