One of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Whether you lean toward contemporary design or a farmhouse aesthetic, your home is your canvas. Even so, it’s always smart to think about the long-term impact those decisions […]
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Owning a home is more than just going through the process of buying a house. Once your purchase is complete, there are many things to consider during the time you own the home.
These include maintenance, home improvement, your home's value, equity, taxes, insurance, and other things you may not think of.
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Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. And if you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furniture placement and decor before the ink dries on your offer letter. But before you run to the nearest home goods store, take a deep breath. First, you’ll need to delay any […]
If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly painted siding—excites you, join the club. Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans’ favorite ways to grow their wealth. In fact, over 70% of single-family rental properties are currently owned by individual investors rather than corporations, according to […]
Take a closer look at the storm that new homeowners in California and Florida are facing as insurance companies deny writing insurance policies. Understand the vulnerabilities caused by this crisis, learn about the reasons driving policy denials, and explore actionable steps to protect yourself in the face of this insurance crisis. Thousands of people in […]
To avoid buyer’s remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. Most new homebuyers don’t regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who successfully overcame a challenging housing market say they’re glad they found their current homes.1 But that doesn’t mean newly-minted […]
Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to consider—including potential costs, long-term financial implications, and quality of life. A major remodel can be a major commitment. […]
Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks. The effort is worthwhile, however. A sanitary environment can keep you and your family healthier by minimizing your exposure to germs […]