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...
Posted on June 14, 2018 - 06:57 PM
by Jordan Lulich
Spring home-buying season is in full swing. In fact, in comparison with 2017, home sales were up in May by 8%. With summer in sight, many are expected to purchase their first home. Last year property disputes in Federal Courts rose by 35%. If those who ar...
Along with paying down debt, building an emergency fund, and planning for retirement, buying a home is one of the most popular financial planning goals. With interest rates on the rise, you may be wondering how to buy a home as soon as possible. Here are ...
Posted on June 13, 2018 - 10:18 PM
by Devon Thorsby
The housing market is certainly hot these days, but so are the houses going on the market. Even in tight seller’s markets, it appears sellers are upping their game by updating kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and backyards to appeal to more buyers and ...
Posted on June 13, 2018 - 06:07 PM
by Clare Trapasso
The hottest remodeling jobs of the year aren't all about installing new kitchen cabinets or countertops, putting an eye-catching backsplash above the stove, or adding a sleek yet functional kitchen island. Instead, 2018 is all about the john. Nearly ...
Posted on June 12, 2018 - 06:07 PM
by Margaret Heidenry
Buying a home is hard, but if you want to learn how to buy a home from a family member, you're entering truly treacherous territory. Because, let's face it, we've all been to family dinners where a seemingly benign issue can instantly turn int...
Posted on June 12, 2018 - 12:01 AM
by Daniel Bortz
Welcome to your Closing on a House Checklist—a rundown of everything home buyers need to do in the 11th hour before they get their hands on those keys. Because when you're approaching the finish line in your home-buying journey, you want nothing...