Last week's economic reports included readings on projected top housing markets for 2018, weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Labor sector readings on private-sector job growth, private and public-sector job growth and the national unemployment rate were released. Projected top housing markets in 2018 were also released. Realtors Release Projections for Top Housing Markets in 2018 Prospective homebuyers and retirees facing home affordability issues in metro areas such as New York City and the West Coast are seeking affordable housing markets according to data released by … [Read More...]
Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let's take a look at three ways that you can use wood to add a little spice to your home decor.
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Try A Visually Striking Wood Wall
If you are looking to add some 'pop' to a room, consider an offset or patterned wall made of … [Read More...]
Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it comes to open listings on the local market. One decision you will need to consider: do you want to purchase an existing home or build a new one? Let's explore a few reasons why new construction homes are a popular choice for today's home buyer.
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A Home Designed (By You) With The Future In Mind
Ask anyone who has recently invested in a brand-new home, and many will share that all of the built-in technology was an essential factor. Today's homes are designed … [Read More...]
Whether the kids have moved out or you just aren't using the extra bedrooms, having a house that feels 'too big' is rarely fun. In today's post, we will share a few changes you can expect when you downsize from a large house to a smaller home or condo.
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Why Downsize At All?
As you might imagine, having too much space is the primary reason that couples and families downsize. Larger homes cost more to maintain and can feel empty if it's just one or two people living there. In many cases, old items and clutter tend to build up … [Read More...]
Are you in the market for a new house or condo in 2018? With the new year just around the corner, now is the time to get all of your financial details in order. As you may know, buying a home is a significant financial transaction. But it all starts with your down payment, which is the lump sum that you invest in order to purchase the home. In today's blog post we will share a few sources of funds that you can tap into for help saving up your down payment.
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Peer Into Your Financial Future
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Last week's economic releases included readings on new and pending home sales, Case-Shiller index readings for September, and construction spending. Weekly readings on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released. Home Price Growth Driven by Shortage of Homes for Sale Case-Shiller Home Price Indices reported 6.20 percent growth in home prices year-over-year in September as compared to August's reading of 6.00 percent year-over-year growth for August. September's reading was the highest for national home price growth since 2014. According to the 20-City Home Price Index, Seattle, … [Read More...]