Plan ahead when hanging pictures to avoid heartache

No home would be complete without at least a few pieces of artwork on the walls. And since these displays will be an enduring part of your home's appearance, you'll want to make sure you don't make any mistakes when putting them up.

Equity gains outpace minimum wage in many markets

Home values in some of the hottest markets in the United States are appreciating at the equivalent of a six-figure salary, according to research by the real estate site Zillow. In the United States as a whole, the average equity gain fell just shy...

Volatility continues in Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey

Swings in attitudes toward the housing market and economy continued in March, as Fannie Mae described the recent months of its National Housing Survey as volatile.

Growing strawberries offers a tasty addition to perennial gardens

Strawberries are a versatile crop, allowing them to be easily incorporated into just about any garden. They can work well as a feature plant or as a border crop, and will also grow well in container gardens.

Homeowner estimates move closer to appraisals in March

The average homeowner's estimate of their property's value was just a hair under the appraised figure in March, the retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans reported recently.

Rising rates most likely to impact young buyers, survey finds

Increasing mortgage rates are causing most potential buyers to adjust their home search, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. However, young buyers—already burdened by debts and stiff competition in the real estate...

Property transactions April 20, 2018

Property transactions April 20, 2018

Buying a unique (or just plain weird) house

Quirky properties are appealing to plenty of buyers, whether you're buying one on the market or building one yourself. If you're considering one of these properties as a new home, however, you should also be aware of the expenses and risks that...

Rising rents prompt a rising share of young buyers to purchase a home

People often decide to buy a home because of life events, such as getting married, having children, or changing jobs. But a survey by the National Association of Realtors finds that an increasing number of young buyers are opting to start a home...

Planning ahead for a master bathroom project

Whether you are fitting a new master bathroom into an existing space or including one as part of new construction, you'll want to carefully consider the possibilities ahead of time. Doing so will ensure that you will be satisfied with your choices...

NAR: Survey shows persistent housing anxieties despite confidence on economy

A strong share of respondents in the National Association of Realtors' latest HOME survey had a favorable outlook on the American economy and their personal financial outlook. However, the organization found that conditions in the housing market...

Home ownership is good for tax deductions. Get a jump on yours!

Thinking about buying a home, or just bought one? Homeownership is still advantageous at tax time, not to mention one of the most satisfying experiences of adulthood. Here are some home ownership-related tax deductions and strategies to help lower...

Property Transactions April 13, 2018

Property Transactions April 13, 2018

Avoiding potential pitfalls when staging your home

If not done correctly, staging can do more harm than good. You'll want to make sure you avoid these common issues that can cause frustration for both buyers and sellers.

Pebble mosaics offer a stunning alternative to common paths

Plenty of homes use concrete, brick, or other common materials for pathways and patios. For homeowners who want to give their property a little more artistic flair, pebble mosaics are a simple but eye-catching project.

Pending sales post annual decrease despite strong monthly gains

February's rate of pending sales in the United States was up from a sharp drop in January but still down from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.


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