Home Ownership

May 04

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t become trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year …

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Apr 24

A Lego House

  These houses are constructed using LEGO-like bricks These houses are made entirely of LEGO-like wood bricks. Posted by In The Know Innovation on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 07

Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected

Home buyers are busting budgets — and in some cases selling things they love — to snag their dream houses. A third of home buyers blew through the upper limit of what they planned to spend, topping that cap by an average $16,510, according to a Owners.com survey of 1,214 Americans who purchased a house within the …

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Mar 30

99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase

99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in 2018. However, the clear majority of recently surveyedhousing experts believe that home values will continue to rise this year. What is the Home …

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Oct 02

Buy or Rent? (Video)

Buying not for everyone!    *    Which month is the best to list your home for sale?

Jun 30

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1:  “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to …

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Jun 01

‘Shedquarters’… Perfect for home-based businesses, and…

Introducing “Shedquarters”: The Hot New Trend Home-Based Business Owners Are Drooling Over With remote workers and in-home start-ups becoming increasingly common, more and more people are working from home. But you always want to have separate living and working spaces, so your whole home doesn’t just morph into an office you can’t escape from. The new …

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Apr 22

8 Earnest-Money Deposit Mistakes Home Buyers Live to Regret

Once a buyer settles on a home, they often show their commitment with an earnest-money deposit. But if they’re not careful, they could lose thousands of dollars. When home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest-money deposit. Yes, it sounds …

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Feb 04

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!  Highlights: Watching the Big Game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly! The kitchen is big enough to make as …

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Dec 07

Winter ‘To-Do’ List for Homeowners

Now that Winter is nearly here – December 21st is the first day of Winter – it is time to get ready for Winter Home Maintenance Here are the items to put on your winter to-do list:   Interior Grout Lines and Caulk Joints Check all grout lines at countertops and tub and shower surrounds …

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