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Air Conditioner Issues Q: The second story of my house is much warmer in the summer months than the lower level. Why is this, and what can I do to reduce the temperature difference between the upstairs and downstairs? Cooling the upstairs of a home can be difficult — especially if the HVAC air … [Read more...]

6 Shocking Money Pits Hiding in Your Home

When people refer to their homes as "money pits," it generally conjures up stark and terrifying images of a huge chasm in the floor, sucking down dollars (thanks, Tom Hanks). And the reality is that the classic big-ticket home problems, such as a faulty foundation or flooding basement, … [Read more...]

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there's another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because … [Read more...]

Utilities Add 25% to Homeownership Costs

There’s a reason utility bills feel like they’re taking a bigger bite out of households’ budgets. On average, utility costs—electricity natural gas, water, and sewer—add 25 percent to monthly housing costs for homeowners and 21 percent to housing costs for renters, according to a newly … [Read more...]

More Americans Think Selling Is a Good Idea

Selling is sounding more appealing. The percentage of Americans who reported now is a good time to sell zoomed to a record high in May, according to Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index, based on a survey of about 1,000 Americans on their views about the housing market. Meanwhile, the … [Read more...]

Fannie to Loosen Mortgage Requirements

Government-sponsored financing giant Fannie Mae will ease its requirements next month, raising its debt-to-income ceiling from 45 percent to 50 percent on July 29. The move could pave the way for a larger number of new buyers to qualify for a mortgage, particularly millennials who may be saddled … [Read more...]

18 LOCUST AVENUE FREDERICKSBURG , PA 17026

Nice rancher on large lot with 1-1/2 car garage, fully finished basement (Guest suite) and more home for sale.  MLS 267211  -  $160,000  - Under contract in LESS than 5 DAYS! … [Read more...]

5 Crucial Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Sellers Before Moving In

Moving into a home you've just bought is exciting—and sometimes exasperating. That's because, although you might love your new place, you don't know it all that well—which means that sooner or later, you're bound to end up in a situation where you're floundering cluelessly with the circuit … [Read more...]

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle soon

School's out, the days are long, and the weather's getting toasty. We get it—your vacation is beckoning. (So's ours.) But before you slather yourself with SPF 75 and reach for a piña colada, do yourself a favor and tackle a few maintenance projects. A little pain now means a big gain … [Read more...]

Big Screen, small Budget: How to build a Home Theater on the cheap

How to build a home a nice home theater on a budget. How to Build a Home Theater Quickly and Cheaply … [Read more...]