Website information helps you maintain, enhance home value


Homeowners who appreciate the long-term value of owning a home have a powerful new online resource at their fingertips., developed by the National Association of Realtors, aims to help homeowners maintain and enhance the value of their home.

HouseLogic takes owning a home to the next level, partnering with consumers to encourage more empowered and responsible homeownership – something Realtors have been doing for more than 100 years. The Web site leverages NAR’s resources to provide insights, wisdom and tools to help homeowners make informed decisions about their home and the communities in which they live.

HouseLogic is different than most of today’s home-related Internet resources in that it allows homeowners to plan and organize home improvement projects and track estimates of added value. Homeowners can customize the Web site to match their home project ambitions as well as their geographic location.

The free Web site provides timely articles and news; home improvement advice and how-to’s; and tax, finance and insurance information. Registered users can save important information, create to-do lists and set project reminders. They can decide how much money they want to spend or save on their projects and set their priorities, such as increasing the value of their home or improving their neighborhood. Users can also share their own insights and experiences.

HouseLogic also empowers homeowners who want to become more actively involved in shaping their communities. The site provides tools and insights into how to effect change and address community concerns, like establishing a neighborhood watch program, building a community playground, or participating in city or county planning efforts.

In addition, HouseLogic will keep homeowners informed of national issues that may affect them. In the current market, I suggest we all take advantage of this tool provided free to us. It can be invaluable in helping us keep in touch with the direction we want to take in our neighborhoods. Also, it will give you insight into which projects will give you more bang for your buck.

From time to time, NAR may ask homeowners on the site to lend their voice and support to legislation or policies that may impact them as homeowners, on issues like mortgage interest deduction, eminent domain or green initiatives.They can choose whether or not to partner with us – it’s up to them. Whatever the scope of their interest – whether big picture or closer to home, so to speak – consumers can use HouseLogic to make the most out of homeownership.

Take the time to visit and explore this free sight and see how it can help you, starting today. This is another great reason to use a Realtor and see just what the National Association of Realtors does to assist the public as well as all its members.

The Fayette County Board of REALTORS, is a voluntary professional association of approximately 500 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout the county and surrounding areas. FCBR is the local advocate for the real estate industry in Fayette county, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public’s awareness and confidence in REALTORS.