Monthly Archives: March 2016

Pros and Cons of 6 Common Roof Types

Century 21’s blog recently reviewed the pros and cons of these popular options.

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Loan Demand Eases, Refinancers Recede

Check out a summary of the most recent Mortgage Bankers Association report.

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Renters Say They’ll Pay More for Green

The NMHC survey…found that renters are willing to pay an extra $31 a month to live in a building that includes “sustainability/green initiatives.” Also, they will pay an extra $26 a month to live in a building that recycles.  Click … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Charge Your Phone

You may be in the habit of plugging in your smartphone to charge it whenever your battery gets low or, simply whenever you have time. But overcharging a battery can hurt its lifespan.  So, when is the optimum time?  Read … Continue reading

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Mortgage Giants to Reduce Loan Balances

About 50,000 struggling home owners could be eligible to have their mortgage balances reduced under a new plan to be unveiled by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, The Wall Street Journal reports. The plan was approved by the Federal Housing … Continue reading

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The Best, Worst Places for Short-Term Rentals

Does Columbus, Ohio make the list? For the complete results, click HERE.

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Cities to Watch: 2016’s Fastest-Growing Places

Forbes.com compiled its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs. For its rankings, they factor in population growth for 2015 and 2016, year-over-year job growth for 2015, the metro’s economic … Continue reading

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A Warning to Buyers: Closing Scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of REALTORS® issued a warning to consumers to be mindful of a growing mortgage closing phishing scam that could leave buyers with no down payment. For more information about this scam, read … Continue reading

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Sales Tumble Amid Alarmingly Low Inventories

Existing-home sales plunged in February as the number of homes for-sale continued to be severely limited and home prices accelerated, according to the latest housing report released by the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions across the U.S. saw … Continue reading

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The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016

A new survey shows they’re coveted amenities among home shoppers. Architects recently surveyed by the American Society of Landscape Architects pinpointed fireplaces and fire pits as the number one outdoor design element for 2016. Continue reading…

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