Category Archives: For Homeowners

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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Home Upgrades Could Save Hundreds on Energy Bills

The right home improvements could help shave energy bills by up to 35% or unlock up to $627 in annual savings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Steve Chalk, who recently retired from his work at the department, told … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Property Isn’t Getting Eaten Up

A termite infestation can be costly, and sadly, many homeowners don’t discover there’s a problem until these wood-eating pests have already caused a great deal of damage to a home or an inspection uncovers it during a home sale. “Termites … Continue reading

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Real Estate Pros Say These Design Trends Don’t Work

Real estate professionals know how to look at houses from a buyer’s perspective and can spot decor trends that are likely to turn their clients off. “I am selling space, and I need to be sure that the spaces are not distracting and that … Continue reading

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Ventilation Is the ‘New Frontier’ for ‘Healthy’ Homes

Indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks to public health, researchers say. After all, most people spend 90% of their time indoors, whether in homes, office buildings, or other structures. Ventilation is the “new frontier for making … 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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