Tag Archives: homeowner

Housing Pricing Increases to Slow by 2014?

According to a recent survey by Zillow, survey participants predicted that median home values will increase 6.7 percent over 2012 by the end of this year, and home values are projected to rise approximately 23.7 percent over the next four years. Considering that the expectation of annual increases predicted in the last quarterly survey was

WANT FEWER COMPLAINTS? UTILIZE A TOP RATED REALTOR

When it comes to mortgages and home improvement, many consumers have some complaints, according to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America, which reveals the top consumer complaints of last year. Among its list of 2011 top “worst” consumer gripes: mortgage-related problems, home improvement, timeshare sales and resales, Internet sales, and fraud. Many

Simple Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Have you been wanting to change the look of your house but aren’t sure what you can do to increase your curb appeal? Handyman Connection, one of the largest networks of home repair and remodeling contractors in North America, has released a few home improvement ideas to help you enhance the street view of your

Time It Right: When to Build a Home

To build or not to build … Can anyone answer this question? Whenever someone has a big decision to make they typically turn to family, friends and of course the Internet for answers. Does building a new home qualify in the category of a “big decision?” You bet it does and in the real estate

AMERICANS WANT BIGGER HOMES?

Homes grew by 88 square feet last year, marking the first year in four years that average new-home size increased instead of decreased, according to Census Bureau data. Homes last year grew from 2,392 square feet in 2010 to 2,480 square feet in 2011. “Why was this happening when most people want smaller homes, want

What to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Being an informed consumer means not only reading your homeowners insurance policy closely, but also asking experts what constitutes the right type, and amount, of coverage you need for your home, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). A qualified insurance agent or insurance company representative can guide you in your choices. Here are six

3 Home-Renovation Projects for Impact and Investment

If you’re like many homeowners, the start of the new year finds you ready to finally tackle those home-improvement projects that have lingered on your wish list. But where do you begin? First, prioritize those renovations that will have a maximum impact, both in terms of aesthetics and investment values. Also prioritize the projects that

5 Remodeling Tips for Busy Homeowners

Between family, friends and work, life is hectic. If you—like many Americans—are trying to relocate or remodel your current home, the added stress is enough to make anyone throw in the towel. The following tips, provided by the American Homeowners Foundation and the American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance will help you plan and execute your home