Monthly Archives: December 2014

10 RESOLUTIONS YOU CAN MAKE FOR A BETTER HOME

Written by Jaymi Naciri It’s that time again. Time to make those resolutions to lose weight, leave a bad relationship, or stop smoking. It’s what we all do every year—take on a huge, often impossible or unrealistic, quest to change … Continue reading

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8 kitchen remodeling ideas for under $500

By Michael Estrin A kitchen remodel may sound like an overwhelming, budget-busting project. But there are ways to breathe new life into an old kitchen without spending much money. “A kitchen remodel can be done on any budget,” says Lowe’s … Continue reading

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THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES BUYERS HAVE

Written by Blanche Evans The American dream of owning a home is something everyone should have if they want it. You should be able to live where you want and enjoy the features of your environment that help you relax, … Continue reading

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USE THESE WAYS TO SAVE YOUR BUCKS ON PACKING AND MOVING

Written by Shri Prasad Upward mobility is the latest buzzword in social media discussions. Everybody aspires to become somebody. In the process, everybody is literally required to move; move for the better. There are additionally numerous reasons to relocate the … Continue reading

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SELLING NOW!

Written by Carey Frankel You are getting ready for the holidays and have put off selling until next spring. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your … Continue reading

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SELLING YOUR HOME IN A COLD MARKET

Written by Blanche Evans Housing markets go which way the wind blows. When the weather’s cold, home sales tend to freeze. Prices fall and supplies of homes for sale increase. Buyers become more demanding. It’s a buyer’s market, but that … Continue reading

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First-time buyers can now get a mortgage with 3 percent down

By Dina Elboghdady WASHINGTON — Some first-time home-buyers will get a break on their down payments through programs announced Monday by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The move comes as the firms try to jump-start the housing market … Continue reading

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HOW IMPORTANT IS SQUARE FOOTAGE?

Written by Blanche Evans MLSs use it. Insurers use it. Appraisers use it. Tax Assessors use it. When it comes to real estate, there’s no avoiding square footage as a measure of any home’s value. But how much is square … Continue reading

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OKAY PROCRASTINATORS, YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE TO REFINANCE

Written by David Reed Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Is it time to refinance your mortgage? Okay, just kidding. Don’t stop me. Keep reading. Mortgage rates have been so low for so long that borrowers who could have … Continue reading

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9 WAYS TO GET HOLIDAY DOOR DECOR RIGHT… AND ONE WAY TO GET IT REALLY WRONG

Written by Jaymi Naciri Black Friday has now morphed into Black November, Christmas music made its way to the radio the second Trick-or-Treating ended, the cold weather arrived a good three weeks early, and it’s got you feeling that urge. … Continue reading

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