Let’s face it, selling a home without a real estate agent is just plain risky. FSBOs jeopardize time, money, and most importantly, an advantageous outcome. But, despite research that shows that shows that FSBO listings sell for about 5.5 percent le...
For green, vibrant grass, it is essential for homeowners to learn about aerating, seeding, and watering their lawns to keep the curb appeal intact, according to realtor.com®’s Lawn Lover’s Guide. “When you don’t give your lawn...
Posted on July 5, 2018 - 10:37 PM
by Devon Thorsby
It shouldn't be any surprise that new homes are bigger than they used to be. But it may be a bit of a shock to learn just how much space we take up compared with roughly 40 years ago. The median size of a new, single-family home sold in 2017 was 2,45...
Posted on June 30, 2018 - 09:21 AM
by Rachel Farrow
Jumping into the real estate world is a tried-and-true pathway to wealth. That pathway, although tested, isn’t for the faint of heart -- there are many bumps along the way. Before you start buying, take some useful beginner’s advice from the i...
Posted on June 27, 2018 - 11:41 PM
Outdoor projects can help boost a home’s value by up to 10 percent, according to a new realtor.com® report. Outdoor showers, barbecue stations, entertainment pools, and firepits are the top projects that realtor.com® researchers found with t...
Posted on June 24, 2018 - 10:57 AM
by Wendy Helfenbaum
You know the feeling you get when you check into a high-end hotel—the kind with sumptuous bedding, chic décor, and breathtaking views? The feeling of never wanting to leave? That vibe comes by deliberate design: Everything in that hotel was ...
Posted on June 19, 2018 - 11:21 PM
by Laura Kusisto
SondraP/iStock Rising wages, loosening credit standards and demographic shifts are all creating momentum for owning rather than renting. The homeownership rate rose from the prior year for the fifth consecutive quarter in 2018, according to U.S. Censu...
Posted on June 19, 2018 - 10:12 PM
by Danielle Hale
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed legislation rolling back some of the lending restrictions enacted in response to the housing boom and bust. While the new law doesn’t entirely do away with those financial reforms, it does have some signifi...
Posted on June 16, 2018 - 12:42 PM
by By Lighter Side Staff
Has your air conditioner ever failed on a hot summer day? It’s a struggle no homeowner wants to deal with. When you own a home it’s important to budget annually for repairs that might be needed and anticipate when things might need to be repla...
Posted on June 15, 2018 - 11:42 PM
by By Lighter Side Staff
Whether your home is due for a decor update or you simply prefer to keep up with the latest interior design styles, experts have revealed the decorating trends that will dominate 2018. So, if you’re planning to put your place on the market and want...