Monthly Archives: July 2019

Buyers Are Losing Sleep Over Moving

Moving to a new home can impact sleep quality, but how long can you expect sleep schedules to be disrupted? Returning to normalcy can take longer than you might think. Healthy Sleep, a firm that researches sleep quality, surveyed more … Continue reading

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Home Flipping’s Popularity Returns, But Don’t Expect High Profits

Home design reality TV shows may be inspiring more consumers to take on a house flip for themselves. The U.S. home flipping rate reached a nine-year high in the first quarter of this year, ATTOM Data Solutions reports. In the … Continue reading

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Beware the Birds: Nests Are Not Good Near a Home

If you spot a bird nest near a home, don’t be quick to dismiss it. Nesting birds can cause more damage to your home than you might expect, warns a new article at realtor.com®. By nature, birds want to nest … Continue reading

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Fancier Kitchens, Higher Budgets: Homeowners Want to Renovate

The kitchen is often considered the centerpiece of a home, so it’s not surprising that it tops most homeowners’ renovation lists. Homeowners are spending more to outfit their kitchens, too. Kitchen remodel spending jumped 27% in the past year, reaching … Continue reading

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The Secret 5.9M Homeowners May Be Missing Out On

Arecent sharp drop in mortgage rates hasn’t unlocked savings just for those looking to purchase a home—homeowners may also benefit. About 5.9 million borrowers could see their rates drop by at least 75 basis points by refinancing their mortgages, according … Continue reading

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Financial Risks a Mortgage Co-Signer Must Accept

Young adults with low incomes or poor credit histories may ask their parents to co-sign on their mortgage—and it’s a growing trend. The share of co-signed mortgages rose nationwide from 13.7% in 2015 to 17.4% in 2018, according to ATTOM … Continue reading

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5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Curb Appeal

A great lawn adds instant curb appeal to a home’s first impression, but according to Reviewed.com, homeowners may be making one of these common mistakes in their lawn maintenance: 1. Cutting the grass too short. 2. Failing to water enough. … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Giving Us Status Anxiety?

Social media giants Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are considering changes that could minimize status markers—likes and followers—when using their sites. Instagram has recently announced that it wants to make follower counts “much less prominent” in user profiles. It’s a sentiment … Continue reading

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Home Sizes May Be Indicator for Economy’s Health

The size of newly constructed homes may be a sign of how well the economy is doing, according to a new analysis by Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders. “Typical new-home size falls prior to … Continue reading

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55-Plus Consumers Get Special Housing Attention

Homebuilders and many housing analysts have been thinking about the evolving housing needs of the 55-plus age group. The size of the group commands special attention alone: Baby boomers (born between 1946 to 1964) stand at 76 million and are … Continue reading

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