States With the Highest, Lowest Energy Bills

States With the Highest, Lowest Energy Bills

States With the Highest, Lowest Energy Bills The month of July tends to produce the highest monthly energy bills for consumers, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. But where you live has a lot to do with how much energy bills will bite you’re your...
The Pros and Cons of Low Mortgage Rates

The Pros and Cons of Low Mortgage Rates

The Pros and Cons of Low Mortgage Rates Many economists saw their predictions of higher interest rates and stronger economic growth shattered this year, mainly due to global economic uncertainty which was then heightened by June’s Brexit vote in the U.K....
5-Step Checklist to Spruce Up a Backyard

5-Step Checklist to Spruce Up a Backyard

5-Step Checklist to Spruce Up a Backyard   Amber Freda, a landscape designer in New York, recently shared with The New York Times a checklist that can make it easier for your clients to decorate their home’s outdoor space. Some of her tips include: 1....
The 7 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.

The 7 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.

The 7 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.   How physically fit is your city? NerdWallet analyzed the 50 largest metros in the U.S. to find the ones that are the most physically fit. To arrive at its rankings, NerdWallet factored in the percentage of residents at a...
Should Buyers Make Offers on Multiple Homes at Once?

Should Buyers Make Offers on Multiple Homes at Once?

Should Buyers Make Offers on Multiple Homes at Once? Bidding wars are brewing across the country as a limited number of homes for sale has home buyers getting competitive. Indeed, 51 percent of nearly 800 real estate professionals with the Redfin brokerage reported...
City Living Not Just a Modern Shift

City Living Not Just a Modern Shift

City Living Not Just a Modern Shift We live in an age of rapid urbanization, with those migrating to city centers largely being rich, college-educated, and childless. But the uptick of urban wealth and decline in rural populations isn’t just a modern phenomenon....
For Buyers Who Want to Upsize on the Cheap

For Buyers Who Want to Upsize on the Cheap

For Buyers Who Want to Upsize on the Cheap Your buyers want a big home but their budget isn’t enough to afford one. Try these strategies to find a larger home for less money. Is it possible to buy a bigger home without having to pay big bucks? Realtor.com® offers some...
Smaller Apartments Don’t Mean Lower Rent

Smaller Apartments Don’t Mean Lower Rent

Smaller Apartments Don’t Mean Lower Rent New apartments hitting the market this year are 8 percent smaller than they were a decade ago, according to a new report by RentCafe, an online rental marketplace. But that doesn’t mean renters are paying any less...
Home Ownership by Age 25? It’s Possible

Home Ownership by Age 25? It’s Possible

Home Ownership by Age 25? It’s Possible Despite being saddled with student debt and dealing with the repercussions of the 2008 financial crash, it’s still possible to become a home owner by age 25. In order to accomplish the goal of owning a home, 26-year-old...
6 Packing Hacks When Moving

6 Packing Hacks When Moving

6 Packing Hacks When Moving Moving experts recently shared with realtor.com® some of their most creative tips and tricks for helping home owners pack up their belongings. Leader of the Pack How to Pack Like a Pro Need to Get Your Seller Packing? Checklist: Prepare for...