Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
If you love apples, there's a good chance you love apple crisp. The question is, do you like it with vanilla ice cream or without?
This week, Premium Realty Group agent Jennifer Popalisky is sharing her delicious yet simple apple crisp recipe! It's an autumn staple 'round here. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!
Jennifer's Apple Crisp
4 cups sliced cooking apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1 cup oats, uncooked
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 375.
Place apples in greased baking dish and sprinkle lemon juice over apples. Combine dry ingredients and melted butter, mixing until crumbly. Pour mixture over apples and bake for 30 minutes at 375.
Serve with ice cream if desired.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
(Photo by Keagan Henman)
Summer didn't ease us into fall this year, did it? Remember when it went from 75 degrees to 38 degrees all in the same day? Pretty harsh. And now snow is coming!
Since you didn't have a lot of time to adjust, we thought we'd share a list of some of the important ways to winterize your home and yard, before winter sets in.
Doors and Windows - Replace worn out weather stripping and broken glass. Weather stripping and caulking helps keep your house weather tight, and lowers your heating and cooling bills. Install storm windows or use window insulation kits.
Ceiling Fans - Reverse your ceiling fan blades to keep the warm air down. Blades should turn clockwise.
Gutters - Maintain and clean your gutters by removing all debris so water can properly drain.
Roof - Replace damaged shingles. If you have a fireplace, check for gaps around the flashing.
Water Heater - Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket.
Furnace - H ...
Monday, October 28, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Next Year
The Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac indicates that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have recently hovered just above 3.5%. This is great news for buyers in the market right now, because low interest rates increase your purchasing power – but don’t wait! Most experts predict rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
This week, our pumpkin spice-loving agent Kelley Snyder shares her super easy, super sweet, and super simple four-ingredient pumpkin dip! With all the flavor of pumpkin pie in a party-pleasing presentation, this one is sure to become a new autumn favorite. Perfect timing, Kelley!
Kelley's Pumpkin Fluff Dip
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 package (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix, and spice in a large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in Cool Whip. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Serve with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies.
Get festive and serve dip in a hollowed-out small, fresh pumpkin!
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
(Photo Credit: Christopher Burns)
In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer.
We are, however, in anything but a “normal market” right now. The media is full of stories about an impending recession, a trade war with China, and constant political upheaval. Each of these potential situations could dramatically impact the real estate market. To successfully navigate the landscape today, you need more than an experienced guide. You need a ‘Real Estate Sherpa!’
A Sherpa is a “member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering.”&n ...