Solar air heaters provide cost-effective relief to a furnace

There are fewer hours of sunlight during these months, and solar systems may not be able to meet the energy needs required to heat a home. However, solar features can still provide a good supplement to your home heating systems and help bring down...

CoreLogic: Negative equity sees quarterly increase at end of 2018

The number of homes worth less than their mortgage crept up in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the housing data company CoreLogic. While this was the first quarterly increase in negative equity since 2015, the number of underwater...

Housing sentiments wane slightly in Fannie Mae survey for February

While a record share of Americans reported job confidence in February, fewer people in Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey were optimistic about the housing market. The share of respondents expecting home price growth to continue was declining, and...

Buying a home as a single person

Younger first-time buyers are increasingly likely to buy a home on their own instead of first waiting to tie the knot.

Spruce up your home before selling

Once you've set the appropriate price for your home, curbside appeal is very often the determining factor that persuades potential buyers to venture into it. Once inside, the best way to help ensure these lookers stay is to offer an interior that is...

Property Transactions March 15, 2019

Property Transactions March 15, 2019

Diagnosing problems with your sump pump

In many homes, the sump pump plays a critical role in keeping the basement dry. If the device is showing signs of trouble, you'll want to fix it as soon as possible to avoid flooding.

Calculating the costs of "no closing cost" mortgages

No closing cost loans rarely waive these expenses; instead, they'll distribute them in a different way. While this can be beneficial in some circumstances, other buyers may find themselves saving money up front but paying vastly more over the life...

Pending sales see some positive signs in January

The pace of pending home sales in the United States saw some monthly growth in January, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, these sales were still down on an annual basis in all regions but the Northeast.

How long will your deck last?

A deck isn't usually among the items people expect will need replacement. But many decks will only last for a couple of decades or less, and failing to upgrade them can lead to serious safety hazards.

Property Transactions March 8, 2019

Property Transactions March 8, 2019

Drive-through garages can offer convenience, improved ventilation

Drive-through garages are a common feature on fire stations and other larger structures, but fairly rare on residences. If you have sufficient space, however, this type of garage can offer a number of benefits.

Managing two mortgages when relocating

You may find yourself in the unenviable position of paying mortgages on your newly purchased home as well as your previous residence. While this situation often resolves itself after you've made only a few extra payments, preparing for this scenario...

Existing home sales continue to slip in January

The pace of existing home sales in the United States continued its downward trajectory to start the year, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, the organization remained optimistic that trends in the housing market will...

Residential elevators offer accessibility and convenience

Residential elevators have become a more popular feature in recent years. Several different types of elevator are available, including some affordable models that can be seamlessly incorporated into the home.

Choosing a housekeeping service

If you're looking for some relief from household chores, a housekeeping service can help take some of the work off your hand. Before you hire this type of service, however, you'll want to make sure you find one that fits your needs.


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