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CENTURY 21 H.S.V. Realty's Blog

Weaker Economic Data Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac reports 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 4.41% last week.

Weaker Economic Data Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower -

The average for fixed-rate mortgages fell this week on signs of a softening economy, Freddie Mac reports. 

[NAR Daily News Magazine]

Fall Home Maintenance Tip: Caulking & Sealing

This is a good time, while the weather is still relatively nice, to walk around the exterior of your home with some color-matched exterior caulk.

Check around all the areas between the trim and siding, around window and door frames, and where pipes and wires enter your house.  Any places you find where the caulking has broken down or looks like it's going to break down, remove it and replace it with fresh sealant.  Follow the manufacturer's directions for the specific product you are using.

Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the most important of the fall maintenance jobs . . . not to mention the potential air leaks that may create winter drafts and waste precious energy.  

Don't know much about caulking?  Here is a helpful video from Gimme-Shelter.

Fall Home Maintenance Tip: Storing Your Mower

Before storing your mower for the winter, perform the following maintenance to ensure your mower is ready to start right up and run smoothly next Spring.

  • Clean the mower from top to bottom, and turn it on its side to clean out all the accumulated grass from the mower deck.
  • Add fuel stabilizer to the gas in your mower as well as the gas in your gas cans.  Fuel stabilizer prevents the gasoline from degrading and potentially damaging internal engine parts.  Then run the mower for 5 minutes to make sure the stabilizer reaches the carburetor.
  • Remove the spark plug and pour a capful of engine oil into the spark plug hole.  Then pull the starter cord a few times to distribute the oil to keep pistons lubricated.

Hot Springs Village Resort

Hot Springs Village, a recreational resort community in Arkansas' Ouachita Mountains, near Lake Ouachita National Park, is the largest gated community in the U.S. encompassing 40.7 square miles.

Hot Springs Village offers year-around golfing at 9 professionally designed golf courses, 15 professionally surfaced tennis courts, fishing, boating, water-skiing, and swimming in 11 pristine recreational lakes, over 20 miles of walking trails, 200+ clubs and fraternal organizations, and many more activities for all ages.

The Hot Springs Village lifestyle has attracted people from all 50 states and numerous countries around the world. Homes in Hot Springs Village vary from very affordable townhomes to affluent waterfront retreats, with an average sale price of approximately $180,000.

When compared to other full-service resort communities, Hot Springs Village fares as one of the most affordable places to live in the country!  Come vacation in Hot Springs Village . . . you just may decide to stay for a lifetime!