Monthly Archives: November 2018

Gen Z Is Already Planning for Homeownership

It looks like Generation Z (particularly those between the ages of 18 to 24) is eager to get an early start into homeownership: A new study by realtor.com® shows they’re two times more likely than previous generations to be saving … Continue reading

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Where (and Why) Budgets Are Stretched the Farthest

In certain areas of the country, homeowners are living beyond their means. Researchers at online loan marketplace  LendingTree recently dug through credit report data to compare average household income, factoring in credit inquiries, the use of revolving credit lines, debt unrelated to … Continue reading

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The Garage Isn’t Obsolete—Yet

The popularity of ride-sharing services and the coming of driverless cars paints a picture of garages disappearing from American homes. But we’re not there yet. Americans are still mostly dependent on their cars, and that means homeowners crave garage space—a … Continue reading

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Buyer Regrets After Purchasing a Rehab

Rookie buyers looking for an affordable home may purchase one in need of repair in hopes of turning it into the house of their dreams. But an extensive rehab can quickly become the stuff of nightmares.  Read more HERE.

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Homeowners May Be Overconfident in Remodeling Skills

The last few years, the home improvement business has been booming as more homeowners look to spruce up their homes. But are owners getting too confident that they can do it all themselves? “Costs, pop culture, and perhaps overconfidence could … Continue reading

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6 Master Bathroom Trends to Watch

Grays, mixed metals, and farmhouse styles are some of the most popular trends for remodelers taking on sprucing up their master bathroom. The 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study is based on a survey of more than 1,100 homeowners who … Continue reading

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Owners Stressed From Surprise Home Repairs

In the first year of ownership, 44 percent of homeowners say they experienced an unexpected home repair. And 12 percent said they experienced a surprise repair within their first month of moving in, according to a new NerdWallet survey of … Continue reading

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Credit Scores Take a Ding After a Home Purchase

Credit scores often take about 11 months to fully recover after a consumer purchases a home, according to a new study by LendingTree, an online loan marketplace. After a buyer purchases a home, their credit scores fall by an average … Continue reading

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How Does Ohio Rank in Downpayments?

The average down payment for a home is decreasing, which could be good news for those looking to buy. Prospective buyers may need to save less money for a down payment, according to a new study by LendingTree. The average down … Continue reading

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Alexa, Get Me a Mortgage

Voice assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, are finding more uses in real estate, and not just for calling up homes for sale but also for easing the transfer of money. Some property managers are already experimenting with allowing their … Continue reading

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