Time to Buy Again

"After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing," proclaims Fortune magazine, one of the world's premier business publications, in its April cover story.

Adequate Insulation?

Yes, it’s spring – really – even though it hasn’t felt like it. Maryland is showing about 1” over normal rainfall and it seems much cooler when the sun doesn’t shine as much. The cold winter months are officially behind us but the hot summer days are just around the corner. Here is an interesting article about determining if you have adequate insulation in your attic. This is an easy and relatively cheap way to cut down on heating and cooling bills so take a quick look and see how you measure up.

How to Fix Squeaky Floors Under Carpeting – Also known as “Squeaky Floors Drive Me Crazy!”

Let’s face it; we’ve all dealt with squeaky flooring in our homes. In fact, you’re probably dealing with it right now! The condition is usually caused by wood rubbing on wood due to loose subflooring. This occurs as your home ages and the wood in the subfloor and joists dries out. When carpet is removed it’s fairly easy to get out a drill and shoot a few screws into the offending area. That usually settles things down. However, the remedy is more elusive once carpet is installed and access to the floor underneath is limited. Check out this link for information on a handy tool that will help you kill the squeaks. I am going to buy and test drive it. I’ll let you know how it works!