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Spring Cleaning to Enhance Curb Appeal!

Spring is here and it is time to spiff up your home’s exterior and yard! Whether trying to sell your home or not, you’ll want to follow this checklist to get your home ready to be seen:

Yard

Cut the grass and edge the lawn.

Trim bushes and trees, rake leaves.

Add fertilizer / greening agent to lawn and plants.

Weed and mulch flower beds.

Check decorative lawn borders, or install if needed.

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.”