Are you ready for the coming shift to driverless cars? While it might seem like some sort of futuristic vision, the truth is that driverless vehicles will be on the road within a few short years. Let's explore three key ways that driverless cars are going to help to shape how we think about our homes in the very near future.
#1: Goodbye, Garages
It might seem a bit strange to think about now, but many people are likely to get rid of their cars entirely. Car ownership is expected to shift to entrepreneurs and services who offer vehicles for on-demand use. We are already starting to see … [Read More...]
If you are in the market for a new home, one of the considerations you will need to make is how much to invest in your down payment. Let's take a quick look at some of the pros and cons of making a large down payment when buying your next home.
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A Large Down Payment Has Its Benefits
If you have the funds available, you may find a bit of an advantage in a large down payment. The following are a few potential benefits that you may realize.
You Can Afford More 'House' - if you are aiming for a large, luxurious home a significant … [Read More...]
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...]