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What A New Home Warranty Really Covers

© sturti – E+/Getty Images A new home will often come with a warranty from the builder, but that doesn’t mean the builder is on the hook for anything that breaks. Warranties differ from builder to builder, but they typically

How Long Do Most Families Live In A House?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to

Why Should You Use A Professional To Sell Your Home?

When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible price for their home with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting

8 Dumb Ways You Are Destroying The Value Of Your Home

(c)  Deklofenak / In addition to being home sweet home, your house is probably your biggest asset. That means you want to do what you can to increase (or at least maintain) the value of your home. While some

61% Of First Time Home Buyers Put Down Less Than 6%

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time home buyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a

Thinking Of Selling? Now Is The Perfect Time.

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be

To Stage … Or Not To Stage?That Is The Question!

Will The New Tax Laws Affect Housing? YES!

While the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) admits that only an estimated 1.3 percent of mortgages will be affected by the new $750,000 cap on the mortgage interest deduction, that still means that tens of thousands of high-net-worth, high-earning families will have their deduction capped. And,

Time On The Market Drops To A New Low In 2017

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new