Category Archives: For Buyers

Remodeling Loan for Fixer-Upper Buyers

As homes age, more homeowners are looking to remodeling to spruce up their properties. Of the nation’s stock of 137 million units, nearly 80% are at least 20 years old, and 40% are at least 50 years old. Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Favorite Celebrity Makeover Specialist?

Design TV shows are having a big influence on homeowners and home buyers, driving them to get more choosy with their home style. Designers Joanna Gaines, Hilary Farr, and the Property Brothers have become household names. Who would you pick … Continue reading

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Mortgages Are the Happiest Type of Debt

A mortgage may be Americans’ biggest amount of debt, but they view it as the best type to have. Americans with mortgages have the highest level of life satisfaction than those with other forms of debt, such as medical, student … Continue reading

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Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes

For Sale signs in front of places of worship are becoming more common as attendance at smaller churches dwindles. Some developers and home buyers are stepping in to transform the churches into their new home. A handful of former churches … Continue reading

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Popular Home Features Buyers Surprisingly May Regret

While some home features have the kind of buzz that makes home shoppers think they must be part of their next home, living with them may actually cause ongoing regret, according to a new article at realtor.com®. One of those … Continue reading

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Consumers Are Clueless About How to Qualify for a Mortgage

Consumers continue to be under a lot of wrong assumptions about what it takes to get a mortgage—and that may be holding some back from even trying. Even though a lot of mortgage information is now available online, most consumers … Continue reading

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Top Color for 2020

PPG, a paint firm and color forecaster, released its early picks of inspiring hues for 2020. If the predictions are right, you’ll be seeing much more blue in home decor next year. PPG announced on Monday that Chinese porcelain is … Continue reading

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Planning for Homeownership

When is the right time to purchase your first home? The answer differs across age groups. One in five parents say they expect their child to own a home by age 25, yet this doesn’t match up to reality. Younger adults tend to … Continue reading

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What is Ohio’s Most Googled Finance Question?

Consumers with financial or housing questions turn to the internet. In particular, consumers seem to have a lot of questions about income taxes and mortgages. TermLife2Go, a review site, analyzed Google data to find the top questions about money and … Continue reading

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Amazon is Selling Home Kits…with Free Shipping

Amazon has been offering entire house kits on its site—free shipping included—and they’re getting snatched up quickly. This has prompted questions about Amazon venturing into real estate. The online retail giant has tiny-home offerings, prefabricated and modular housing that are built in factories. … Continue reading

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