5 Huge Mistakes People Make Furnishing Their #NewHome

Glowimages/Getty Images By Rosie Amodio Hey, we know: Moving into a new home is exciting. Like, obsess over decor blogs and catalogs, binge-watch HGTV for eight-hour stretches, find ways to interject phrases like “open kitchen shelving” into everyday conversations exciting. So it’s understandable that you’re dying to start filling every corner with stuff as soon asContinue reading “5 Huge Mistakes People Make Furnishing Their #NewHome”

Moderate #PriceGrowth Next 12 Months

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” REALTORS® who responded to the November 2015 survey expected prices to increase by 3.2 percent over theContinue reading “Moderate #PriceGrowth Next 12 Months”

How to Treat Your Home to a #JanuaryHealth Kick

  Your house is an extension of you, so give it a reboot this month to ensure that it’s fit, happy and ready for the year ahead. After the overconsumption of the holidays comes the quiet reflection of January. A new year prompts many of us to adopt a healthier regime to wipe the slate cleanContinue reading “How to Treat Your Home to a #JanuaryHealth Kick”

How To Prepare for House-Hunting

Know that there’s no “right” time to buy. If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going. Those factors usually don’t change fast enough to make a difference in an individual home’s price. Don’t ask for too many opinions.Continue reading “How To Prepare for House-Hunting”

7 Reasons to Own A Home

Tax benefits. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home. Appreciation. Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each yearContinue reading “7 Reasons to Own A Home”