As the air goes from crisp to downright chilly, the struggle over how to stay comfortable without overworking the furnace begins. Neighbors brag about how long they held out before turning on the heat, and the thermostat wars pit the cold-tolerant against those who swear they're getting frostbite. But you can keep your home warm without high heating bills this season by preventing drafts. Leaky windows can mean that a portion of your heating costs are literally flying out of the window. Stop drafts, and you stop heating the outdoors. If new windows aren't in the budget, be sure to use these tips to make your windows less drafty this winter.
As we move closer to the New Year, many homeowners and aspiring homeowners wonder what exactly 2021 has in store. No one could have predicted that 2020's pandemic would have such a dramatic, long-lasting impact on nearly every person, place, and industry around the world. One of the industries that has been surprisingly resilient in much of the United States is the real estate industry.
Real Estate in 2021: What to Expect
It's no secret that the holidays are going to be very different this year. If you're feeling a little bit down, consider giving yourself the gift of giving back. After all, studies show that happiness and generosity are connected.
There are so many people in need this year, you'll have no problem finding plenty of opportunities to help out. If you need some inspiration, we've got you covered. Our REALTORS® have gathered a list of some of their favorite local organizations accepting donations or looking for volunteers.
Are you dreaming of selling your home this holiday season? Selling your home during the holidays is a great idea since there are fewer homes on the market and therefore less competition. However, you'll need to stage your home so that it looks subtle and tasteful, with just the right amount of holiday touches. Finding that balance can be tricky!
Luckily, our team has helped many families sell and stage their homes, and that includes during the holidays! Our real estate agents have prepared the following tips to help you this holiday season.