Category Archives: For Sellers

Trends Designers Want to Leave in the 2010s

Paint firm Sherwin Williams surveyed 700 professional interior designers to learn the three major trends that they want to leave in the last decade. Here are the trends they said they’re most tired of.

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What Stresses Out Young People the Most About Buying

Young adults may be eager to buy, but 75% of first-time home buyers say they’re overwhelmed about the purchase process, according to TD Bank’s First-Time Homebuyer Pulse of more than 850 millennial buyers between the ages of 23 to 38. … Continue reading

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Are You Saving Enough?

More than one in five Americans—or 21%—are not saving any of their annual income, according to a survey from Bankrate.com of 1,000 working American adults. A separate study, meanwhile, shows that only 29%—or 73 million of Americans—say they are financially … Continue reading

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97-Year-Olds Can Still Get a 30-Year Mortgage

Older Americans may not realize that they can still qualify for a mortgage, even though the Equal Credit Opportunity Act forbids discrimination in the mortgage market on the basis of age. Yet, Mary Babinski, a senior loan officer with Motto … Continue reading

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How Much Savings a Higher Credit Score Can Unlock

A higher credit score could mean thousands of dollars in savings on a mortgage, according to a new study from LendingTree that compares very good credit scores to fair ones. A fair credit score is considered in the range of … Continue reading

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The Median Age of Repeat Homebuyers is Increasing

The median age of a home buyer has risen from 31 in 1981 to 47 in 2019, according to research from the National Association of REALTORS®. But the median age of the segment of first-time buyers has actually changed very … Continue reading

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Cities Having the Most Bedbug Treatments

A bedbug infestation in a home can be an owner’s worst nightmare. These tiny bugs, 4–5 mm in length with red to dark brown colors, can easily travel from place to place, hitching rides on luggage and purses and ultimately … Continue reading

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Features That Are Becoming Standard in New Homes

First-time and repeat buyers say they’d rather have a smaller home with high-quality amenities than a bigger property with fewer such features, according to a survey the National Association of Home Builders released during the International Builders’ Show last week … Continue reading

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How Much Is Curb Appeal Worth?

Homes with high curb appeal tend to sell for an average of 7% more than similar houses with an uninviting exterior, according to a joint study by the University of Alabama and the University of Texas at Arlington. Further, the … Continue reading

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Downsizers Reveal Biggest Regrets

Homeowners who opt to downsize into a smaller place say that saving money was their chief motivator, along with having to manage less space after the children have moved out. But some home buyers could have downsizing regret as they … Continue reading

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