The VA home loan, which may be the most auspicious benefit available to veterans, is putting vets into homes at a far greater rate than it was just one decade ago. According to Bloomberg news, VA loans accounted for eight percent of all first quarter mortgages this year, an increase from two percent in 2004.
About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: “So, were you there?”
An outdoor living room is an outdoor space that you have converted so as to provide more comfort and aesthetical appeal than just a simple backyard with a few chairs and a wooden table. An outdoor living room, if done properly, can be the most exciting place in your house, a place where you and your family and visitors will be spending a lot of time having fun in the open air. But, how does one do it properly? What are the things you need to keep in mind?
A new home often means making significant adjustments to how you spend your money. Expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance add up quickly and can easily throw your best financial intentions out of whack.
We know it is difficult to dedicate your precious free time to such an extensive undertaking as full backyard renovation tends to be, however, in this article we will propose five things you can do in your backyard without too much fuss and still achieve a wonderful, refreshing effect.
(MCT)—Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students, that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks.
Bathroom accessories help you to beautify the look of your bathroom. It is a place where you spent most of your time in morning and so it needs to be pleasant and comfortable. It is important that you clearly understand how you can change the look of this place, making it more attractive and comfortable with the right products.
It can be daunting to take on a big road trip in an unfamiliar country, and if you can’t speak the language then it can seem like an even tougher task.
But what is a person to do if their renovation budget is limited, if they do not have the means to transform that one room that needs sprucing up? There are quick tips and tricks that you can fall back to that will not be too expensive and that will definitely increase the value of the house and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter and national year-over-year price appreciation is now at its slowest pace since 2012, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®.
The passing of a loved one is both devastating and trying. It presents the time to mourn and celebrate the person’s life, to gather with family and friends, and to organize any assets that have been left behind.
As family members, your pets should have all the freedom as you have as well. That is why installing certain features into your home will allow them to be able to move around freely; also remodeling will help not only your pets to feel better in their home, it will also help you with cleaning and grooming them.
FengShui can be considered more than just art, because it will help you focus your energy in all the right areas but if done well, your home office will look astonishing and very stylish.
The Starres in front of their $1.3 million dollar Showhome in Carlsbad, Calif. The Starres aren’t movie stars, but they live like it — for a fraction of the cost. As home managers, Calvenn and Crystena Starre rent a $1.3 million home in Carlsbad, C…
What Steve Doman has done with what was previously a one-room, 26-feet-by-26-feet cabin is truly out of this world. Doman, 69, has lived in the Guffey, Colorado cabin for 26 years. He has spent the last 14 of them adding on seven rooms — most of whic…
Not all makeovers require renovations (the dust! the commotion! the disorder!). Pretty exhausting, right? In fact, some of the most magnificent transformations don’…
“Low interest rates are a positive for REITs because they really offer investors an attractive yield alternative relative to Treasurys or fixed income and you have a growth characteristic to that dividend yield that will go up and increase versus kind of a fixed return over a period of time.”
Ask house hunters to name their dream kitchen must-haves and you’re likely to get a resounding “granite countertops” in response. In 2012, granite was used in about 75 percent of new kitchens, according to MSN. But with those numbers came speculation t…
Do you find yourself getting frustrated with your hanging wardrobe when you get ready in the morning? Do you leave clean clothes in your laundry basket for days on end because the idea of hanging them up rattles you to your core? And do you feel tempte…
Among Hollywood actors, there are no small parts — but there are small houses, and Vincent Kartheiser’s is perhaps one of Hollywood’s smallest.