Home “Upgrades” That Are Total Downgrades

They might look like must-haves to you now, but these seemingly-smart renovations and design updates are among the worst home improvements out there. Check out all the suggestions here

Real Estate for Retirement

Why One Fearless Couple Is Banking Their Retirement on Real Estate Let me make something clear: I don’t expect to retire the conventional way. Why? Because the retirement of our parents and grandparents continues to be something millennials are putting in their rearview mirrors. We recognize that if we don’t take charge of our financial … Continue reading Real Estate for Retirement

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Something to think about © Provided by Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Gardener mowing the lawn at backyard Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around … Continue reading Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

Rates rise and fall, don't miss out when they fall! Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers © Mikolette / Getty Images/iStockphoto couple admiring their new house with mortgage rates dropping The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.34 percent from 4.40 percent on March 21, 2019. This … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership As far as Tatiana Skomski is concerned, the American dream is alive and well — although just beyond reach. Skomski, 24, lives with her boyfriend, K.J., and their dog, Lola, in Portland, Ore. They picture getting married, buying a house and starting a family. "It's a … Continue reading For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today ~ Getting into the market to buy your first home? Or looking to move up? Don't be discouraged. Yes, housing prices have gone up, but so have wages so chances are that you are in a better position than you think you … Continue reading How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

We Gave 7 Designers $150 at IKEA—This Is What They Bought We will never stop admiring the beauty of a high-end product, but our salary doesn't always accommodate the luxury price tag. (Psst—we know a few designer-like pieces you can actually afford.) However, if there's one thing every insanely stylish room has in common, it's the … Continue reading 7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

Don’t Get Scared as Rates Rise Slightly

Mortgage rates throttle higher, but relief lies ahead So far this year, the 30-year fixed is still averaging 4.42%, down from 4.54% in 2018 Rates for home loans rose slightly, squelching borrower enthusiasm even as the long-term outlook for rates remained upbeat for buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.41% in the March 7 week, … Continue reading Don’t Get Scared as Rates Rise Slightly

Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Home

50 Ways You’re Damaging Your Home and Don’t Even Know It Unless you’re among the lucky few dropping dough on mega-yachts and Maseratis, your home is likely the most valuable thing you’ll ever own. However, while many people may envision themselves getting to undertake fun remodeling and decorating projects when they buy a home, few … Continue reading Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Home