Interesting The 25 fastest growing (and shrinking) cities Though a single geographic and political entity, the United States is also a patchwork of varying state and local laws, spread across the third largest landmass of any country in the world. Indeed, Americans have options when deciding where to live. Variables such as topography, climate, tax … Continue reading The 25 fastest growing (and shrinking) cities
~ what are your thoughts? ~ Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes U.S. homebuyers, already contending with escalating prices, now are getting hit with the most-expensive mortgage rates in seven years. Funny thing: It’s only making them move faster. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 4.61 percent, up … Continue reading Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes
~ is this what you are looking for when re-locating? And props to CA with 12 cities on the list!! ~ Most walkable cities in America Most walk-friendly cities in America In much of America, it’s practically impossible to get around without a car. People must drive to school or work, to run errands, or … Continue reading Most walkable cities in America
The Genius Way You Can Use Ikea Spice Racks in Your Kids' Bedroom I love a good Ikea hack (I mean, have you seen this amazing play kitchen?!). The store's products are already pretty fun and functional to begin with (unless you have to build something substantial with your significant other), but you can really … Continue reading Ikea FTW again – kids bedroom edition
Existing-home sales tumble as supply crunch squeezes Realtors forecast a 2018 market that’s little better than last year Getty Images A sign for a residential property sale in the town of Stratford, Connecticut. By AndreaRiquier A previous version was corrected to fix the percentage change of median prices. The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally … Continue reading Existing-home sales tumble as supply crunch squeezes
The 8 Products that Pro Organizers Say Aren't Worth Spending Your Money On Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to picking out solid organizational products. And with all the splashy storage options the Internet has to offer, sometimes having an idea of what not to buy can be just as insightful as knowing what's good. … Continue reading DON’T waste your money on these 8 organizers!
~ Have you found it difficult? Look at the video below and let me know if you think this rings true ~ Why it's so hard for millennials to buy homes Buying a house is harder for millennials than it was for their parents' generation, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost. Depending on … Continue reading Hard for Millennials to Buy Homes
Amazon is hurtling head-first into yet another industry Getty Images / Scott Olson Amazon and homebuilder Lennar announced Wednesday that they're collaborating on a series of model homes that will be fully technology-enabled. The houses will make heavy use of Amazon's Alexa technology, which residents will be able to use to control the television, lights, … Continue reading Where is Amazon Headed Next?
~ know of or have used any of these? ~ 7 Programs That Help First-Time Home Buyers Programs with low down payments for first-time home buyers include FHA and VA loans and loans backed by Fannie and Freddie. Others can help you remodel or upgrade a home. At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of … Continue reading 7 Programs That Help First-Time Home Buyers