Category Archives: For Buyers

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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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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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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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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