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The Best Home Security Systems

May 18, 2018

Protect yourself: Here are some of best home security systems on the market Looking for a great home security system? Home security systems differ quite a bit in terms of what’s offered. Some old school systems like ADT might require contracts, professional installation, and offer both the hardware and customer support, while others allow you […]


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Issues That Can Jeopardize Closing On Your New Home

May 14, 2018

When kids dream about owning their own home one day, they think about independence, nobody telling them what to do and the freedom to do what they want. If homeownership were only that simple! There’s a lot of work that goes into a home and the seriousness of homeownership will penetrate a rookie as soon […]


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Decorating Ideas for a Modern Guest Room

May 4, 2018

With just a few simple tweaks, you can create a modern guest bedroom that’s a welcoming and comfortable home away from home. Turn your current guest bedroom into a luxury retreat for your house guests with these decorating ideas. Think Like a Hotel You want your guest room to feel warm and inviting, but by taking it […]


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Selling Your House? This Is Exactly When You Should Put It On The Market

May 2, 2018

Home sellers will want one of these signs in their front yards by mid-May. April’s showers will bring May flowers — and the best time to list a home. The best two-week period to put a home on the market is May 1 through May 15, according to a new study by real-estate website Zillow […]


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Why Real Estate May Be A Big Winner In The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

May 2, 2018

On the surface it may look like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is bad for real estate. The reduction in the deductibility of mortgage interest and the combined $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions for income, sales and property, along with the elimination of moving expense deductions would make a compelling […]


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Rents Are Rising at the Fastest Pace in Almost Two Years

May 2, 2018

The median rent in the United State rose 2.8 percent over the past year to $1,445, the fastest pace of appreciation since May 2016, according to Zillow. Potential buyers are having an increasingly difficult time finding a home they can afford, so they are renting longer. Rising mortgage rates only exacerbate the problem, as they […]


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Mortgage Rates Are on the Rise — Kevin O’Leary Says Follow These 2 Tips to Buy a Home That Will Appreciate

May 2, 2018

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise, so the cost of borrowing money to buy a home is becoming more expensive for many Americans. And that can have an effect on how quickly homes appreciate, Kevin O’Leary, an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and a personal finance author tells CNBC Make It. O’Leary owns four […]


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Home-buying tips: How to land the right house in a tough market for buyers

April 26, 2018

It’s tough out there for would-be homeowners. They’re facing rising mortgage rates, higher home prices and a shortage of available houses in many markets. Plus, recent changes to the tax law do them no favors. So what can a potential homebuyer do? Get perspective Higher mortgage rates may feel like salt in the wound for […]


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How to Set a Home Renovation Budget

April 25, 2018

Before you start picking out tile and paint chips, be sure you know how much it will cost to remodel your house. Ready for a kitchen renovation? Anxious for a bathroom remodel? The easy part is knowing your goal for home remodeling — whether you’re trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, […]


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14 Factors That Can Stall the Mortgage Closing Process

April 25, 2018

Once you find your dream house and your purchase offer is accepted, you need to get through one more step before you move in: mortgage closing. The time it takes to close on a home will vary from one person to the next. When everything goes right, loan closings can be completed in as little as 21 to […]


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