Many of you have already slipped away from town, tucking on a few extra days to the weekend. But whether you’re one of those lucky ones, or are working today and just planning to hang out in the back yard with friends tomorrow, we wish you a very happy and very safe Independence Day. And in order to make sure you stay safe, no matter what your plans for the weekend, here are some tips from the Red Cross. It covers fireworks, swimming, and sun. Also, it turns out the Red Cross has a first-aid mobile app. Check out the article, and download it — better safe than sorry!
Sometimes, you don’t have a lot of choice about when you sell your home. Maybe you’re relocating for work, and it has to be sold right now! And this blog has covered several times recently the fact that you shouldn’t try and time the market. But, if you have the luxury of choosing when to sell your home, summer may well be the right choice. @brunc222 is a social-media and web editor over in the U.K., and he’s put together a list of 5 reasons that summer is the best time to sell. And the reasons are equally true on this side of the pond.
Well, it’s taken a long time, but home sales are back at the top! For over a year now, everyone has been claiming recovery, but a “recovery” never feels real until it has surpassed the previous highs. We see it with the stock market all the time. The market “recovers”, but takes a while longer to surpass the previous high. For home sales, we just surpassed the April, 2006, number — the high prior to the Great Recession. Let the good times roll!