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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?
03/19/2019
What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800

Follow these tips to have a more eco-friendly holiday season.
03/19/2019
Tips for keeping holiday waste down

Follow these tips to have a more eco-friendly holiday season.

The holiday season is an especially wasteful time of year for most households, but you can do your part to avoid this by keeping the planet in mind while d

Cleaning your windows can completely change the look of your home!
03/19/2019
How to Clean Windows

Cleaning your windows can completely change the look of your home!

Find out the proper way to clean the windows in your house.

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!
03/18/2019
Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every m...

Everything you wanted to know about creating a home theater.
03/18/2019
10 Essential Elements of a Home Theater System

Everything you wanted to know about creating a home theater.

A home theater system is a great way to enjoy watching TV and movies. Find out what you need to know to set one up...

It's best to leave some projects to the pros. Learn why you should consider using a professional here.
03/16/2019
12 Home Improvement Projects You Should Never, Ever DIY

It's best to leave some projects to the pros. Learn why you should consider using a professional here.

We're all for rolling up our sleeves and saving money when it comes to DIY home improvements. But all the HGTV binge watching and YouTube videos don't necessarily make us pros.

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]
03/15/2019
Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018. Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home! Buying now will allow you to start earning equity today!

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream
03/14/2019
Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to...

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?
03/12/2019
What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number of buyers who want to purchase a home. Acc

There are plenty of ways to help the environment without hurting your finances.
03/12/2019
Sustainable Living Tips to Get Your Financial House in Order

There are plenty of ways to help the environment without hurting your finances.

Have you ever noticed that wealthy celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio are some of the biggest proponents of green living? That isn’t a coincidence. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that only…

Follow these tips to make your apartment warm, cozy and feel like home.
03/11/2019
7 Ways To Make Your First Apartment Without Roommates Feel Like Home Sweet Home

Follow these tips to make your apartment warm, cozy and feel like home.

When you first ventured out on your own, you probably shared an apartment or house with a few roommates. So, when it's time for you to have your own place and live solo, it's a different ball game. Yeah, you always provided for yourself — even with…

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring
03/11/2019
4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report pred

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]
03/08/2019
Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST. Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spring bri

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time
03/07/2019
Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic slowdown is in the near future: “While only 10% of panelists expect a recession in 2019, 42% say a recession will hap...

Here's a guide to living more eco-friendly and saving more annually!
03/07/2019
How Green Is Your Home? An Eco-Friendly Reality Check

Here's a guide to living more eco-friendly and saving more annually!

How green are our homes? It's time for an eco-friendly pulse check, plus some tips on how much you'll save if you do a few green upgrades yourself.

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell
03/06/2019
2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached height

03/06/2019
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This New Jersey mansion has a better basketball court than most schools in the state.

Jackie Gleason's house looks like it's heading straight to the moon.
03/05/2019
Jackie Gleasons UFO House

Jackie Gleason's house looks like it's heading straight to the moon.

Jackie Gleason's UFO House! Home Photos In the 1950s and ‘60s, one of television's most popular shows was the Jackie Gleason Show, broadcast live from Studio 50 in New York City. Jackie's former home in the New York City suburb of Westchester County, shaped and named for the UFOs that he was sure ...

How to Have a Unique Open House
03/05/2019
How to Have a Unique Open House

How to Have a Unique Open House

According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the crowd! This quote from Grandscope puts it well: “You

A-Rod bought this place from Meryl Streep with all the furniture included, which means you can probably buy Meryl Streep...
03/05/2019
A-Rod Lists Celeb-Pedigreed Sunset Strip Contemporary

A-Rod bought this place from Meryl Streep with all the furniture included, which means you can probably buy Meryl Streep's furniture.

Former Major League slugger Alex Rodriguez is looking to slide out of his Los Angeles residence, listing the architecturally significant and celeb-pedigreed Sunset Strip contemporary for $6.5 milli…

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!
03/04/2019
The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best i...

There are plenty of ways to dispose of renovation materials and old fixtures in a sustainable way. Here are a few ideas.
03/02/2019
Got old fixtures after a reno? Here’s what to do with them

There are plenty of ways to dispose of renovation materials and old fixtures in a sustainable way. Here are a few ideas.

Before you toss dated lighting, banged-up doors, or worn tiles in the dumpster, consider these more sustainable options.

Here are some tips to create the perfect environmentally friendly living room.
03/01/2019
5 tips to Set up an Environmentally Friendly Living Room

Here are some tips to create the perfect environmentally friendly living room.

The growing number of green homes in the United States is extremely encouraging. The United States Green Building Council reports that there are over 370,000 green homes, as of October 2017. Green …

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]
03/01/2019
Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may e

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing
02/28/2019
No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The p

Your backyard doesn't have to be a secret anymore. Here are some ideas that will make others want to join you back there...
02/28/2019
Prepare to Be Inspired, Delighted by These 50 Backyard Ideas

Your backyard doesn't have to be a secret anymore. Here are some ideas that will make others want to join you back there.

You may need just a few key backyard ideas to set the wheels in motion for a fantastic makeover. Here are 50 suggestions that can transform your yard.

Get more use out of your fireplace with these simplified cleaning steps.
02/28/2019
Fireplace Cleaning Simplified: A Step By Step Guide - DreamCasa.org

Get more use out of your fireplace with these simplified cleaning steps.

Fireplaces are desirable, to say the least, but they are low on the list of maintenance priorities in a new home. Most people tend to prioritize features that are vital for daily use. For example, having a large functional kitchen with plenty of counter space, sufficient living, and dining rooms and...

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!
02/27/2019
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change f

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