Keeping your leather furniture clean

Leather sofas and chairs can lend a distinguished appearance to your living room, but they'll need some periodic attention to keep looking their best. Including this furniture in your regular cleaning routine will help keep it from cracking or...

Carve out a space for a breakfast nook in your kitchen

When you get up in the morning for breakfast, eating at the dining room table may seem a little too formal. For this meal, and for casual sit-downs to enjoy a snack or a cup of coffee, a breakfast nook can be ideal.

Seriously underwater homes become scarcer at the end of 2016

Approximately 5.41 million homes in the United States were still considered seriously underwater at the end of 2016, according to the property database RealtyTrac. However, this total still marked a decrease of about 1.03 million properties from the...

Consumers express more economic optimism in Fannie Mae's January survey

Respondents in Fannie Mae's first housing survey of 2017 were more likely to have optimistic opinions about the United States economy. People were also more likely to expect home prices to rise in the coming year, but opinions remained relatively...

Caring for your houseplants during the winter

Houseplants lend an attractive appearance to your home and help to improve its air quality, but they'll need some extra care in the off-season. A few simple steps will keep the plants looking nice until warmer temperatures return.

Property Transactions - February 17, 2017

Property Transactions - February 17, 2017

Relisting your home after time off the market

Whatever the reason for relisting your home, you'll want to take steps to increase your chances of success the second time around. You'll need to assess why buyers may have avoided your home and work to improve its appeal.

Donating or recycling an old television

It's not uncommon to see outdated tube TVs left on the curb in the vain hope that someone will pick them up, only to see them languish for days as they are ignored by both trash services and passerby. You shouldn't expect that an old TV will be...

NAR: Student debt, down payment expectations often hinder homeownership

While there is a strong desire among Americans to own a home, an analysis by the National Association of Realtors determined that student loan debt presented a significant hurdle to homeownership in 2016. However, the organization also suggests that...

Recycling or donating an old television

Upgrades to televisions have made it more difficult to get rid of older models. But it's still possible to recycle or donate them.

Don't forget to clean your washing machine

The interior of washing machines are frequently bathed in sudsy water, but they still need to be cleaned periodically.

Pending home sales make more solid gains in December

The number of pending home sales in the United States posted a stronger increase in December following a more sluggish reading in the previous month, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Deciding whether to waive contingencies when buying a home

Waiving contingencies can make your offer more appealing to the seller, but they can also leave you in a financial crunch.

Baby Boomers: Movers, and buyers, too

Aging Baby Boomers will continue to have a positive impact on housing demand. As Baby Boomers grow older, their housing needs will continue to change, causing an actual increase in housing demand and in home prices.

Property Transactions - February 10, 2017

Property Transactions - February 10, 2017

Don't overlook some important items when finishing the basement

Moisture, ceiling height, safety issues, and other issues can hinder your plans to improve your basement if you don't address them.

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