How long does a roof last? That has a lot to do with the roofing material you choose to cover your home or business. Other factors that affect roof longevity include your particular weather and climate, your building’s design and
Ever wonder how people around the world live? Or more specifically, what kinds of homes people around the world live in? Well, wonder no more! Here’s a survey of some of the more interesting and unique home styles from around
A lot of homeowners looking to sell their home are concerned with the overall cost it will take them to sell their home and would look for ways to cut down expenses. Most would look into staging as a way
Browsing for homes online is every home buyer’s delight. At just a few clicks away and you’re faced with thousands of beautiful homes right at your fingertips. It’s exciting to imagine the possibilities of living in that elegantly decorated rooms,
The different cultures and ethnic groups in Hawaii celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. Even santa Claus himself is not wearing his usually red and white suit, instead he has chosen flowery Hawaiian clothes. Spread the spirit of the
Hawaii enjoys warm tropical weather all year round but yes there’s snow too! Snow in Hawaii falls on the very summit of the 3 tallest volcanoes in the state (Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala). The picture below shows Washingtonia
If you think you can’t afford to buy a home, you may be surprised to learn otherwise. In 38 states, buying is actually cheaper than renting. However, buying a home comes with many costs not typically included with renting, like repairs and
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year. The
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.
Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red
In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from
Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing,
Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their
Some Highlights: The inventory of existing homes is still below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market and is now at a 4.3-month supply. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had this to say: “After six consecutive months of decline, buyers are
Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it! In 2017, 60% of millennial women
Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off
CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change, “The rise in mortgage rates this summer to their highest level in seven years has made it more difficult for potential buyers to afford a home. The slackening in demand
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence.
Some Highlights: In six states the difference between buying & renting would account for less than a $50 monthly difference, leaving the choice up to the individual family. Nationwide, it is now 26.3% cheaper to buy.