Archive November 2020
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5 Crucial Cold Weather Tips for Preparing Your House for Winter
Our winterizing your home checklist will help you keep your house cozy and safe from winter’s frigid assault.
Winter drafts can drive up your energy bill — and detract from the cozy vibe you want inside your home when it’s cold outside — if your windows have any air leaks. But by reducing drafts you can lower your home’s energy costs by up to 20% per year, according to the U.S. Energy Department, while also making your living space more comfortable.
Here are five simple solutions (all under $8!) that will allow you to insulate your windows quickly:
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The Urgency in Selling Home Comfort for Holiday 2020
All of this time at home working, schooling or just stressing has led to nearly 7 in 10 consumers (69 percent) saying they “just want to curl up in a cozy bed/blanket right now,” according to the September Coronavirus Response Survey. For 86 percent of consumers, quality sheets and bedding aid in better sleep, according to the 2020 Home Textiles survey. And 73 percent say 100 percent cotton is important in home textiles, as they see the role fiber plays in softness, quality, function and comfort. Further, 78 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for quality.
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As the real-estate market heats up, here’s how first-time buyers can keep their cool
Smart strategies to avoid overspending or buying the wrong house in a competitive market
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Why This Winter's 'Slow' Home-Selling Season May Be Hotter Than Ever.
Winter is traditionally real estate's slow season. Between the cold weather and the holidays, the housing market typically plunges into a hibernation of sorts, with both buyers and sellers shelving any major real estate moves until spring.
So if you've assumed you should put your home-selling plans on hold until spring, read on for a surprising reality check on all the reasons this winter could be a great time to put your house on the market.
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