Mortgage rates are on the rise after nearly a year of record lows, providing a nudge to homeowners who want to refinance but didn’t get around to it yet.
Does it still make sense to call up your lender and file an application? There is time to figure it out. Here are some questions to consider.
Before you buy that extra-large jug of industrial-strength cleaning solution, take a look in your pantry. Your spring-cleaning prep may include stocking up on spray bottles full of grime-fighting chemical products (masked by the scent of lemon), but it might be time to rethink your strategy. You don’t need a cabinet full of specialized cleaners for every surface; just a few common household products can clean and refresh your home. Read more HERE.
Ah spring! It took you long enough to get here, but we’re happy to see you. In fact, we’re so grateful for the slightest hint of warmer weather that we’re ready to rush outside, full of fresh energy, and take on all of those essential springtime maintenance tasks. So tap into that seasonal surge of enthusiasm by completing these easy spring chores.
Now that we’re about to reap that bounty of daylight hours, it’s time to start making a list of tasks to tackle. Being proactive and getting ahead of potential issues can make for a smooth transition into springtime, when you should be out enjoying the nice weather. Here are some home maintenance tasks that are easy to handle.
After a long winter of quarantine—and the shift to daylight saving time mere days away—it’s safe to say we’re all done—done!—with being cooped up indoors.
But as eager as you may be to enjoy those extra hours of sun on your patio, it might be just a little too cold right now. And even when it does warm up, there are other issues: Mosquitoes! Freak hailstorms! No place to charge your phone!
So here’s a solution to help you keep your sanity, even in colder months: Bring the outdoors in with a sunroom. Read more HERE.
With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out and the promise of a not-so-distant future where life is normal again, now seems like the perfect time to bring your place out of the dark ages of decor and into the bright and beautiful light of 2021. Fixr surveyed 68 of the nation’s top influencers and designers about the year’s top color trends, and we’re sure these exciting new palettes and design schemes will help inspire your next interior styling session. Read more HERE.
Who doesn’t want to be the hip kid on the block—living in the house with the edgy metal details, stone counters, and distressed everything that screams, “I’m too cool for school”?
But industrial decor looks can quickly veer off the rails; pulling off this design in the home can be tough. Too much steel can make your home feel like the International Space Station, while an overly dark palette just might give you a case of seasonal affective disorder. SAD!
Let there be light—and at least one material that’s not gritty brick! Just make sure not to let these industrial decor disasters cross your threshold.
Read more HERE.
With vaccines rolling out, the days of the deadly pandemic that bludgeoned the nation’s economy seem to be numbered. Good riddance! But the soaring home prices that became a hallmark of the COVID-19 crisis may be here to stay.
Realtor.com®’s 2021 housing forecast predicts record-high prices will continue rising in 2021, delivering a blow to first-time buyers and those on a budget. Mortgage interest rates, which hit historic lows this year and helped fuel the go-go growth in U.S. housing markets, are also expected to tick up again, making monthly housing payments ever more expensive.
Read more HERE.
Get cozy on your sunken-in couch cushion—you know, the one you’ve barely left since March 14—and join along for some inspiration as we prepare for the new year.
Read about the top 10 design trends for 2021 HERE.
How long does it take to build a house? It’s a question often posed by people looking to buy an idyllic piece of land so they can construct their dream home from the ground up. If this describes your current housing sitch, you’ve come to the right place!
So before you invest in that spacious lot with stunning views and mature trees, it’s wise to consider the time it’ll actually take to build the place you’ll be living in.
Depending on the site and zoning classification, it typically takes from three to six months to build a house.
Read more HERE.