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If you're following along with the news today, you're probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you're thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if y...
01/18/2022
If your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in todays sellers market. While competition is still fierce for homebuyers, there are ways you can win and secure the home of your dreams, even in a hot market.Act Early and SaveThe earlier you act th...
01/17/2022
Can I Reseed My Lawn in Winter?Though a lot of people reseed their lawns in the spring, there are periods during the fall that are actually better for most grasses than spring seeding. Exactly when this seeding window is depends on both where you live and the type of grass that you’re putting see...
01/16/2022
After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definit...
01/15/2022
As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you're working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie M...
01/14/2022
Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you'll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, its important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022.As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (se...
01/13/2022
When you think about the pros that are needed in and around your home, you likely think of contractors, roofers, plumbers, electricians, and a few other professionals. One option that might not cross your mind is an interior designer. This is a shame, really, because a good interior designer can ...
01/12/2022
Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this years expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house...
01/11/2022
When mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were allowed to pause their mortgage payments. Some analysts were concerned that once the forbearance program ended, the housing market would experience a wave of forecl...
01/10/2022
Shining a Light on LED UpgradesIn these, the darkest days of the year, there’s nothing more important than adequate lighting. Unfortunately, firing up those incandescent bulbs costs money, and the more hours they run, the more they cost. Although change can be hard, today’s LED bulbs are better t...
01/09/2022
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