Survey: 13% of Owners Think Their House Is Haunted

While 1 in 3 Americans say they don’t want to live in a haunted house, over 10% say they have shadows, hot-cold spots, odd pet behavior and a “feel” in certain rooms. Haunted houses are popular attractions this time of year, but most Americans say they wouldn’t … [Read more...]

Marketing to Millennial Buyers: What Do They Want?

  HarrisX survey: Millennials who enter the market expect competition, and they’re willing to ask Mom and Dad for money. Of those surveyed, 75% have been working remotely, with 63% ready to buy a home now for that reason, and 49% saying it’s happening sooner … [Read more...]

Get Back on Track Financially with a Budget

There are no two ways about it—many Americans have had a rough time financially over the past few years. The good news is, no matter how bleak things look, there are a number of steps you can take to improve your financial health - and get back on track with a … [Read more...]

Pandemic Tips: How to Move Safely

  Many Americans may be forced to consider moving as federal foreclosure and eviction moratoriums expire. In the first week of July, 32% of Americans did not make a full, on-time housing payment, according to a nationally representative survey by the website … [Read more...]

Tips to Prepare a Budget Before Buying a New Home

BUY A BUDGET FRIENDLY HOME! It’s virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren’t fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month.  Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and … [Read more...]

1 in 5 Buyers Wants Designated Space to Work from Home

Three-quarters of homebuyers who plan to buy a home within the next 12 months say they need space to work from home.  The coronavirus pandemic has impacted their homebuying plans: 25% said it caused them to move or speed up their timeline, 20% said it caused them to … [Read more...]

Escape with Your Very Own ‘She Shed

Looking for an Escape close to home?  She sheds, the female version of the man cave, have become the latest lifestyle rage.  According to Rebecca Shinners at House Beautiful, a she-shed should provide a quiet space that allows you to embrace a hobby or just carve … [Read more...]

Pet-Proofing Your Home in 4 Steps

There are many perks to owning a pet, but a show-ready home isn’t one of them. Just like kids (and maybe your in-laws), pets can wreak havoc on your household – and more often than not, it happens just after you’ve cleaned up shop. To manage the mess, consider adopting one … [Read more...]

FYI on PMI: The Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is imposed on conventional mortgage borrowers who place less than 20 percent down on a home purchase. Mortgage insurance is also a requirement for borrowers who obtain a mortgage through a government agency, such as the Federal Housing … [Read more...]

Tourists Spoke: Fla. Is Home to 10 of 15 ‘Best U.S. Beaches’

By Kerry Smith Those online tourism reviews on TripAdvisor? The company analyzed them to identify most-loved beaches, and 10 of the top 15 are in Fla., ranging from the Panhandle to Miami. Overall, tourists’ online reviews ranked Clearwater Beach as their No. 1 U.S. … [Read more...]