Homes & Real Estate / Housing Market Trends

  • How to get the best deals on rent

      

    Looking for a deal on rent is challenging, but it can be done! The apartment market is splitting Older apartments that are not desirable are having by far the fastest increases in rent. This...

  • Fast Internet connection adds $5,000 to your home's value

      

    When you go to buy a home, a new study shows you'll pay substantially more for that home if it has access to very fast Internet. What's been called "the digital divide" is...

  • Real estate trend: Tiny homes are hot!

      

    This housing trend could cut your mortgage or rent payment down to almost nothing. Why buying a tiny house can save you big time.

  • 10 worst kitchen upgrades you can make

      

    There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home...

  • Move Over Man Caves, Here Come "She Sheds"

      

    By Rick Couri of KRMG HOUSTON — “She Sheds” are meant to be a place where ladies can get away from those smelly men and do the things ladies want to do. Tamara Harbert...

  • Do Real Estate Agents Really Matter Anymore?

      

    With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like...

  • Installing Solar Energy at Home Is Hot

      

    Are you paying too much for your home's energy expenses? Putting in solar energy can help lower that bill. Solar energy is Clark Smart for your wallet! Residential solar installations...

  • Replace lost keys for less money than a locksmith

      

    Lost your keys? Locksmiths can be time consuming and expensive. Here’s an alternative that will get you back in the door without paying a ton of money.

  • Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever

      

    LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full price. Even so, purchasing your bulbs on deep discount is obviously the best way to go. Prices...

  • Test drive a home before you buy

      

    When you buy a new car, you usually take it for a test drive. Now some home buyers are test driving homes as well.

  • Tiny Houses Offer Affordable Housing Solutions

      

    For people just starting out in life, it's becoming more difficult to afford a place to live. Bunking up with several roommates is becoming more common around the country. But it's...

  • New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers

      

    Good news for first-time homebuyers or those who don't own a home today and want to. The strict regulations that forced so many of you out of the market are easing up. Downpayments and...

  • Digital Thermostats: Worth the high price tag?

      

    Buying a new digital thermostat can really cut heating costs. Clark has been testing the Nest digital thermostat for months.

  • Housing trend returns: Multi-generation homes

      

    A new study shows that home buyers are once again looking for homes that can fit multiple generations under one roof.

  • When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?

      

    For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home...