Category Archives: For Homeowners

Trending Kitchen Design for 2020

While certain features in a kitchen—like statement lighting, cabinet hardware, and even range hoods—are taking center stage, many are also getting muted or hidden. That may mean you have to look extra hard with your buyers in the latest kitchen designs to uncover … Continue reading

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Right Way to Clean Granite

It’s important that those granite countertops gleam during showings, but some cleaning products may actually harm them. White vinegar, for example, has been a popular cleaning agent because it’s inexpensive and can combat bacteria and mold on many surfaces, such … Continue reading

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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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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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Where to Get Decorative Inspiration

A house becomes a home for many owners once it’s furnished and decorated, reflecting their personal tastes. But a little over half of consumers—53%—say their home is only partly furnished and decorated to their satisfaction, while 23% say very little … Continue reading

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States for Middle Class Prosperity in 2019

Though middle class households are pinching their pennies, they still desire homeownership as a means to increase personal wealth, according to a new study by personal finance resource SmartAsset. Researchers looked at the states in which the middle class is … Continue reading

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‘Amazon Effect’ on Housing Is Real

One year after Amazon selected Arlington, Va., as its second headquarters site, home prices and sales in the surrounding area continue to surge, a new study from realtor.com® shows. “Massive inventory shortages, sky-high price spikes, and a blistering pace of … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Properties Are ‘Equity Rich’

It’s a good time to be a homeowner: The share of equity-rich residential properties zoomed to a total of 14.4 million, shows the 2019 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report from ATTOM Data Solutions. Nearly 27% of all properties with … Continue reading

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Midwest Dominated 20 Hottest Housing Markets This Fall

Ohio is proving to be a hot housing market. The state boasted the largest number of metros to make it onto a top 20 list of the nation’s top-performing housing markets for October, realtor.com®’s data shows. realtor.com® ranks the markets … Continue reading

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Top Markets for Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers

Millennials are flocking to affordable smaller cities, baby boomers are retiring in walkable communities that offer urban amenities, and Gen Xers are heading to larger, high-priced markets. Realtor.com® researchers recently evaluated the migration trends of the generations. Life stages—growing families, … Continue reading

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