Ways To Make Your Appliances More Efficient

No one wants to dread their energy bills each and every month, and one of the best ways to cut costs is to take a fresh look at appliances. Appliances throughout the home can consume an exceptional amount of gas, water, and electricity, and this is one reason that every homeowner should take a look…

A Snapshot in Time: All About Home Values

Is your home worth $250,000? One million? One dollar? You have to know this before you list it, or you’re going to end up getting ripped off, regardless of what the listing price is. Buyers almost never pay full price these days, and so knowing what the market will bear will let you put more…

Ask the Expert: What Do Changes Proposed By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mean for Real Estate?

Today’s “Ask the Expert” column features Marvin Stone, CFPB Program 
Manager for Stewart. Q: What do the recently proposed changes announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mean for today’s buyers and sellers? A: The recently proposed changes announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—also known as the CFPB or Bureau—are good news for professionals…

No Vacancies

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on the radio on Friday that New Yorkers are lucky to live in a city where apartments are so hard to find. “Somebody said that there’s not enough housing,” he said. “That’s a good sign. As fast as we build, more people want to live here.” Mr. Bloomberg acknowledged that affordable…

Keep Your Home Healthy: Use a Whole-House Humidifier

(BPT)—Dry, winter air causes numerous problems that can adversely affect the health and comfort of your family. Many of these issues materialize indoors, where countless people suffer from dry noses, cracked, itchy skin and sore throats. These health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity (RH) of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought…

5 Tips for Independent Contractor Agreements

What should your independent contractor agreements contain? While hiring an independent contractor (as opposed to an employee) may seem like an easier option,drafting a binding agreement is still necessary and can provide you, the employer, with legal protection. Independent contractors can be very beneficial for a small business owner, and can often save you money when…