Home Ownership

Community Vendor Spotlight You heard it here, friends! Smith Mechanical kept us from freezing this week, and Environmental Pest Control is going to be making sure the critters are under control from here on out! Make sure to get Smith Mechanical scheduled for your annual furnace service! Click here for the Smith Mechanical website If you deal with […]
Home Ownership Update on Mortgage Forbearance     On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew”, Matthew Gardner provides an update on the mortgage forbearance program and what type of effect we can expect it to have on the US housing market. 
Buying a Home Contractor Pricing for YOU!   Rainy Weekend Plans?! Have you been wanting to get some painting done? I’m excited to extend my personal discount to you! There’s nothing better than supporting a local business {especially right now- when they really need our support}, getting a great deal, AND unmatched customer service! You can get it all by taking my […]
Home Ownership Property Tax Due Date Reminder     For those of you that pay your taxes directly, and do not have a mortgage servicer pay them with your mortgage, property taxes are almost due! This is an extension from the original April 30th due date.
Home Ownership Homeowners Insurance: Protecting Your Home Source: www.blog.windermere.com   In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset. And it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners are […]
Home Ownership A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build Source: www.blog.windermere.com   Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant element […]
Home Ownership Gardening Trends for 2018 Source: www.blog.windermere.com Outdoor living during the spring and summer months is extremely popular. Months of cold, wet winters are followed by glorious spring colors and warm summer days of vivid blue skies. In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.   Wabi-Sabi Leisure […]
Home Ownership February Home Maintenance Check List Source: www.blog.windermere.com It’s February – winter’s not over yet, but spring is right around the corner. If you have cabin fever from being inside, cleaning and freshening up your house can help you get through this last month of winter and be ready to get outside when spring arrives. Once you check these items off […]
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DIY 5 Creative Ways to Dress up a Ceiling Source:www.blog.windermere.com A crisp white ceiling is a classic look, but it’s not the only option for making a room look polished. Here are a few other design considerations to bring some personality to your ceiling. The sky is the limit when it comes to the amount of creativity and beautiful layering you can put into […]
DIY 8 Laundry Room Updates to Fit Any Budget Source: www.blog.windermere.com Hoping to transform your tired laundry room into a sparkling clean, efficiently working space, but without the major costs of a full remodel? By not changing the layout or adding square feet, you can bring costs down while still making meaningful changes to your space. Use this guide to help you decide what […]
Home Ownership Keep Herbs Alive and Well in Winter With These 5 Tactics Source: www.blog.windermere.com Temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean we have to bid farewell to our herb gardens. Cold-hardy herbs, such as chives, mint, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme, can often survive cold-winter temperatures while continuing to produce flavorful foliage, as long as they are provided with some protection or grown indoors. Even herbs […]
DIY 13 Appliance Tips & Hacks for Household Chores source: www.blog.windermere.com   Modern home appliances make our lives so much easier: They tackle dreaded household chores, saving us time and effort. There are lots of ways to use them, however, that you may not have thought of before. From cleaning your ceiling fixtures in the dishwasher to vacuuming your pet, here are 13 little-known […]
Buying a Home Why Owning a Home is Such a Smart Investment Source: www.blog.windermere.com After succumbing to the “Great Recession” ten years ago, the stock market has made a comeback. So, does that mean you should forget about buying a new house and invest in stocks instead? The answer to that question, say experts, depends on your investing savvy, your financial discipline, your age, and your current […]
Buying a Home Why aren’t home builders building more homes? source: www.blog.windermere.com Posted in Inman News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate This article originally appeared on Inman.com    Housing markets all across the U.S. are suffering from serious shortages of homes for sale, and this isn’t expected to change in the foreseeable future. When I think about inventory levels and the fact that […]
Home Ownership Homeowners Insurance: Protecting Your Home Source: Windermere Blog In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset. And it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about two-thirds of all homeowners […]
Home Ownership 6 Master Suite Remodel Rules for Success Source: www.blog.windermere.com Some good friends of ours just finished a master suite remodel. On the whole it went well: on time, on budget and generally to their satisfaction. Still, the process and execution were less than flawless, and as I listened to what didn’t go exactly to plan, I realized that other people could benefit […]