How your smartphone can help you with home improvement

As smartphones become more ubiquitous, homeowners are also presented with the option of downloading apps to assist with work around the home.

When is it time to replace your siding?

It might be time to replace the siding if you're no longer satisfied with how it looks. You may also need to update it if certain imperfections are causing problems inside your home.

Should you hire a landscape architect?

Landscape architects will assess your entire property and determine the best way to update the landscaping.

Balancing student debt and mortgage payments

Many studies have shown that younger potential buyers frequently postpone any consideration of a home purchase until they have reduced or eliminated their student loan debt. However, your circumstances may allow you to manage these payments and a...

Where should the pets go when showing a home?

It's easy enough to go for a walk, head out to dinner, or otherwise kill some time while a potential buyer tours the property. It can be much more complicated if you have a dog, cat, or other roaming pets on the premises.

Housewarming traditions from around the globe

As more international buyers become a part of the fabric of American communities, they bring with them their many traditions and customs – including those that go along with moving into a new home.

Property Transactions February 28, 2020

Property Transactions February 28, 2020

Where your home might be missing insulation

Any missing or inadequate insulation will result in more air-conditioned or heated air escaping your home, which in turn results in higher energy bills. Tracking down and addressing these weak spots will not only save you money, but make your home...

Home sales above list price fall to three-year low

With limited inventory and rising home prices dominating the national housing market in recent years, plenty of home sellers have been delighted to see offers come in that exceed their list price. However, a recent analysis by the real estate site...

Survey: Renters more willing to stay put

A record high number of renters considered their housing situation more affordable than homeownership, according to an August 2019 survey by Freddie Mac. The survey also found that renters were more likely to be concerned about their financial...

Report: More than half of U.S. households can't exceed $250K on a home purchase

For the majority of American households, income caps the price they can pay at a quarter-million dollars or less. According to the National Association of Home Builders' most recent "Priced-Out Estimates" report, 52.5 percent of households in the...

Preparing your home for a hardwood floor refinishing

Not only will you need to clear out the room so you can access the whole floor, but you'll also need to let the finish stand for a few days afterward.

Property Transactions February 21, 2020

Property Transactions February 21, 2020

Equity wealth continues slow growth in Q4 2019

More than one in four mortgaged properties was considered equity-rich in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report by the real estate data company ATTOM Data Solutions. The company said that rising...

Choosing a bathroom vanity

The vanity is often an uncelebrated part of the bathroom, regarded as a functional place to wash your hands and store some belongings. However, upgrading this feature can greatly improve the appearance and functionality of the room.

Methods for selling your home quickly

A new job, a divorce, or several other reasons may be a motivating factor in relocating as soon as possible. In such a situation, you'll be eager to find a way to get your home into the hands of a new buyer as quickly as you can.


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