Move to the Deep South and chances are high that disaster will strike your home sooner or later.
The Honolulu skyline is exploding; it’s actually changing as you read this. Where parking lots, warehouses and palm trees once stood, construction cranes are now ready to build 21 condo properties. Most of them are currently in some stage of construction or planning on about 100 acres of near-coastal land from Kakaako to Ala Moana.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current rate over the weekend.
Bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes, which set energy efficiency baselines for buildings, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Your landscape is very much like your home’s interior décor.
It grows old, sometimes tattered and torn, and needs updating from time to time. Sometimes, plantings need to be completely torn out and totally replaced. Sometimes, old porches, patios and decks just don’t work any longer.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector.
ST. LOUIS — A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn’t budge.
What’s your vision of the American Dream and what are you doing to achieve it? In the new 2014 Credit.com American Dream Survey, we found that most are optimistic about their prospects for achieving their version of the American Dream, but some groups are definitely more confident than others.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications increased, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 1.9 percent in the week ended July 4.
Legendary running back LaDainian Tomlinson has run all the way back to his home state, and he’s trying to cut ties with his Poway, California home — this time for $3.495 million.
Question: I have a question about electric heat.
My house was built in 1972, and it has always had electric heat, and the hot water is heated by solar panels on the roof. Each room has its own thermostat.
Low interest rates make a mortgage an attractive means to purchase a home, but if you can’t qualify for one don’t worry, you have options.
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.03 percent, up from 3.98 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current rate over the weekend.
Architect Jason Urrutia takes pride in his firm’s grasp on tradition. “We lean toward classic without being boring or old school,” he says. “We embrace elements that time has tested and give them our own creative twist.”
Early summer is often referred to as homebuying season. It is traditionally a time when more homes go on the market and more people are looking to buy a home. This means it can also be a competitive time to get the best price for sellers. But you have to be offering something that buyers want.
You’ve probably heard the story: The Federal Emergency Management Agency mapped the house of someone you know into a high-risk flood zone, requiring the owner to pay thousands of dollars in flood insurance rates. Maybe you’re that homeowner, and the back corner of your yard now measures slightly below your neighborhood’s base flood elevation. What do you do now?
Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers’ buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers.
The cost to make a home green (energy efficiency, water and indoor quality, etc.) is higher than the cost of construction of other homes, and this differential may persist as more builders enter the green market.
Demand for real estate is growing in many markets across the country. That’s great, but it creates competition in the form of all-cash offers, offers for thousands of dollars over list price, and a growing gap between affordability and prices in a given area.
“Real Housewife” Vicki Gunvalson is selling her Coto De Caza, California, home, which she redecorated into a comfortable, family home with lots of entertaining space.