Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices.
Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with buying a home, according to a Realtor.com® survey in July of nearly 3,000 adults, including 1,800 homeowners. (About 400 of the respondents were buyers who purchased a home within the past 15 months.) This includes paying for things like a home inspection, document fees, property taxes, home insurance, and title fees. About 11% weren’t even factoring in moving expenses.
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Feeling nostalgic? A beanbag chair can do that to a person. Whether you had one in your childhood home or you flopped on one of these squishy seats while cramming for chemistry in college, beanbag chairs bring out the child in all of us.
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Home sellers have a right to feel optimistic, even bullish, about selling a house today: Demand is sky high, and with record-low levels of homes for sale, hordes of eager beaver buyers will do just about anything to get their hands on your place.
Hurricanes. Heat waves. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Today’s headlines are awash in extreme weather, and whether you blame climate change or just plain bad luck, the simple truth is that the damage from these disasters is impossible to ignore.
While no climate expert or weather forecast can divine exactly what will unfold in the coming months, one thing all Americans can do to protect themselves and their home is have a solid homeowners insurance policy. But how prepared are we on this front?
One of the most annoying sounds of summer might be that droning whine of a mosquito, usually followed by the telltale tingle that, oh yeah, you’ve been bitten. Summer, as we all know, is peak mosquito season—but this year’s is worse than most, and it will probably last longer.
Fresh paint and new hardware are perfectly fine kitchen cabinet upgrades. But when you want to rehab your cook space, there are plenty of design considerations beyond variations on beige paint samples or the shape of drawer pulls.
Ahome’s risk of flooding—from hurricanes or a huge downpour—is probably not the first thing you’d think to check. However, the fact is that many U.S. homes lie within flood zones, so it’s essential to size up this potential and take precautions if necessary—well before you might end up underwater.
So how can you find out if your home is in a flood zone—and if it is, how can you assess the size of this risk and what protections can you put in place? Whether you own a home or are looking to buy, here’s how to figure that out.
Think TikTok is solely a social media platform for wild internet challenges and the latest dance craze? The platform is actually teeming with clever cleaning tips and amazing household hacks.
TikTok is quickly outgrowing its roots as a place for teenagers to show off their latest dance moves. Now you can find entertainment, cooking instructions, and tutorials on the social media platform.
You remember the décor challenges your dorm room presented: particleboard furniture, bleak cinder-block walls and a roommate’s unsavory decorating decisions.