12 Tips to Protect Your Home and Car From Vacation Burglary

Americans report two million burglaries each year, and about two cars are stolen every minute in the U.S., according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There are a number of ways burglars find their next target, but your property becomes particularly vulnerable when your family leaves for vacation. Fortunately, some simple changes to your pre-vacation…

Paying Off Your Mortgage

If you are looking to pay off your mortgage earlier than you initially planned, there are multiple ways to get this done. Before you begin, check with your bank to make sure there are no hidden fees or charges for paying early. Refinance your Mortgage A good way to put a dent into paying off a…

Survival Skills

Here are some useful tips to help homeowners fix common household issues. Fix a leaky faucet Usually due to a bad washer or cartridge in the handle.  Turn off the water supply (under the sink), and cover the drain so no small parts can go down it.  Pop the cover on the handles, remove the screw,…

Are You Considering Renovating Your Home?

Renovating your home is exciting but it does come with a few surprises and overlooked expenses. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty wants to give you the opportunity to complete your dream renovation, CLICK HERE to find out more information on the BHHS $50,000 HGTV Fixer Upper Sweepstakes. You have until June 15th to enter. In the meantime, here are some…

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME

Now that spring has officially arrived, it is time to put your heavy winter blankets away, open up the curtains and let the light in. If you are looking to place your house on the market or are a homeowner, here are five simple and cost effective ways to brighten up your home.   Swap your Light…

5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Whether you have just moved into your new home or have been a homeowner for a while, hosting a holiday party is stressful. You want to impress your guests and the last thing you need is a problem you can’t fix. Imagine you’re preparing to host your holiday party, and you’re past the point of…

Get the Most Out of Your Home with Tax Deductions

Tax season is here and now it is time for you to get the most out of all the hard work you contributed last year. If you’re a current homeowner, I have some good news for you; tax breaks are available. You can deduct many home-related expenses, but make sure to consult with a tax…

Fall in Love with your Home!

Love is in the air this February so let’s rekindle the love and romance you share for your home. Ask yourself these questions: Do you feel at ease when you go home? Does the appearance of your house put a smile on your face? If you are feeling a little down with your home, we…

Homeowner Survival Skills

Sooner or later, little things around your home will start to go wrong.  Use this information to help you correct these common mishaps. Fix a leaky faucet Usually due to a bad washer or cartridge in the handle.  Turn off the water supply (under the sink), and cover the drain so no small parts go…