Here is a list of tasks for inside and outside the home.
Outdoor Home Maintenance-
1. Power Wash Your Driveway and Sidewalks
A great place to start with summer home maintenance is to thoroughly inspect and clean your sidewalks, deck, patio, and driveway. The key to cleaning these areas is to use a pressure washer. Before you start power washing, checking these areas for cracks and weeds is a good idea. Once you have given everything a full inspection, wash away all the dirt, mold, and grime.
If you don't own one, you can check with your local home improvement store about renting a pressure washer.
2. Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
It is best to do a soft washing for screens, outdoor wood furniture, and cedar, wood, or vinyl siding.
Media coverage about what’s happening with home prices can be confusing. The confusion comes from the type of data used and what they choose to draw attention to. For home prices, two methods to compare home prices over different periods: year-over-year (Y-O-Y) and month-over-month (M-O-M) are the data. Here’s an explanation of each.
This comparison measures the change in home prices from the same month or quarter in the previous year. For example, if you’re comparing Y-O-Y home prices for April 2023, you would compare them to the home prices for April 2022.
Y-O-Y comparisons focus on changes over one year, providing a more comprehensive view of long-term trends. They are usually useful for evaluating annual growth
During the fourthquarter of last year, many housing experts predicted home prices would crash this year. Here are a few of those forecasts:
Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of Business:
"I expect housing prices to fall 10% to 15%, and the prices are accelerating on the downside."
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics:
"Buckle in. Assuming rates remain near 6.5% and the economy skirts recession, national house prices will fall almost 10% peak-to-trough. Most of those declines will happen sooner rather than later. And house prices will fall 20% if there is a typical recession."
"Housing is already cooling in the U.S., according to July data last week. As
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Today’s mortgage rates are top-of-mind for many homebuyers right now. As a result, if you’re thinking about buying for the first time or selling your current house to move into a home that better fits your needs, you may be asking yourself these two questions:
Why Are Mortgage Rates So High?
When Will Rates Go Back Down?
Here’s the context you need to help answer those questions.
Why Are Mortgage Rates So High?
The supply and demand for mortgage-backed securities (MBS) influence the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. The supply and demand for mortgage-backed securities (MBS). According to Investopedia:
“Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are investment products similar to bonds. Each MBS consists of a bundle of home loans and
Here's what you should know if you're trying to decide if now's the time to sell your house. First, the limited number of homes available now gives you a significant advantage. That's because there are more buyers out there than homes for sale. And, with so few homes on the market, buyers will have fewer options, so you set yourself up to get the most eyes possible on your house.
Here's what industry experts are saying about why selling now has its benefits:
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR):
"Inventory levels are still at historic lows. Consequently, multiple offers are returning on a good number of properties."
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