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December 4, 2018

Property Taxes and How They Differ State by State

As we move towards the end of the year, you may be paying or just have paid property taxes. Here's how they differ across the country.
 
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November 27, 2018

Housing Affordability Across the Country

Everyone dreams of owning a home. But your ability to purchase a home often depends on where you live. There are places in the country where the cost of homeownership is beyond the average person’s income. At the same time, there are other areas of the country where real estate prices have stagnated.
 
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November 20, 2018

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Hot Water

You've probably heard of solar panels for electricity, but what about the advantages and disadvantages of solar hot water?
 
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November 13, 2018

Should You Hire a Property Management Company?

Owning a rental property can be a good investment but it can also be time consuming and difficult to manage alone. Should you hire a property management company to oversee your rental property? Here are some reason why you should or shouldn't.
 
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November 7, 2018

Moving Migration Patterns: The Top Inbound and Outbound States

Americans move for a variety of reasons: A new or better home or apartment, family, current housing situation, to establish own household, or a new job or job transfer. Each year, United Van Lines compiles the trend of migratory patterns in the United States. Check the top inbound and outbound states!
 
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October 31, 2018

Are Home Prices Increasing Faster Than Wages?

Millennials took the brunt of the Great Recession. While the market is recovering, the process has not been without its challenges. Wage growth has not risen as fast as home prices.
 
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October 25, 2018

The Impacts of New Tariffs on the Housing Market

If you're thinking of having a new home built or are looking into some new additions for your home, here's the impacts of the new tariffs on the housing market.
 
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October 9, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pool

An in-ground pool in the backyard can be the perfect addition to a home. Imagine the water shimmering in the backyard, and people gathering around the pool and socializing. A pool is the perfect centralized element to backyard landscaping, but there are many factors you must consider when adding a backyard pool.

The most important is cost. An in-ground swimming pool installation starts at around $21,000, but you can spend $50,000 or more on a pool. That doesn’t include additional features around the backyard that fit with the pool. It’s a major financial investment.

“I’d say the bare minimum for a pool, assuming that everything’s [...]

 
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September 27, 2018

Cities With Volatile Housing Markets

Once red-hot markets are at a point where they will begin to see downward pricing pressure. Where is most likely to experience volatility in the near future? Check out these cities with volatile housing markets.
 
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September 25, 2018

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance

Here's what you need to know about mortgage insurance to ensure you aren't struggling to scrape up a down payment.
 
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September 20, 2018

How to Create an Edible Landscape

In recent years, the idea of an edible landscape has become popular. Homeowners are ripping up their lawns and turning a property into a mixture of landscaping and edible plants. Check out these tips on how to create one yourself!
 
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September 18, 2018

Effects of Stock Market on Real Estate Markets

The stock market and home equity are the two largest forms of wealth in the United States. Check out the several factors that correlate the stock market and real estate, and the areas where homebuyers should pay attention.
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