Monthly Archives: January 2020

Neighbors Shift Owners’ Housing Priorities

More than half—52%–of Americans say they’ve lived next door to what they consider a “nightmare neighbor.” And because of that, more than three-quarters say the potential neighbors would be a factor into their decision when choosing a new home to … Continue reading

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Best Way to Triumph in a Bidding War

Cash offers are overwhelmingly the top way for home shoppers to emerge as a victor in a bidding war. An all-cash offer tends to double a buyer’s odds of getting their offer accepted when in a competitive buying situation for … Continue reading

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Double Master Suites Are a Growing Trend

Double master bedrooms are proving to be a growing trend in new luxury developments, Forbes.com reports. As more homeowners want to live near their families and multigenerational households become more common, relatives and adult children move in together; as a … Continue reading

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Home Warranty Catch You Should Know

Some sellers are hoping to hook a buyer by offering a one-year home warranty to cover repair costs for items such as appliances, electricity, or plumbing. The tactic, which is gaining popularity, is meant to give buyers peace of mind that … Continue reading

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How to Experience a Neighborhood Before Moving In

Before purchasing a car, many consumers like to give it a test drive to make sure the vehicle is the right fit for them. Likewise, some house hunters are asking for a “test stay” at a home before signing the … Continue reading

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Where Bargain House Hunters Should Shop This Winter

ATTOM researchers pinpointed the following states that often see the largest discounts below full market value in the winter: Ohio: –7.4% in January Michigan: –7.2% in February Delaware: –6.3% in February Tennessee: –6.2% in January New Jersey: –5.8% in December … Continue reading

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Cohabitating Unmarried Couples Are on the Rise

The share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993. The percentage still remains small—3% in 1993, compared to 7% now—but the growing numbers are significant because demographers say it represents a shift … Continue reading

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