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Happy National Pi Day 3.14.16

Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Home Pi

Did you know that Pi can be used to build and design the perfect circular home?  Use Pi to find….. Circumference: the perimeter, or exterior boundary, of a circular home Did you know? The exterior boundary (circumference) of a circular...

Wedding Bells or Door Bells

Wedding Bells or Door Bells

What’s your preference: wedding bells or door bells? How about both? Interestingly enough, in some states within the United States, the average cost of a wedding can actually be equivalent to a 20% down payment. According to Zillow...

Home Security at your Fingertips

Home Security at your Fingertips

Did you lock the door and shut the garage before you left for work this morning? Are your children safe if you run to the store for a few minutes? Did you lose sleep over that eerie noise you heard last night? You’re not the only one! We’re...

9 Tips to a Higher Home Appraisal

When buying, selling or refinancing, an appraisal is an often overlooked aspect of the transaction.  Appraisals are typically required to assess the property’s value to make sure that it is worth the contract price, and many a real estate...

Keep Money in and the Cold out

Keep the Money In and the Cold Out!

The days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder! There’s only 5 days left until winter begins and hibernation mode sets in. We all dread the bone chilling weather that comes with winter, but with every negative comes a positive:...

When its time to raise the roof | blog.phmc.com

When it’s Time to Raise the Roof

Ignoring something painful or expensive and putting it out of your mind may make you feel better initially, but that doesn’t make it go away. For example, not thinking about a credit card bill doesn’t make it disappear (in fact you’ll...

Warning: Your House is your largest Ash Tray

Your House is your Largest Ashtray

There has been extensive research over the years on tobacco products and the harmful chemicals found in them: arsenic, ammonia, tar, and nicotine to name just a few. The number of cigarette smokers has dropped significantly as research reveals...

Make your Hpme a Baby Safe Zone

Make your Home a Baby Safe Zone

They always say “the tiniest feet make the largest footprints in our hearts.” Though it’s true, babies also give you a run for your money, and of course, your sanity, as you constantly have to stay alert for potential dangers and hazards...

Your American Dream Not Up in SMoke: Fire Prevention Day

Your American Dream NOT Up in Smoke

House fires are accidental, unpredictable, and deadly. They spread fast, and heat and smoke can be just as dangerous as the flames. However, unlike most disasters, fires can be prevented. In honor of National Fire Prevention Day and Week, print...

Put the Neighbor in Neighborly

There are many different types of neighbors: the tattletales, gossipers, one-uppers, eavesdroppers, yard addicts, party animals, and most importantly, the good neighbors. Believe it or not, the human being living next door, irritating or not...

She Said She Wants a She Shed

She Said She Wants a She Shed

Man caves are yesterday’s news. Ladies, now it’s your turn to claim a space that celebrates you—it’s a She Shed! A She Shed is a small space dedicated to yours truly: mom, wife, roommate, or YOU. Relax, read, scrapbook, or watch...

4 Common Mortgage Misconceptions

4 Common Mortgage Misconceptions

It’s a fact that the mortgage industry is complex and ever-changing, so it’s no surprise that there are many misconceptions. Instead of sifting through a sea of information online to get the answers to all of your common questions, check...

Remodeling ROI: Getting Paid Back

Remodeling ROI: Getting Paid Back

TV shows often portray remodeling in a glamorized way. In the long run, will all projects give you the most bang for your buck? We might base our remodeling decisions on desire rather than the overall return of the investment (ROI). Here’s...

Ready or Not, Here They Come

Ready or Not, Here They Come

The term “Millennial” seems to be the topic of conversation lately, and frankly, we have to get used to it. Millennials are about to be more than just a buzzword. This massive generation of approximately 80 million is about to take over the...

Keep Your Ducks in a Row

Keep Your Ducks in a Row

If you’re ready or thinking about taking the plunge into home ownership, it’s crucial that you’re 100% prepared. Keeping your ducks in a row will set you up for smooth sailing when you’re on the hunt. Here’s what you can do to prepare...

Expiration Dates Around the Home

Though your house and your appliances are not living and breathing, each and every item in your home has its own life expectancy.  The price tag on each of these can vary–whether it is the oven in the kitchen, the washer and dryer in the...

Common Home Buying Pitfalls

Common Home Buying Pitfalls

Buying a house is a major milestone, and is one that requires planning and patience. Since this is most likely the biggest purchase you will ever make, it’s understandable that it can be stressful. We have compiled a list of common home...

Don't Just Google It

Don’t Just “Google it”

“Google it.” That seems to be the answer to all of our questions, solutions to our problems, and has replaced the need for human connection for many important components of our lives. The convenience of the internet has made our way of life...

A Townhome Can be Many Different Things

A “townhome” can actually fall into all three categories: condominium (condo), Planned Unit Development (PUD), or a single family, attached home without Homeowner Association (HOA) fees. It can be confusing, we know! If you live in a...

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