The only thing worse than selling your cherished, loved and lived-in home? That’d be NOT selling it. The wasted time, energy and resources are enough to frustrate even the most nostalgic homeowner, especially if you’re stuck paying your old mortgage, and one on your new place to boot.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and one thing’s for certain: today’s home buyers have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thank Your Lucky Stars For one, mortgage rates are low. Hovering around 4 percent (actually a smidge lower this week!) on a 30-year-loan, they’re rock-bottom, historically speaking. Just a decade ago, rates averaged 6 percent or higher.
As we get further into fall, energy bills start to climb. Faced with chilly nights and frosty mornings, many homeowners are running their heaters day and night – a decision that means higher electric costs and more energy usage on the whole. But cold weather doesn’t automatically mean you have to shell out more on [...]
Two years ago I took the leap to join Airbnb. My neighbors told me I was nuts. “You’re going to let people sleep in your bed? Touch your things? What if they steal something?” Let’s do some quick math…
Trends come and go – and the real estate world is no different. Fifty years ago, linoleum was the hot flooring of the moment, and in the late 70s, it was all shag carpeting. Today? You’d be hard-pressed to find either on the market.
Today’s homes are littered with “smart” devices. From self-adjusting thermostats and phone-controlled security systems to apps that let you monitor your energy consumption, tech has made homeownership easier than ever.
Naturally, you want to get the most money possible when selling your home. But pouring thousands of dollars into renovations and upgrades just to help your home stand out on the market can be a waste of time and cash, especially if you're busy shopping for a new home. As a seller, your best bet [...]
Could your home benefit from these small projects?
Lighting the exterior of your home can p
Increasing the curb appeal of your home can be as easy as updating you front door.