Top 5 trends in real estate today

From 6/13/14 Hundreds of homebuilders, economists, journalists, and other real estate professionals descended on Houston this week for the 48th annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. It was NAREE's biggest turnout ever, another sign of the improving housing market—that and the fact that new homes starts will be up 18 … Continue reading Top 5 trends in real estate today

What Buyers Want in a Neighborhood

Gone are the days of buyers being okay with using their car for all their errands. Check out this Infographic that shows what they are looking for now.

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Misconception About Down Payments

Mortgages Suffer from Misconception about Down Payments From 6/16/14 There's a pervasive view held by younger consumers when considering whether to purchase a home or not, according to Freddie Mac's Christina Boyle. She believes that consumers persistently overestimate the size of a down payment they need in order to finance a home, and this … Continue reading Misconception About Down Payments

Summer Home Staging Tips

10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Kitchen floors that stand up to foot traffic

From 6/10/14 Hand-scraped, grooved, and other distressed floors are more than just a style statement: Those prefab dents and dings help hide and blend the real-world wear and tear in today’s busy kitchen. Even vinyl floors are capturing the rustic look and feel of vintage wood, but without the expense. In Consumer Reports' flooring … Continue reading Kitchen floors that stand up to foot traffic

Low Maintenance Ground Cover

Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives: Ground Cover From 3/18/10 If you want a yard that demands less time, money, and water, consider ground cover rather than a traditional lawn. Effort: High 1-3 mos (prep and plant) Investment: Low $4-$500 (seed or plant 1,000 s... Americans have long had a soft spot for lawns. Turf grass covers nearly 47 million acres … Continue reading Low Maintenance Ground Cover

Are you unintentionally damaging your credit score?

Are you unintentionally damaging your credit score? From USNews 6/6/14 Given all the myths surrounding credit scores, from the (false) belief that married couples share a single score to the notion that each person only has one, it's no wonder there's also some confusion about just what can help or hurt a score. In fact, … Continue reading Are you unintentionally damaging your credit score?