In about two-thirds of the country – or 66 percent of the largest U.S. counties – it’s more affordable to buy a home than to rent one, according to a report by ATTOM Data Solutions.
They compared the monthly rents of three-bedroom apartments to monthly payments on median-priced homes (including the mortgages, property taxes, and insurance) across 540 counties.
For more information, and a handy map to help you determine if it’s cheaper to rent or buy in YOUR location, click HERE.
A recent article at realtor.com® laid out some of the pros and cons financially of buying a new versus an existing home. Make some of these considerations when weighing the best financial decision.
Window treatments offer many benefits to sellers: They can bolster the look of a home’s interior, making a positive first impression on buyers, allowing them to envision themselves in the home. They also offer the added value of privacy and potential energy cost savings, an aspect many savvy buyers will appreciate.
Here are FOUR window treatments to consider.
When the days get darker and colder, an open house may not be as inviting to those living in colder climates.
But there are some things you can do to warm potential buyers’ up to your open house.
Bed bugs can make a home inhospitable. They can be a huge cost to remove as well.
Orkin, a nationwide pest control services company, says its revenue from bed bugs treatments are up more than 10 percent over last year. The problem is growing.
For more information on preventing, or worst case, removing bed bugs, click HERE.
Can you afford a new home? Check HERE to calculate this BEFORE you start looking.
Here’s a handy Mortgage Payment Calculator!