How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

“All cash, seven-day close.” Those words are a dream for a home seller and a real estate agent, but while they may be thrown around on shows like Million Dollar Listing to entice a buyer to accept a $28 million offer on a $30 million list price, how realistic is it to close so quickly…

Smart Ways to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation

Looking to liven up your bathroom? Better set aside some big bucks. According to HomeAdvisor, “The average bathroom remodel costs $10,354.” But, there are ways to get a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost, with these money-saving tips and tricks. Keep the same layout You might want to chuck it all and start…

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During Summer

Does your house turn into summer camp as soon as school gets out? Does it seem like you’re hosting the whole neighborhood on a daily basis? It’s great to be the “fun house”—the one where everybody wants to hang out. But, if that means you’re going to have a bunch of people coming through the…

How to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Resort

Once summer arrives, we all go into vacation mode, right? But why should we only get to enjoy that feeling for a few weeks every year?! With a few simple updates to your outdoor space, you can be living that resort life all season long—and maybe even extend your summer well into the fall! Multiple…

The Refi Boom Goes Bombastic

This was supposed to be the time when mortgage rates were climbing over five percent. All anyone was talking about going into 2019 was how the higher rates were going to put a wrench in the market. And now, halfway through the year, rates have dropped to a two-year low and, not surprisingly, refinances are…

What Do You Need to Know about Congestion Pricing?

“Live in the city,” they said.” It’ll be great,” they said. And while that may be true for many reasons, traffic’s probably not one of them. Soon, if you dare get behind the wheel of a car in a city like Manhattan, congestion is about to get a little worse. Not necessarily because of more…