January 3, 2017 rummy

Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pick a pro who knows your local market and can help you navigate the housing market!   www.NYREEX.com  

August 1, 2016 rummy

  Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You Need an Expert Guide if You Are Traveling a Dangerous Path The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You need a true expert to guide you through the dangerous pitfalls that currently exist. Finding a home that is priced appropriately and ready for you to move in to can be tricky. An agent listens to your…

December 1, 2015 rummy

  Last week, an article in the Washington Post discussed a new ‘threat’ homebuyers will soon be facing: higher mortgage rates. The article revealed: “The Mortgage Bankers Association expects that rates on 30-year loans could reach 4.8 percent by the end of next year, topping 5 percent in 2017. Rates haven’t been that high since the recession.” How can this impact the housing market? The article reported that recent analysis from Realtor.com found that – “…as many as 7% of people who applied for a mortgage during the first half of the year would have had trouble qualifying if rates rose by half a percentage point.”…

October 2, 2015 rummy

the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor space. Gather your friends and family and make the most of the cooler season with one of these fun outdoor ideas. Gather Around the Fire — From a portable fire bowl to an elaborate built-in structure, there are fire pit designs to fit every budget. (Your town may have rules on where or if you can build a fire pit, so check ordinances first.) Use your fire feature to roast marshmallows or stay warm while you swap stories under the stars. Host a Movie Night — Revive the drive-in movie concept in your…

September 18, 2015 rummy

8 Things People With Spotless Toilet, Shower and Sink Do Every DayIf the bathroom is your least favorite space in your entire home to clean, we hear you. It’s messy, germy, and sometimes smelly. But what if we told you by adopting a few daily habits you can actually clean this room less often and it will be ​way ​easier? These are a few of the things people with clean bathrooms do every day: 1. They make a point of emptying the trash can. Even the smallest amount of garbage can leave a room smelling foul and looking cluttered. Instead of letting trash pile up, do as Patty Vila does:…

September 17, 2015 rummy

Just as every mother believes her son is a handsome devil, we homeowners tend to see the best in our houses—or at least we become comfortably familiar with the way they look. Cosmetic fixes can put a prettier face on a plain-Jane home, and the bill doesn’t have to hurt.But let’s face it, to the objective eye, not every man is George Clooney and not every house is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. There are a lot of drab, even downright gloomy façades out there, especially among homes that were built shortly after World War II, when many builders abandoned…

September 17, 2015 rummy

Having a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term investment. But don’t jump in blindly. Here are eight considerations to make before plunking down on a vacation home: Spend Time There First Don’t even think of buying a vacation home until you’ve visited the area a few times. It sounds basic, but you better be sure you simply adore and can’t get enough of that beach town, ski village, or country ranch before you commit to buying there, since you’ll be spending a great deal of your free…

September 15, 2015 rummy

Use these 10 tips to increase your home’s curb appeal and find out how an attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to its value.A light blue house with arched front door at the end of a brick walkway also boasts a front-yard cottage-style landscaped garden, complete with various flowers and plants, and a white picket fence. Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. Yet often a home’s outdoor landscaping is overlooked, or underdone, in the preparation for the sales process. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as…

September 11, 2015 rummy

Don’t Fall For Real Estate Scams and HoaxesThe public is often warned to watch out for things like identity theft and Internet scams, but there’s a good chance they don’t think much about the risk of becoming a victim of a real estate hoax. Looking for just the right place to live, whether you’re renting or buying, is stressful enough without having to worry about the possibility of being swindled out of your hard-earned money too.Unfortunately, there are many dishonest people in the world that are just waiting to rip off anyone that will fall for their fraudulent ploys. Shady…

September 10, 2015 rummy

Ever think about becoming a landlord? Read these tips first.Anything can and will happen as a landlord, from destructive tenants to bursting water heaters. So save up for maintenance and probable expenses — and surprises, too.  In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first “starter home” was practically perfect for us. And since we had moved there from a one-bedroom apartment with only two windows and a total of 500 square feet,…