April 2019

Selling in April Could Save You Time and Money, Realtor.com Reports

March 20, 2019 | Liz Dominguez

Sellers are often faced with a difficult question: "When should I list my home for sale?" Each season has its own pros and cons. The winter months, for example, are slower so there is less inventory competition. The spring market, however, is abuzz with new buyers coming out in full force. For the best answer, the question needs to be expanded to "When should I list my home for sale if I live in XXX?", because according to a new realtor.comĀ® report, location is key.

Based on several factors-including trends in median listing prices, property views on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market and the number of listings on the market in the last three years-realtor.com determined that the best time to sell, on average, is the first week of April. Why? Competition is still low, but buyers are out in droves, snapping up homes and driving up home values.


Avoid Home Insurance Claims With These Spring Cleaning Tips

March 18, 2019 | Kacey Bradley

With warmer weather comes the opportunity to get your home in top shape. Performing spring maintenance on your home isn't just fixing up its appearance or sanitizing the property. Cleaning can also prevent damages and fortify your living area.

A safer home means it's less likely you'll have to file a home insurance claim, and that's more than enough reason to start your spring cleaning projects. Check out these tips for productive spring cleaning.

1. Check Kitchen and Bathroom Caulk
To mitigate water damage, keep an eye on the caulk around your home. Over time, the caulk in your bathroom and kitchen can deteriorate, producing cracks. These cracks can lead to leaks, and water contamination can spread within minutes.

Water damage causes your claim costs to skyrocket, but when you stay aware of the condition of your caulk you can prevent or minimize destructive effects. Regularly recaulk your bathtubs, showers and sinks to maintain your house's plumbing system.

2. Clean out the Dryer Lint Hose
Lint can easily clog the hose on your dryer, even if you meticulously clean it from the lint trap. This buildup can make your dryer less effective, and it raises the risk of a household fire. Dryer lint is extremely flammable, and a single spark can ignite this material.

Each year, homeowners report 2,900 clothes-dryer-related fires, which cause an estimated five deaths and 100 injuries. Reduce this danger by inspecting the hose and wiping out residual lint.

3. Change Detector Batteries
Detectors are vital warning systems that ensure the safety of you and your family, so be sure to inspect them year round. Approximately twice a year, exchange old batteries for new ones. It takes only a few minutes to replenish both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during your spring cleaning.

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