Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities

Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities

Minimum Salaries Needed to Buy in 27 Cities An increase in interest rates means home shoppers likely will need a higher salary in order to afford a median-priced home in 27 of the largest metro areas, according to mortgage data provider HSH.com’s fourth-quarter...
These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air

These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air

These Cities Boast the Cleanest Air Some of the cleanest cities in the U.S. are usually in agricultural communities that have a natural forest or natural reserve nearby, according to realtor.com®’s data team. On the other hand, the most polluted cities tend to be...
Don’t Underestimate Power of Pets

Don’t Underestimate Power of Pets

Don’t Underestimate Power of Pets Pets are having more of an influence in home buying and selling as well as renovation, a new study by the National Association of REALTORS® shows. Eighty-one percent of Americans say that animal-related considerations play a role when...
6 Top Landscaping Trends for 2017

6 Top Landscaping Trends for 2017

6 Top Landscaping Trends for 2017 Smart technology, thoughtful — yet simplistic — design, and sustainability are the keywords when it comes to landscapes today. “Savvy homeowners are seeking smart landscape solutions, which means we’re finding new ways to...
Buyers’ Wish Lists May Soon Include Wellness

Buyers’ Wish Lists May Soon Include Wellness

Buyers’ Wish Lists May Soon Include Wellness Wellness-minded design is gaining traction in the construction world as younger generations demand healthier environments in their workplaces and homes. That means developers are devoting more attention to the air quality,...
Four Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score

Four Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score

Four Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score Improving your credit score can sometimes be a lengthy project. Consumer advisor Brian Acton tells Yahoo Finance if you are planning to apply for a mortgage or other major loan, there are five strategies you can use that can...
Let’s Get Packing on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Let’s Get Packing on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Let’s Get Packing on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! When we aren’t frantically trying to pop an entire roll of the stuff, bubble wrap usually enters our lives when we are in the process of packing up a home. In honor of Bubble Wrap...
Wells Fargo Settles On Mortgage Overcharges

Wells Fargo Settles On Mortgage Overcharges

Wells Fargo Settles On Mortgage Overcharges Lending giant Wells Fargo is settling charges that it overcharged borrowers for broker’s price opinions. Borrowers who had a mortgage serviced by Wells Fargo between May 6, 2005, and July 1, 2010, may be eligible to receive...