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Seven Safety Tips for Your New Home

When you first move into your new home it is a good idea to take care of a few small things that can make a big difference when it counts.
1.Change the locks on all your exterior doors.Unless your house is brand new you never know how many strangers may have a key to your front door.
2.Replace the batteries in all the smoke detectors in the house.Record the date in your calendar so you will remember to do the same thing next year!
3.Unless your heating/air units are new, have the vents and filters cleaned or replaced.

Americans More Confident in Housing Than Ever Before

Americans More Confident in Housing Than Ever Before -

Americans are more confident about their housing prospects than ever before, with more believing now is “a good time” to buy or sell a home, according to the just-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), which hit high point after high point in February.

“The latest post-election surge in optimism puts the HPSI at its highest level since its starting point in 2011,” says Doug Duncan, chief economist and senior vice president at Fannie Mae. “Millennials showed especially strong increases in job confidence and income gains—a necessary precursor for increased housing demand from first-time homebuyers.”

7 Ways to Combat Clutter in the New Year

The New Year is the time for a fresh start.It brings a feeling of starting over, and an opportunity to improve all areas of your life. In the New Year, take some time to complete projects you’ve been putting off for months. You can create an even better home for you and your family by decluttering and organizing your home.

Follow these tips for easy and quick ways to de-clutter your home.

1. Keep things at arms reach:Keep items you use daily somewhere where they can be easily reached, whether that’s in a basket, on a shelf, or in a cabinet. Store everything that is used sparingly on a higher shelf or in the garage or attic. It will be easier to find what you need when you need it.