NAHB: Buyers most likely to seek laundry rooms

More than nine out of 10 buyers said a laundry room would be either an essential or desirable feature in their next residence.

Sculptures and ornaments add style to a garden

Sculptures and ornaments, ranging from garden gnomes to bicycles, can enhance the natural beauty of a garden and give it a central theme.

Home value perceptions continue to widen in February

Following a year in which homeowner estimates of their property's value hovered relatively close to the appraised value, expectations have gradually become too optimistic in recent months. However, the typical estimate continued to be within a small...

Lenders optimistic for spring season in Fannie Mae survey

While lenders in Fannie Mae's latest quarterly survey were more likely than not to report decreased demand across all mortgage types, they also showed increased optimism that the spring season will see robust demand for home buying. The share of...

Property Transactions March 22, 2019

Property Transactions March 22, 2019

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

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