Is This the New Normal?  

Is This the New Normal?  

The homeownership rate is on the decline again. The latest numbers reflecting the fourth quarter of 2016 show the homeownership rate fell from 63.8 percent a year earlier to 63.7 percent, the Census Bureau reported. While the drop may seem slight, it reflects an overall trend for homeownership in the country for the past few

February is home buying time

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Frigid temperatures and treacherous winter weather are here to stay a little while longer, since the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, signaling six more weeks of winter. Read more: Study: January, February Great for Buying This weather prediction may even bring more deals for buyers wanting to kickstart their home search. Typically winter months

Three Factors That Affect Your Moving Estimate

Factors That Affect Your Moving Estimate

Factor in the cost of moving as you move into a new house. When moving to a new home, it’s important to know what costs you’re going to incur. Of course, you know that the mortgage, inspection, taxes, insurance, and fees are going to take out a sizeable chunk of your income. While you’re calculating

Habits to Start Now if You Want to Buy a Home in 2017

House Hunting Habits to Start

Now is the time to practice some smart habits to improve your home-buying success. If buying a new home is on the top of your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get started. Infusing small changes and better habits into your lifestyle will help to ensure that the home buying process will be smooth for

Five Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

2017 may be an excellent year to sell your house. Now that we’re into the swing of the New Year, it’s time to get started on your list of to-dos. If one of those is to sell your home, it’s best to get a head start and list it early. By getting in on the

Homebuyer’s Sanity-Saving Checklist

Homebuyer’s Sanity-Saving Checklist

Streamline the process of home buying with this step-by-step list. Every homeowner’s buying process is as individual as the home itself. While you must endure the ups and downs on the road to homeownership, there are certainly ways for every future homeowner to be more prepared for the journey ahead. Here is a checklist for

Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners

While buying a new home for the first time is exciting, there are some security actions you should not skip. Purchasing your very first home is an occasion that merits celebration. But before you get lost in setting up for the house-warming party, it is important to make sure your new home is secure. New

Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Value

Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Value

When it comes to selling your home, there are some interesting factors that could affect your home’s value. There are some obvious factors like foundation and home quality that can affect your home’s value.  However, there are some surprising factors you may not have known about that affect that value as well. Because some factors