Wall murals bring interior scenery to your home

Homeowners sometimes dread the task of painting the walls, knowing it will involve plenty of preparation and effort. Others see it as an opportunity to transform the appearance of the room, especially if they are eager to showcase their artistic...

Prepare your home for a potential winter power outage

Improving measures to preserve heat and setting up an emergency kit can help you ride out a loss of electricity during the colder months.

Can you sell a property while tenants are living there?

Landlords have the right to sell their property, even if it is currently rented out. However, it is best to try to help any tenants with the transition, especially if they'll need to relocate.

Pending sales stay flat in September

Pending sales activity on existing homes in the United States remained unchanged from the previous month in September. However, it also marked the fifth time in the previous six months that pending sales have fallen from the previous year.

Latest Fannie Mae survey shows more reticence toward both buying and selling

Although a majority of Americans considered it a good time to buy or sell a home in October, the month also saw an uptick in pessimism regarding these transactions. Respondents were also slightly less likely to expect home prices to appreciate in...

How energy efficient is your fireplace?

A fireplace may take the chill out of those first frosty days of autumn in cold weather climates, but it may not really be effective in reducing your overall energy bill.

Property Transactions - November 17, 2017

Property Transactions - November 17, 2017

Shut up clanking radiators for some winter quiet

Several issues can cause radiators to produce a racket. In many cases, they can be quieted with a fairly easy repair.

NAR: More single woman, older repeat buyers in recent transactions

The age of repeat buyers hit a record high and single women have made up a larger share of overall buyers in home purchases in the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. At the same time, the share of first-time buyers shrank...

Transunion: HELOC originations expected to double in next five years

As homeowners continue to gain equity in their property due to rising home values, the credit bureau TransUnion is expecting a major resurgence in home equity lines of credit.

Property Transactions - November 10, 2017

Property Transactions - November 10, 2017

Is it possible to add wallpaper to the bathroom?

Wallpaper might not seem like the best choice for a bathroom. After all, this room gets much more moisture than a bedroom or dining room. But it is still feasible to wallpaper a bathroom to help transform this space.

Consider both safety and fun when creating a playroom

Playtime often extends beyond a child's room, depositing toys from one end of the home to another. Establishing a dedicated playroom can help contain the mess and give your child a fun place to exercise their imagination.

Garages and grandkids helping drive baby boomer relocation decisions

Older buyers interested in buying a new home typically hope to find a property that will allow them to be close to their grandchildren and have a spacious garage, according to a recent survey by the national home building company PulteGroup Inc.

Existing home sales show some growth in September

The pace of existing home sales in the United States showed some monthly growth for the first time since May, according to the National Association of Realtors' report on existing home sales for September. However, the rate of sales was also down...

Shrinking lot sizes make a large yard a good find

According to a recent report by the real estate site Trulia, a typical home built in 1975 occupied 13.9 percent of their lot. Since 2015, the average new home has occupied one-quarter of its land parcel.

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