CENTURY 21 AA Realty Blog

CENTURY 21 AA Realty Blog

Home Safety: How to Avoid CO Poisoning

Most of us do all we can to keep our families safe in and out of the home. One big risk for families is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In large quantities, carbon monoxide can cause illness or death if not detected and remedied. Young children and the elderly are...

How to Have a Healthier Kitchen

By John VoketMany of us make lofty self-improvement plans in the new year. Some are attainable, and others, not. If your goal is to make healthier choices, you may want to turn first to your kitchen. Here are four ideas to consider incorporating into your kitchen this...

Right Now Is the Time to Make Your Homeownership Dream Come True

By Jameson DorisThe time has finally come. After what has seemed like an eternity for many potential homebuyers, the seller's market appears to be cooling off in many real estate markets across the country.   According to Zillow research, after several years of...

Fall Home Considerations to Make Before Winter

While Spring is the standard time to do a clean sweep of your home, fall is also a great opportunity to examine areas you may have overlooked, refresh any spaces that feel dull, and consider safety measures. Below are four fall items to examine, from MultiVu. Safety...

5 Ways to Prep Your Lawn for Fall

Summer is winding down, and as your grass grows even greener, it's time to start thinking about how you can prepare it for fall, especially if you plan to stage your home for sale. Pay mind to the following tips on late summer lawn care. Aerate the area. Late...

The ABC’s of FHA Loans

By Barbara Pronin Like all mortgage loans, FHA loans require proof of steady income and employment as well as a minimum down payment. But they are attractive to consumers because they are government-backed, offering more attractive interest rates and less stringent...

The Benefits of Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month, “a time to celebrate and promote the modern American Dream of owning a home,” says National Association of REALTORS® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® from Columbia, Mo., and CEO of RE/MAX...

In the Market for a House? A Quick Guide to Home-Buying This Spring

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Creating Appeal: 8 Home Staging Tips That Work

By Barbara Pronin First impressions count – and experienced real estate professionals know that a clean, attractively organized home will pique buyer interest and sell more quickly than its neighbors. “Clients tend to focus not on what the house could potentially...

7 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Heating Bills

(Family Features)--Many homeowners think big when trying to find effective solutions to skyrocketing heating bills, like replacing the furnace or installing new windows, but there are plenty of smaller projects that can make a difference when it comes to your energy...

How-To Take Control of Your Money in 2018

(Family Features)--Counting calories isn't the only way you can resolve to bring about positive change in your life during the new year. If you're like many Americans, it may be a good time to start counting your way toward better financial health. The past year...

Best Financial Investments for Your Home

By Craig Middleton On popular home improvement shows, people repair or add new features to their homes to add substantial market value in the process. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home or just make improvements for your own enjoyment, some of...

Homeownership Rate Improves for Second Time in 2017

By Suzanne De Vita The homeownership rate improved to 63.9 percent in the third quarter—the second time it has inched up this year, slightly topping 63.7 percent in the second quarter and 63.5 percent this time last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's recent...

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

By John Voket No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. At soundbuilthomes.com,...

Storm on the Way? Make Sure Your Power Tools Are Ready to Roll

From chainsaws to generators, outdoor power equipment can be critical to restoring order and safety in the aftermath of a storm. That’s why it’s critical to prepare your equipment now. Here are some steps to take from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). Make...

How to Work With Clients Who Are Using a Power of Attorney

By Deborah Kearns Under extenuating circumstances, buyers or sellers may need a Power of Attorney authorizing someone else to act on their behalf in a real estate transaction. It’s critical for agents to understand how to process a transaction when the buyer or seller...

Refresh Your Home, Room by Room

(Family Features)--Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It's also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment. Tackle the project room by room with these tips from...

Home Security Systems: What to Know before Buying

By Barbara ProninEveryone wants to protect their home, their property, and most of all, their families. In fact, market research suggests the home security business is growing at a rate of about 9 percent a year. But home security systems are not all alike. Some...

Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

By Maria PattersonFor many, a small, pricey hotel room is no way to vacation. Many would prefer instead the space and creature comforts of a home away from home. Renting a home, however, is not like booking a hotel.  Hotels come with a lot of predictability in terms...

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