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Home Renovations - are they for you?

HOME Paint Colors

HOME Paint Colors HOME Paint Colors.  Can Changing Your Kitchen Paint Color Help You Eat Better? Trying to eat healthier and maybe lose a little weight before bathing suit season? Repainting your kitchen might help. Ever since researchers discovered a particular shade of pink calmed inmates at the Naval Correction Center, psychologists have examined the…

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Insects – Ant or Termite?

Insects – Ant or Termite?  There’s nothing like having a swarm of flying insects in your yard (or worse yet in your house) to suddenly make you realize how important it is to be able to tell the difference between a termite and a flying ant. Mistaking a swarm of termites for flying ants can…

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Home Renovations - are they for you?

Home Renovations for Elderly Relative

Home Renovations for Elderly Relative.  When an older relative decides to join your household, these five projects belong on the top of your to-do list: 1. In the bathroom, have a carpenter install safety rails in the tub and put up a grab bar that also functions as a towel rack. Neglect to do this…

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economy

Monitoring Key Economic Indicators

Monitoring key economic indicators over time should help you understand the signals the economy is sending. While you may not make financial decisions with certainty, understanding the economy should help you make decisions, such as which investments to purchase and sell, when to lock in mortgage rates, and when to purchase major durable goods, with…

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Admit to your weight or credit card balance

Home Owner’s Deductions?

Home Owner’s Deductions? Home Owner’s Deductions? A tax simplification plan recently announced by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. David Camp (R-Mich.) would take away many of the deductions you use if you’re a homeowner who itemizes. In place of those deductions, Camp would give you a larger standard deduction. Political pundits predict the…

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Lake Waubeeka CT: A Hidden Treasure Found

Lake Waubeeka CT: A Hidden Treasure Found   Lake Waubeeka is perfectly nestled on top of 600 acres of verdant woodlands in Danbury CT.  Surprisingly, Lake Waubeeka remains unknown to many, making it southern Danbury’s hidden treasure. The residents of this private gated community of only 250+ homes enjoy the privacy and tranquility that can…

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Home Prices on the Increase!

Home Prices on the Increase!

Home Prices on the Increase! Home Prices on the Increase! Worried that this spring’s rising home prices are creating another housing market bubble? Top real estate analyst Mark Fleming of CoreLogic says his research pops that theory. To predict future housing prices, CoreLogic looked at the relationship between income and home prices. In the long…

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