Homes & Real Estate / Housing Market Trends

  • Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain?

      

    Are you a homebuyer thinking about how to buy a foreclosure to save money? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the foreclosed properties in November 2015 sold at an average of...

  • Foreclosure predictions for 2016

      

    The housing market is back on its feet -- or is it? Following the burst of the housing bubble and the crisis that followed, it seemed every other home on any street in the U.S. was in foreclosure....

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • 7 lessons I learned as an Airbnb host

      

    From 2014 through 2015, I took the crazy leap into becoming an Airbnb host.  I'm a landlord in Atlanta, and I decided to turn one of my rental properties into an AirBnB unit for one...

  • How to get the best deals on rent in 2016

      

    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...

  • 5 design tricks for a small kitchen

      

    The American kitchen has doubled in size over the last three decades, growing to an average of 300 square feet. These days, the kitchen is not only where we cook, but where we entertain, where the...

  • 5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt

      

    You're in your 20s or 30s and saddled with student loan debt. Maybe you're not yet earning what you expected this far out from graduation, and now you're wondering how to save for a...

  • Beware of foreclosures being rented by fake landlords

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your money A...

  • 11 home trends that are so over

      

    Remodeling soon? Somebody has to say it: It's time for some home designs to disappear.

  • Why the holidays are the best time to buy or sell a house

      

    There's no place like home for the holidays -- and that's doubly true if you're looking to buy a home right now! After being flat on its back, the housing market has come roaring...

  • Multi-generational living at the crux of new Fannie Mae mortgage rules

      

    New mortgage rules mean that many families who previously couldn't qualify for a mortgage now may be able to do so. The new rules coming from Fannie Mae are part of what's known as the...

  • 5 reasons concrete counters are better than stone

      

    Love the look of stone but turned off by some of its less-than-desirable qualities? Concrete countertops might be the answer. From a literally endless array of colors and designs, to the ability...

  • 'Pocket listings' are a hot new trend in real estate

      

    Nowadays when you look for home, what do you do? You look on the computer, or more likely you look on your phone via an app like Zillow or so many others. When you're driving around and see a...

  • How to handle finances when living together unmarried

      

    The way we form households is changing. That begs the question, what comes first: Marriage or buying a house? Advice for unmarried people buying a home together It's a fact of life that...

  • 9 common bathroom problems and how to fix them

      

    U.S. homeowners are spending an average of $16,724 on mid-range bathroom remodels this year and can expect to recoup about 70 percent of that outlay when they sell their homes, according to the...