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Cold Weather Home Protection Tips

Written by EnRoute Team on January 31, 2011

While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your home. Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business -- both as it builds up and as it melts. Check out the most important things to protect your Real Estate.

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You Can Become A Homeowner!

Written by EnRoute Team on January 28, 2011

Realizing the American Dream? For most people, buying a home is one of the most important decisions of their lives. The decision is not usually an easy one. But, trends in home prices and mortgage rates, combined with the tax advantages of home ownership, make this an excellent time to turn the home of your dreams into a reality.

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Upcoming Events for Runners in Indy!

Written by EnRoute Team on January 24, 2011

Events for Runners in Indianapolis! Run for your life...

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Use the Season to Your Home Selling Advantage!

Written by EnRoute Team on January 11, 2011

While summer is generally known as the peak season for home sales activity, the winter can also offer great advantages for sellers – such as less competition from other sellers. With a little effort, you can use the season to your home-selling advantage.

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January 2011 Market Update

Written by EnRoute Team on January 10, 2011

The housing market is recovering. As more home buyers are taking advantage of the improved affordability conditions. With mortgage rates hovering around recent record lows and home prices having generally stabilized, economists are expecting an upward trend to a healthy and sustainable level in 2011.

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Home Safety Tips

Written by The EnRoute Team on January 7, 2011

The National Safety Council offers the following list of safety items that should be found in every home—but this list is not all-inclusive. Consumers should know that the age and layout of their home; extra amenities such as whirlpool tubs, pools or fireplaces; and the age, sex, body build and health of the occupants of the home can all dictate additional safety needs. Adding any of these items to your home, increases your chances of emerging from a domestic accident free of injury and fatality, and can even reduce the chance of property damage...

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Life Expectancy of Household Appliances

Written by EnRoute Team on January 5, 2011

Have you ever wondered how long your household appliance will last for or when it will be time to replace it? We've gathered a list from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economics Department to tell you just how many years you can expect your appliances to last!

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Heat Pump vs. Traditional System

Written by smallbox on January 3, 2011

Unlike a traditional heating system that draws air from inside your home and feeds it to the furnace where it is heated, a heat pump transfers heat from outside air, or other sources, into the home. During summer months, the heat pump transfers heat from inside your home to the outside. This allows a heat pump to operate as a furnace and an air conditioner depending on outside air temperature.

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