Wintry weather is great at turning up problems you didn’t even know you had. Like that first snowy night in front of your fireplace that you thought was pure bliss — until you noticed a leak in the ceiling corner, which apparently was caused by a lack of insulation. How were you supposed to know that?Many homeowners don’t realize they’re making critical missteps that can cost a ton when winter sets in. Here are seven wintertime mistakes homeowners often make (and what they could cost you!):1.

Each year in September, the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors reminds members to keep Realtor safety foremost in everyone’s minds. Members’ clients, particularly sellers, face some dangers in allowing strangers into their homes during a showing or open house.“We are comfortable with our surroundings and can overlook items that can pose a safety or security issue when we open our doors to strangers,” said David Tonna, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. “During showings

Mitsubishi Aircraft, the Japanese industrial giant’s aerospace affiliate, said Wednesday it signed a deal to sell 10 of its new MRJ jets to a Miami-based aircraft leasing company. The definitive agreement includes an option for Aerolease Aviation LLC to acquire 10 more aircraft, the companies said.The deal is worth $458 million, at posted sale prices, though a discount was likely. Deliveries will begin in 2018, the companies said.The tight schedule highlights the importance of certification

Home buyers want to know specifics about the homes that pique their interest. So be proactive and address their questions upfront by finding the answers to some of the following questions before you list. 1. How old is the home? When was it last renovated?2. How old is the roof?3. What furniture, equipment or fixtures are included in the list price? For example, is the seller OK with the appliances, ceiling fans, swing set, window treatments and shed being included in the sale? 4. What are the