Latest Housing Trends That May Surprise You

When most people think about housing trends, they think about wall colors, cabinet styles and materials. As lives become more complicated, priorities shift and the definition of family has changed significantly. In response to these shifts in society, the housing trends change and adapt. The economic situation for many homeowners has also caused adjustment to [...]

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Make Moving Easy with these 10 Ideas

Near or far, there’s no short of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household, changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new home can be more hectic than happy. And the biggest stressor of all? Packing. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve compiled a list of clever [...]

Looking for an Active Lifestyle During Retirement?

When thinking about retirement, choosing a location can be an overwhelming decision. How do you narrow down the choices?The very best place to retire for you might be on a beach…or in the mountains…or near family…or in the same house you've lived in for years. It's a personal decision that no one else can [...]

How to Live in Staged Surroundings

It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS. Staging is so effective, in fact, it may influence a buyer to bid above asking price. It can be [...]

New Survey Finds Like-Kind Exchanges Promote Jobs and Economic Growth

Real Estate like-kind exchanges are an important vehicle for disposing of and acquiring properties and support the nation’s financial growth, job creation and economy, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS. The Like-kind Exchanges: Real Estate Market Perspectives 2015 survey of NAR’s commercial and residential members found that real estate [...]

Average Rate on a 30 Year Mortgage Edges Up According to Freddie Mac

Mortgage rates are looking stable amid an improving housing market, with Freddie Mac’s latest survey showing that lenders were offering 30 year fixed rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.02 percent, up from 4 percent a week ago. The results of this weekly survey say that the average for [...]

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