Fastest Ways to Build Equity in Your Home

If you’ve got a mortgage on your home, not only do the regular payments you make go towards paying off your property, they also go towards building equity.

Basically, equity is the difference between your home’s value and your outstanding

Stylish & Affordable Furniture for First-Time Homeowners

Going from a renter to a homeowner is a big step, especially if it means going from a tiny, cramped space to a multi-bedroom house. In addition to having an endless expanse of empty wall space to fill, a new

NFL Stadiums Affect Home Values (But Is It Good or Bad?)

With the NFL season upon us, stadiums across the country are already gearing up for rowdy and excited crowds. But how does that activity affect the values and prices of nearby homes? Is it a good or bad thing to

5 Signs of an Upcoming Buyer’s Market

Simply put, a buyer’s market is basically one that favors buyers. While this isn’t exactly rocket science, there’s a little more that goes into officially identifying a buyer’s market. 

If you’re a homebuyer sitting on the sidelines waiting for the

Interior Design Trends That Are Overrated

You don’t wear bellbottoms anymore, nor do you sport a mullet (we hope, anyway). Just like your personal style changes, so does the world of home design. Here are a few decor trends that may have had their 15 minutes

Can You Change Mortgage Lenders Before Your Home Closes?

You’ve found a home that you’ve put an offer on, and have secured a lender to provide you with the mortgage you need to finance the place.

Somewhere down the line, you decide that you’d like to look elsewhere for

Home Safety Features That Save You on Property Insurance

If you own a home, property insurance is an absolute must. While it may be an aggravating expense to add to the seemingly endless list of home expenses, you can take measures to cut the costs.

Home insurance providers like

3 Tips for Using Mirrors to Improve Your Rooms

Imagine a world without mirrors. You would have no way to check your appearance before leaving the house every day. You’d be forced to conduct routine grooming activities without the benefit of a clear reflection. But most importantly, your home

How Land Sales Contracts Work When Buying or Selling a Home

If you were a home buyer in the 1970s and 1980s, you might remember how land contracts played a big role in helping buyers finance their new homes. Back then, interest rates were pretty high, and lending requirements were pretty

Dorm Room Design on a Budget

It’s that time of year again. High school graduates across the country are packing their belongings into boxes and making the drive to the college campus they’ll call home for the next few years. Many of them will spend at