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June Housing Scorecard: New-and Existing-Home Sales Up
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among ...
Sell Quickly with Master Suite Upgrades
(BPT) - All signs point to a recovering real estate market. Experts say more inventory will be available and buyers will have an easier time getting mortgages, all of which means more competition among sellers.
If you plan to put your home on the market this season, you might be looking for the most ...
Contract Rate on New Home Loans Dips Under 4 Percent
On average, mortgage interest rates declined in May, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). On conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes, the average contract interest rate dropped by more than 30 basis points, from 4.19 to 3.88 ...
Eye on the Economy: Slow Progress after a Tough Quarter
The overall economy slowed at the start of 2014, which took a toll on housing and economic activity. According to the Bureau of Economic of Analysis, real GDP contracted at a 1 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate during the first quarter. Growth would have been slightly positive absent ...
3 Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Home for Your Parent
Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout, a division of Genworth Financial Services.
“But that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their quality of life,” says Peder ...
Selling This Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale
When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both homebuyers and sellers are most active across the country. If you'll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a ...
5 Affordable Home Improvement Ideas
By Barbara Pronin
It would be nice if we could always afford to remodel the kitchen or add another bedroom or a covered patio at will. But if expensive projects have to wait their turn, there are many smaller projects—many of which can be done by yourself, or with friends—that can vastly improve ...
Disappearing Designs and Relaxing Environments Lead Bathroom Remodel Trends
A survey conducted by Geberit revealed that 30 percent of Americans believe the toilet tank is the most unappealing feature of their bathroom, revealing a growing shift towards form over function in bathroom design ahead of National Home Remodeling Month in May.
Updated Corner Lot Home
• 2,036 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 1 1/2 story
Honey Creek at Bailey Ranch, Owasso
A wonderful updated and spacious home that is just perfect! Gameroom could be 4th bed. Vaulted ceiling in ...
FHA 203k Loans: What You Need to Know
By Keith Loria
Whether you’re actively searching for a new place to call home or simply entertaining the idea of moving to a new location, you more than likely have a dream home in mind. However, if your dreams are out of line with your budget, getting into that dream home may seem next to impossible. ...