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If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because there’s a lot that can influence mortgage rates. Here are just […]

If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may encounter up front. And to do that, always turn to trusted real estate professionals. […]

Autumn Pest-Proofing: Your Essential Guide for a Pest-Free Fall Season in Minnesota As the vibrant hues of summer foliage transform into the golden tapestry of autumn, homeowners in Minnesota and Wisconsin should also prepare for a less welcome seasonal change: the influx of fall pests. Housley Homes is here to share valuable insights on what […]

One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why. There aren’t enough homes available for sale, but that shortage isn’t just a […]

Consider this your fall cleaning and maintenance checklist to prepare your home—for colder weather. Gutters According to Kathy Cohoon, the director of franchise operations of Two Maids, it is highly recommended to clean your gutters twice a year – once in spring and again in fall. Cleaning your gutters in the fall is particularly important […]

The rising cost of just about everything from groceries to gas right now is leading to speculation that more people won’t be able to afford their mortgage payments. And that’s creating concern that a lot of foreclosures are on the horizon. While it’s true that foreclosure filings have gone up a bit compared to last year, experts […]

Sherwin-Williams has recently unveiled its highly anticipated 2024 paint color trends. Departing from their traditional approach, the brand has introduced the Anthology collection, featuring 48 carefully curated hues across four distinct palettes. This innovative color trend report explores a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from warm reds to richly saturated dark shades. Sue Wadden, the […]

When hosting guests in your home, you want to make them feel comfortable and make a great impression. To ensure a memorable visit, it’s crucial to tidy up and create a welcoming atmosphere. In this post, we’ll explore the top things to tidy up before you have guests. By focusing on these essential tidying tasks […]

Today’s higher mortgage rates, inflationary pressures, and concerns about a potential recession have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to think about the long-term benefits of homeownership when making your decision. Consider this: if you know people who bought a home 5, 10, or even 30 […]

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