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Monthly archive for May 2018

7 Ways to Protect Your Home While You’re on Vacation

The anticipation of a summer vacation is so exciting! Once your lodging, transportation, and sightseeing activities are all lined up, there’s nothing left to do but go, right? Not so fast. There’s one more important detail you should consider before taking off on your summer excursion: your home security. Whether you’ll be gone for a few days or a few weeks, make sure your home is well-protected from a variety of circumstances. From deterring pesky burglars to preventing weather damage, the following tips cover a range of ways to keep home sweet home safe and sound while you’re away. Having

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7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

As the weather heats up, our thoughts turn to fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, and peaceful nights on the patio. Make sure your home is ready for the summer weather by completing these seven summer maintenance tasks. Give the AC unit a tune-up. Just as you would for your furnace in the winter, you’ll want to have your air conditioning unit checked over by a professional before you really need it! Be sure to change your air filter as well. Get ready for outdoor living. Haul out your patio furniture from storage and clean and repair as necessary. Consider whether you

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NAR predicts higher home sales, prices as 2018 continues

Economic strength, wage growth and more opportunities for jobs are expected to help boost the number of home sales and increase home prices in 2018. However, low inventory and weakening affordability is likely to keep these figures from accelerating rapidly. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) presented his 2018 midyear forecast at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo recently, stating that a moderate, multiyear increase in home sales and home prices is most likely in our future. After jumping 3.8 percent in 2016, existing home sales only gained 1.1 percent to 5.5 million

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