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Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

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 flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced [...]

November 29th, 2018|

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

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 lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a [...]

November 26th, 2018|

NYTimes: More Weird Ways to Use Food to Clean Your Messes

Earlier this year we wrote about unusual ways to use foods like Tabasco sauce, sliced bread and cornmeal for cleaning, and we asked if you, our readers, had your own tricks to share. Did you ever! After sorting through hundreds of responses, here are our favorites, from cleaning glass with gin to grooming the family [...]

November 20th, 2018|

What you need to know before building a custom home

By Steve Wydler and Hans Wydler - November 5 - Washington Post The process of building a custom home is often the most misunderstood segment of housing hunting. Said differently, a high percentage of prospective home buyers start out thinking they may want to build a custom home but then end up buying an already [...]

November 20th, 2018|

2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trend Study

Findings from a survey of 1,144 U.S. homeowners on Houzz about their recent or planned master bathroom renovation projects Anticipating Aging Needs: The majority of baby boomers (ages 55 or older) are addressing current or future needs of aging household members during master bathroom renovations (56%). One-third of baby boomers are addressing current aging needs [...]

November 20th, 2018|