Bidding Wars: Tips To Home Buying Victory

5 Ways to Improve Your Odds for Bidding Success When a bidding war starts on a home, it’s great news for the seller. Except, of course, when you’re the one who’s trying to buy the home – in this case, a bidding war can be frustrating and stressful. Hopefully, you’re aligned with an experienced real

Builder Confidence Going Strong

  Homebuilder confidence in the new, single-family construction market is going strong, despite dialing back in the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading for January was 72, just two points under a spike in December. An above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative

Home Buyers in a Rush to Beat Higher Rates

  Mortgage rates are moving higher, and that has some home shoppers rushing to locking in rates before they edge up even more. Mortgage applications for refinancings and home purchases increased 4.5 percent last week compared to the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. Loan applications are now

5 TIPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOME INSURANCE

There are so many home insurance companies out there that choosing the right one can be a challenge for most people. That’s because most of them offer almost the same services, but differ on details such as prices and the level of coverage. To help you out, here are 5 tips to choosing the right home

Here Are 4 Totally Affordable 2018 Interior Design Resolutions Worth Trying This Year

Try out some of these 2018 interior design resolutions in your home. “New year, new you” doesn’t only have to pertain to gym memberships and budgeting resolutions. It can also extend to your interiors. Why not use the turn of the calendar year as an opportunity to look at the rooms of your home in

19 Design Tricks to Maximize a Small Kitchen

Design 101: 5 Home Decorating Problems and How to Fix Them

No home is perfect, no matter how big or new it is. You may find issues with the layout, or storage or lighting. It can be a bigger challenge when you rent, since you usually can’t do much about the space you’re living in. But luckily, many home decorating problems have easy fixes you can

11 Things to Measure Before A Move

Whether you’re moving into your very first apartment or moving between apartments, you’ve likely aggregated some furniture that you’d like to bring to your new place. Sometimes, the furniture is just to get by, but some pieces probably tug your heartstrings and must be moved, no matter what! Remember, using furniture you already have (or

11 things any functioning adult has in their home

You know when you walk into someone’s home and it just feels like … an adult lives there? That’s the way you should feel when you walk into your home. It doesn’t happen by magic, though. You’ve got to furnish your space with all the essentials — for cooking, for safety, for everyday storage. Kitchen knife and

7 Things You Should Know Before You Power Wash Anything

Pressure washing or power washing is the use of spraying water under high pressure to remove loose paint, mold, algae, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects like buildings, fences, masonry, some vehicles and concrete or asphalt surfaces such as driveways or patios. The terms “power washing” and “pressure washing” are

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