Home Inspections

I remember a story, I heard many years ago, about a first time home buyer, that after looking at the home inspection report was almost in a state of panic. The report said that the GFI’s were not grounded, and that they were worried it was going to cost thousands of dollars to fix this issue. After doing some research, … Read More

* New App * House Hunting on the Go

House hunting on the go has just gotten easier with the new Roushouse.com App available for both Android and iOS. The App Features Search for Listings throughout Indiana View Search Results in a List of Map View Find a listing you like, contact us to view the property View Latest Blog Posts View Newest listings for South Bend, Mishawaka, and … Read More

Hot Housing Trends for 2015

The National Assocation of Realtors recently did a story about housing trends for 2015. Twenty-one trends are mentioned in the article, but seven of the newest trends are highlighted below. 1. Freestanding Tubs – Not clawfoot, but deep tubs excellent for soaking. Contrast this with a survey from earlier this year that said tubs were not popular. 2. Coral Colors … Read More

NAR 2014 Home Buying Trends

The National Association of Realtors recently released The 2014 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. There are many important statistics contained in the report such as what, where, and type of housing that people are buying. One of the most interesting statistics was 48% of people used a mobile or tablet to do house hunting. Considered … Read More

Reducing Drafty Windows and Doors

Tired of having to bundle up in your house from all the cold air drafts. Below is information on how to stop those frigid drafts. Cheap Fixes for Drafty Doors and Windows Insulating Older Home Windows Weatherstripping Doors Insulating Foundation Caulking Draft Walls Need assistance selling or finding an excellent house to purchase, contact us .

Pouring Concrete

Some of the most common construction projects around the house such as, adding a deck, privacy fence, walkway, or patio involve pouring concrete. If not poured correctly, the concrete will not set properly and act as a solid foundation. Below are videos with information on how to properly pour concrete for many different projects. How to Stamp Concrete Making Own … Read More

Organizing The Garage

Sometimes the only space to store outdoor items such as lawnmowers, rakes, and shovels is in the garage. Fitting cars, lawn equipment, and other various items into this space can create a space that is jammed with stuff. Watch the videos below for ideas on how to organize and store equipment in your garage. Garage Organization: Before and After How … Read More

State of Local Housing

The state of the local South Bend/Mishawaka housing market has changed a lot since the Real Estate market collapsed in Late 2008. There have also been many shifts in the location and format of housing people are buying locally. Continue reading below for Demographic and buying trends both nationally and locally. National Housing Demographics Approximately 19.6 million households headed by … Read More

Cleaning Outside of House

When selling a house it is always good to have the inside of the house spotless. The same also holds true for the outside. Watch the videos below for ideas on how to effectively clean the outside of the house. Cleaning Vinyl Siding Removing Moss from a Roof Cleaning gutters with a Power Washer Need assistance selling or finding an … Read More