Creating home décor with 3-D printing

One way to give your rooms a unique new look is to create your own home décor. By using a 3-D printer, you can produce a variety of eye-catching designs in everything from sculptures to doorknobs.

Single again: How divorce and death affect home sales taxes

Problems can arise when, through divorce or death, one person receives their spouse's share of the home and must report capital gains from the sale of that home as a single tax filer. Fortunately, there are tax options that can help avoid paying...

Military Homeownership Program offers home buying assistance for members of the armed forces

Members of the military who are interested in purchasing a home might be able to find some assistance through a state program offering advantageous mortgage interest rates.

What's in a style: Gothic Revival

By applying renewed Gothic elements to structures, including private homes, architects hoped to offer a more relaxed style that recalled the medieval period in Europe.

How much should you fix up a home before putting it on the market?

The home's condition is likely to cost you money in one way or another. You'll save money at the outset by leaving your home in an "as is" condition, but you'll likely have to adjust your asking price to take the necessary repairs into account.

Property Transactions - February 12, 2016

Property Transactions - February 12, 2016

Decorating for a room with a high ceiling

High ceilings can bring certain benefits to a home, but they can also be difficult to decorate.

Walk-in closets, laundry rooms lead preferences for new homes

Most builders reported that they will likely include a master bedroom walk-in closet in new homes they build in 2016, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. Laundry rooms and great rooms were also considered to be...

Seriously underwater homes become less common in 2015

Rising home values in the United States helped shrink the number of properties worth considerably less than the amount owed on their mortgage in 2015, according to the real estate data company RealtyTrac. This analysis also found that a record...

Creating your home buying wish list

People who are shopping for a new home should outline what they must have in their residence and what they'd like to have. The necessities you choose can both help you select your preferred homes and remove other properties from consideration.

Deciding how to promote a reduced price

Everyone loves a discount, especially when it comes to buying a home. Telling prospective buyers that you've reduced the price on your home might finally lead to a sale if the property has been languishing on the market for awhile. However,...

Property Transactions - February 2, 2016

Property Transactions - February 2, 2016

Maintaining a snow blower and running it safely

You'll want to make sure your snow blower is in good shape for any future blizzards, and to always keep a few safety rules in mind when using the machine.

Existing home sales post major increase in December

Sales of existing homes in the United States had a large increase in December, likely as a result of delayed transactions from previous months.

Pending home sales increase slightly in December

The Northeast region outpaced the rest of the United States in pending sales in December, according to the National Association of Realtors. The organization says the pace of pending sales was largely unchanged from November, but again posted an...

What type of home do you want?

Before deciding which house to buy, think about your lifestyle, your current and anticipated housing needs and your budget.

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