Don’t let Old Man Winter fool you! It may seem like winter has gone easy on us this year, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t do damage to our home and property before it left. Below are some common spring time repairs that could save you hassles on your homeowners insurance. Damaged Gutters: We had a few storms this winter where wind and heavy snow brought tree limbs and debris down into yards and roofs. Spring is a good time to re-check your gutters to prevent water from backin
Making a new neighborhood home can be stressful, but it can also be filled with adventure. In our efforts to be good hosts, neighbors and guests, it makes sense for us all to take a moment to review what's proper and what's not in your home and the home of others. Do: as a new homeowner: · Host your own housewarming party. If you're a new homeowner, invite friends and family over to see the new place. · Be open to learn from neighbors with different cultural backgrounds. ·
The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it's tempting to either just go with the first house that falls in your price range or continue to rent. To help you demystify the process and get the most out of the purchase, we'll examine what you'll need to consider before you buy, what you can expect from the buying process itself, and some handy tips to make life easier after you purchase your first home.
Considerations Before You Buy The first
After record growth in the metro area housing market post-Hurricane Katrina, 2016 saw a slow-down. Experts called it a 'leveling' off. Still, what does that means for the local housing market in 2017? According to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, single-family homes sales flattened in 2016 compared to 2015, with the second half of the year seeing more of a slowdown. Between July 1 and the end of the year, fewer homes sold and they sat longer days on the m