More millennials living at home, and you can’t blame the economy

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From LATimes.com 7/29/15 The economy might be recovering, but millennials are still largely living with their parents, one survey says. According to the report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, the nation's 18- to 34-year-old population is less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were … Continue reading More millennials living at home, and you can’t blame the economy

Master the “Unclutter”

4 Things People With Perfectly  Uncluttered Cabinets Do From Apartment Therapy July‎ ‎24‎, ‎2015 You know the types. You grab a peek inside their cabinets as they’re fishing a glass out for you and you don’t see precarious stacks of plates just waiting to fall, too many coffee mugs to count or a jumble of … Continue reading Master the “Unclutter”

Relaxing Outdoor Nook

Check out these from Buzzfeed - 19 Genius Ways To Turn Your Tiny Outdoor Space Into A Relaxing Nook

Median-Priced Homes: What You Can Buy Right Now for $232,000

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Given the hype over skyrocketing home prices these days, here’s a fact that might come as a bit of a surprise: the national median home price is a reasonably affordable $232,000 in June, according to realtor.com® data.

“The median price is still affordable for the median-income household in the U.S., but just barely,” according to Jonathan Smoke, our chief economist. Why just barely? “List prices—and affordability—vary greatly around the country” explains Smoke. “That price won’t get you in the front door in San Francisco, but it will provide a greater-than-typical home in more inexpensive places likePittsburgh or Cleveland.”

Bottom lime: if you’re willing to expand your horizons and make your way to an emerging locale, you can end up with an affordable prize.

So how does that translate in the real world? Here’s a selection of what $232,000 will get you from around the country:

Address:11317 Lady Slipper Ln, Richmond, VA

What you get: This “classic colonial”…

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Bidding Wars

Bidding wars return to home market This time, the battles are prompted by too few homes offered for sale, not easy-to-get mortgages From The Wall Street Journal 7/20/15     Christina and Kevin Dirks have been searching for a house in the Denver area for four months at prices up to $275,000. They made offers … Continue reading Bidding Wars

Enter Contest Win Home

Got a Killer Dessert Recipe? This House Could be Yours From Associated Press July‎ ‎21‎, ‎2015 You could win this house in California if your dessert recipe wins. (Photo: Gold Country Home Recipe Contest/Facebook) ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman is offering a sweet deal on her 1906 Craftsman home in Jackson. She’s … Continue reading Enter Contest Win Home

Agent Commission?

Why Do I Have to Pay My Real Estate Agent 6%?! From Credit.com 7/20/15 Selling a house can be expensive. Not only are you probably going to have to lay out some cash to spruce it up so you can get top dollar, you also have to plan on paying a real estate commission, which … Continue reading Agent Commission?

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls

Check out this article yesterday from LA Times

How much $1500 will get you

This Is What $1,500 A Month In Rent Would Get You In Cities All Around The World Interesting article from Buzzfeed

13 Ways to Bring Beachside Style Into Your Home

Check out this article from Yahoo homes for some decorating ideas on bringing the beach into your home.