Simple ways to improve your bedroom's appearance

It's possible to give your bedroom a new look at relatively little cost. By buying a few more items or rearranging some furniture, you can achieve results immediately.

Strategies to knock down your mortgage rate

Buyers who are currently shopping for a new mortgage, along with homeowners who purchased their home when rates were higher, can employ a few different options to knock down their mortgage rates. Doing so can easily save you thousands of dollars...

Planning for property taxes when buying a home

Benjamin Franklin once said that taxes are one of only two certainties in this world, so it would be unwise for any buyer to purchase a home without taking them into account.

The benefits and challenges of buying a historic home

Historic homes have a number of advantages, but can also prove to be a challenging residence due to certain restrictions.

Fixing water damage after flooding in your home

Even if your home is located at a high elevation, you might find yourself coping with water damage at some point. A rapid snow melt, persistent leak, or massive rain storm are some of the incidents that can leave you looking for ways to dry out your...

Metal offers a noisy but durable roofing option

There are a number of benefits to using metal as a roofing material, including strength and durability. However, you'll also need to consider a few disadvantages before adding metal shingles to the top of your home.

Things to look for on the final walkthrough

The house you agreed to buy isn't always the one that awaits you when you finally close on the purchase. The final walkthrough, one of the last steps in the home buying process, is designed to ensure that everything is in proper order and that the...

Property Transactions March 16, 2018

Property Transactions March 16, 2018

Pet doors require careful consideration before installation

While pet doors are convenient, there are also a number of concerns related to them. These include an installation which can potentially be tricky, the need to make the entrance adequate for the pet to use, and worries about security and energy...

Polybutylene pipes could be a flood waiting to happen

Polybutylene pipes were once valued for their flexibility and other qualities, but were at the center of a class action lawsuit after they were found to be more vulnerable to rupture.

Should a neighbor pay for damaging your fence?

As the old saying goes, good fences make good neighbors. But if a neighbor's actions wind up damaging a fence, you might end up in an unpleasant quarrel over the repairs.

Why Using a REALTOR® Matters – Part 1

If you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are the first five of 12 reasons to use one.

Property Transactions March 9, 2018

Property Transactions March 9, 2018

Existing sales drop sharply to start 2018

The rate of existing home sales saw its largest year-over-year decline in three years to start off the new year, according to the latest report by the National Association of Realtors.

Affordable homes outpace higher priced properties in equity growth

Entry-level homes have seen their equity grow faster than residences with higher properties in recent years, according to research by the real estate site Zillow.

Average homeowner spends $2,000 a year on regular maintenance, survey finds

Homeowners are often advised to put aside some money each month to budget for unexpected repairs to a home. But a recent survey by the financial site Bankrate finds that homeowners spend a considerable amount each year on regular services as well,...


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