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Falling Mortgage Rates Continue to Boost Housing Affordability

Mortgage rates fell once again this week, making this their sixth straight week of decline and their lowest point since September 2017. This is good news for prospective home buyers, as the drop in rates has generated a corresponding increase in home affordability across the country. It also means that millions of current home owners stand to save thousands of dollars by refinancing their mortgages!

Increase Your Home's Security With These 5 Tips

As summer starts to heat up, it's time to consider something that most people assume will never happen to them: a home burglary. You might not like to think about it, but a burglary occurs about every 13 seconds in the United States for a total of over 2 million per year. Luckily, there are some simple steps that you can take to stop your home from becoming an easy target for a thief on the prowl.

These Are the 6 Keys to a Perfect Outdoor Space

For many people, the warm weather of summer conjures up thoughts of drinks on the deck, grilling on the patio, and evenings spent outside entertaining friends. Of course, you need to actually have a deck, patio, or other outdoor space in order to make these thoughts into reality! If you've resolved to finally build the outdoor space of your dreams this summer, then the planning can seem overwhelming. In this post, you can read about the 6 keys to designing an outdoor space that both you and your guests will love all summer long!