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[05/30/21] It’s a great time to refinance!! Rates are still very low!!
[05/16/21] Right Now is a great time to Refinance!! Rates are still low, property values are going up and anyone who’s in an FHA loan paying MI can probably get a conventional loan and get rid of the MI payments and lower your rate￼
If you’ve been neglecting your garage, it’s time to pay attention and give that hard-working space the makeover it deserves.
familyhandyman.com If you've been neglecting your garage, it's time to pay attention and give that hard-working space the makeover it deserves. With these DIY projects
How have you been able to incorporate art into your designs?
houzz.com Buy the art that you love, then boost its impact with decor
While the down payment on a rental property might seem like a lot, your tenants will pay that off for you.
forbes.com Are you curious why real estate investors talk so much about why they love real estate? Want to know if there's any substance behind HGTV shows and glamorous remodel projects? Take a look as we pull back the curtain and show the nuts and bolts of why real estate investing grows wealth so well.
How to get started with one of the best kinds of investments.
forbes.com Individuals aged 36 years and younger accounted for the largest group of the real estate buyers over the last four years, according to the National Association of Realtors. It’s no doubt that this age group is now realizing the power that real estate investments has to make a lot of money.
One name comes to mind when you think of Halloween... Martha Stewart.
marthastewart.com Dress up your house in the spirit of the season with our best creepy indoor decor, followed by our cutest.
If you're looking to spruce up your home, check out these eco-friendly fall projects.
greenerideal.com Autumn is never short of green-friendly projects around the home and garden. Here are seven green ideas to keep you busy in the season of pumpkin spice, apples, cinnamon, and falling leaves:
Owning a second home can enhance your family's lifestyle. Here's what you need to know.
cnbc.com Second homes come with some key tax issues. Taking the time to plan ahead can save you money, and headaches, later on.
When it comes time to sell your house, you need to take off those rose-tinted glasses and regard your house as a buyer would.
realtor.com Home sellers have to learn how to see their home as a buyer would. Here's how to get that reality check.
Some of the biggest energy hogs in your house are the gadgets you turned off. Find out how to really unplug them off here.
20somethingfinance.com Stop wasting electricity! Here is a list of 30 electrical appliances that leak electricity when powered off & in standby mode. Save on your electric bill by killing the vampire appliances.
You may never be super wealthy, but you can invest your savings as if you were.
cnbc.com Ultra-wealthy investors aren't bullish on the markets but are positioning themselves well, says Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of investment club Tiger 21.
The new Harry Potter home decor collection is perfect for wizards of all ages.
architecturaldigest.com A new collaboration between Pottery Barn brands and Warner Bros. films brings fans Hogwarts-themed wall decorations and tumblers with the house crests
See what this professional home stager has to say about the process of home staging + its importance for sellers.
dc.curbed.com A certain rug, a particular couch, a well-chosen wall hanging—each decision can totally alter not only the look, but the feel of a room, transforming it from simple to inviting. Kelley Proxmire,...
It may be due to a greater supply of homes for sale or price cuts, but buyers are making a comeback!
cnbc.com Buyers are coming back to the market, and driving mortgage demand.
Even if you just make one change, you're making a difference.
businessinsider.com Here's how to be nicer to the earth, just by switching out stuff you use every day with better alternatives.
When it comes to baby products, there are many eco-friendly options on the market.
popsugar.com There are some great natural products out there.
Trying to sell your home? You may want to hide the personal photos.
thesimpledollar.com I’ll never forget an open house I visited in 2008. I asked our realtor to look around for some larger homes – possibly a two-story deal or a roomy ranch
Not a fan of costly surprises? Hire an inspector before you list your home to find out if you have any of these major issues.
realtor.com Home inspections are scary. Just when you've found the house of your dreams, a home inspector comes along and tells you all that's wrong with it.
What are your thoughts on an eco-friendly neighborhood like this?
tennessean.com Nature takes the lead at Voce, an eco-friendly Nashville neighborhood being developed on property once belonging to Opry member Eddy Arnold.
Here are a few tech gadgets that make it easier and quicker than ever to cut down on your entire home's impact.
mindbodygreen.com AI all the way.
Everything you wanted to know about creating a home theater.
lifewire.com A home theater system is a great way to enjoy watching TV and movies. Find out what you need to know to set one up...
You're going to want to repaint your house after reading this guide.
ballarddesigns.com The color wheel is a crucial tool for designers when working with color. We'll show you how to use it to create color palettes for your home and beyond.
It's a good time to be a first-time buyer! Here's how the cooldown in sales affected potential buyers.
npr.org In many parts of the country it's actually gotten a bit easier, though not any cheaper, to buy a house. Housing sales are down nationwide, and the market is cooling off.
Don't rush into the home buying process without asking all the right questions.
nbcnews.com ‘This is a clear sign you’re not ready to buy yet,’ financial experts caution
Plenty of homes give the illusion of floating, but this solar-powered studio in Australia, is, in fact, hovering over a drop-off.
curbed.com The 650-square-foot studio is powered 100 percent by the solar panels that line the roof.
If you're planning to build an eco-friendly home, look for materials that are naturally long-lasting, come straight from a trusted source and have recycled content.
seattletimes.com To achieve a look that balances nature with structure, you should look for materials that are naturally long-lasting, come straight from a trusted source and have recycled content.
Investing in luxury/vacation properties will not help you sidestep a bear market.
investopedia.com Investing in residential real estate can help you survive a bear market, but make sure you know the facts before you adjust your portfolio.
Neutrals are always a good choice, but blues and grays are gaining in popularity as well.
consumerreports.org Consumer Reports highlights the hottest exterior paint colors of 2018 from major paint manufacturers that scored well in CR's extensive tests.
What is your favorite shade of white?
idealhome.co.uk Brilliant by name and nature, white paint is the strongest style statement of all. Here's what you need to know to choose the perfect shade of white paint
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