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COVID-19 Update From Century 21 American Homes

There is no higher priority to our entire Century 21 American Homes Family than the safety of our employees, agents, clients and their families. We are following the CDC on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In additional to federal and local government guidelines and recommendations we have […]

For a Safer Home: How to Clean Your Dryer Vents

You may think you have all the bases covered when it comes to fire safety at home, but have you considered your clothes dryer? Clothes dryers are responsible for nearly 15,000 house fires each year, and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of dryer fires is a build-up of lint […]

3 Renovations That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

If you’ve decided to place your home on the market, you likely want it to sell as quickly as possible. Partially, this is for your own convenience. More importantly, though, the longer that a house sits on the market, the lower its final price tends to be. Therefore, before you list your home, you need […]

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

A fixer-upper might have a lot more problems than you think. The last thing you want to do is purchase a home that ends up costing you more to fix than you calculated for. So before you spend a lot of your time and money on a fixer-upper, you need to know the questions to ask […]

Prep Your Gutters for Winter Weather

While you may have taken care of a variety of tasks in order to button up your home for winter weather—from replacing weather stripping to closing-up the fireplace—chances are, you neglected your gutters. The problem is, ignored, clogged or underperforming gutters have the potential to wreak havoc on your home during the coldest months of […]

Here’s Why You Should Buy a Home During the Winter

With the holidays over, heading into the coldest months of the year, many people might assume that now is a terrible time to buy a home. However, now is the best time to score a deal on that dream house! Here are a few reasons why it may be in your best interest to buy a house this winter: Motivated […]

5 Home Materials That Look Better with Age

If we’re being honest, some home materials can simply stand the test of time better than others. This is especially true if your house is exposed to a harsh climate or undergoes the everyday wear and tear that comes with kids and pets running around. While some materials are at their best when they’re shiny […]

First Time Buyers: What NOT to Do

If this is going to be the year you break out into your own place, you likely want to be sure your path is as clear as possible. First and foremost, buying one’s first home is one of the most exciting – and challenging – life experiences.  To come out ahead, don’t make any of […]

4 Resolutions for Home Improvements to Make in 2020

With the New Year just beginning, it’s time to think about resolutions to improve your life. Many people give up bad habits related to their health or finances while others start something new, such as taking a college class or changing jobs. One of the most important improvements you can make this year involves your home. Make […]

Home Prices Now 15 Percent Higher Than Last Peak

In October, home prices rose 3.3 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, bringing them a milestone 15 percent-plus higher than their last peak, in July 2006. The complete data for the 20 markets measured by S&P: Atlanta, Ga. October/September: 0.4% Year-Over-Year: 4.2% Boston, Mass. October/September: 0% Year-Over-Year: 3.4% Charlotte, N.C. October/September: 0.4% […]

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