Ways to help you save energy and lower bills

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Temperatures are rising which means your utility bills likely are on the rise too. With the average American spending about $200 per month on energy, most are looking for ways to decrease those costs any way they can. Not using air conditioning is an unrealistic option, so there are other updates and changes you can make to save money and …

The nuisances of landlord and tenant relationships

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One of the major reasons tenants choose to rent instead of buy is to avoid maintenance and repair costs. Though the long-run savings might not be worth it, sometimes the immediate ones are a better choice for some people. While most maintenance and repair costs fall on the home or building owner, there may be times when it is the …

Lynchburg region sees shortage of houses for sale

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There were 904 active listings on the market at the end of the first quarter throughout the Lynchburg Association of Realtors footprint, an 18% decline compared to 2019 with 195 fewer active listings. The supply in the region’s housing market has been declining rapidly for several years. The inventory in the market now is less than half the level it …

Lynchburg area home sales surge in first quarter

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The surge in sales transactions and rising home prices this quarter led to a large increase in total sold dollar volume in the Lynchburg Association of Realtors housing market. There was about $170 million in sold volume across the association’s footprint in the first quarter, an 18% jump from last year, which is a gain of nearly $26 million in …

Unsteady job growth affects housing market

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Job growth has been unsteady in the Lynchburg area, though there have been fairly good economic gains in 2018 and 2019. The health care and social assistance sector has been a driver of the regional economy, though there also have been gains in the construction and arts, entertainment and recreation sectors. Unemployment has been very low in the Lynchburg area, …

Ways to help reduce moisture in your home

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As temperatures begin to rise and along with it humidity levels, it is important to keep an eye on moisture levels in your home. Mold growth, pest infestations, and many other issues can rise from too much moisture. While there may or may not be an odor, excess moisture is something to address as quickly as possible. If you notice …

Tips to help you get started gardening from home

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At the beginning of the year, millions of households already had their own gardens started but – it should come as no surprise – those numbers are on the rise. With everything going on in the world, the idea of not having to leave the comfort of your home for sustenance is quite appealing. Not only is gardening a great …

Tips for buying or selling homes during a pandemic

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While it may only be temporary, the COVID-19 pandemic is touching everyone’s life in one way or another. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home, this can be a frightening time. With calls for social distancing and many businesses temporarily closing their doors, there is a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to real …