Don't overwhelm a seller with repair requests

While asking for repairs is part of the negotiations of many home sales, requests considered to be unfair can cause the seller to reject your offer.

Make a baking station in your kitchen

One option for those who bake frequently, or would like to do so more often, is to set up a dedicated baking station in your kitchen. This could be a permanent part of your home, or it could be as simple as a mobile cart that can be rolled out when...

Whole-house humidifiers can make you breathe easier in wintertime

A whole-house humidifier is designed to boost moisture levels throughout the home instead of just in select rooms. It involves a modification of the HVAC system to help distribute water vapor.

Housing sentiments move back up in Fannie Mae survey for November

Recovering from a dip in the previous month, Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey for November showed that sentiments toward the real estate market in the United States were again nearing record highs. Respondents thought it was a particularly good...

CoreLogic: Equity gains continue in Q3 2017

The share of homes in the United States with negative equity continued to dwindle in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest analysis by the real estate data company CoreLogic.

Caring for a natural Christmas tree

Once a natural Christmas tree is set up in your home, you'll want to take steps to keep it healthy. With adequate care, it can easily stay lush and green throughout the 12 days of Christmas.

Property Transactions - December 15, 2017

Property Transactions - December 15, 2017

Pending sales rebound in October

Pending sales in the United States were up in the October, according to the National Association of Realtors. This marked the first month-over-month increase since June, although pending sales continued to decline on an annual basis.

Give your home a gift this holiday season

The Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS® suggests that by providing your home with the following, you will be giving its occupants with one of the very best holiday gifts of all: safety.

Deciding whether to add a bathroom in the basement

Basement bathrooms can be very convenient, but they can also be tricky to install. You'll want to consider the different options available for this installation before committing to it.

Seriously underwater properties down significantly in Q3 2017

More than 800,000 homes in the United States shed the worst type of negative equity in the third quarter of 2017, according to the real estate database ATTOM Data Solutions.

Redfin: Tax bill causes one-third of homeowners to consider a move

About one in three homeowners would at least contemplate a move under the provisions of a tax reform bill recently passed in Congress, according to the real estate company Redfin.

Survey: Many homeowners hold off on selling due to concerns with buying market

It's a seller's market in many parts of the United States, with homeowners enjoying strong growth in home values in recent years as well as healthy demand from buyers. But a recent survey by the down payment insurer ValueInsured finds that many...

Existing home sales strengthen in October

The pace of existing home sales was up from the previous month in October, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, the organization said continuing shortages of listed homes resulted in slower sales compared to the previous year.

Property Transactions - December 8, 2017

Property Transactions - December 8, 2017

Paint can be an unexpected highlight for wooden floors

Painting a floor can create a more resilient surface and help amplify natural light in a room.

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