(BPT) - Finding an affordable rental home that accepts a voucher in Texas and North Carolina communities may get easier, thanks to Fannie Mae.
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, proactive steps you can take that will save on energy and expenses for your home — while also increasing comfort — today and well into the future. On to…
(BPT) - There it is — a big, messy, overgrown field of weeds, grass, tree stumps, rocks and who knows what else, just begging for some loving. It’s an eyesore that you (and your neighbors) have been wanting to tackle for a long time, but you weren’t sure exactly how to go about it.
(BPT) - If you love entertaining friends and family outdoors, you're not alone. Transforming outdoor areas into extended living spaces continues to be a huge trend, as anything and everything from smaller balconies to spacious porches and patios creates an opportunity to expand your home env…
(BPT) - If you enjoy building with wood, why not put your talents to work to spoil your four-legged friend? It’s easier than you think to make something special that will get your favorite pet purring — or their tail wagging!
(BPT) - Home is where the heart is, and you strive to make it a welcoming place. Whether you're just moving in or you've been living in your house for decades, bugs can become a concern at any time — even in brand-new builds. The moment you notice ants, roaches and other pests, it's time to …
(BPT) - Amid a pandemic and a potential recession, Americans went on a near-record homebuying spree over the last couple of years. Many were first-time homebuyers and, according to Realtor.com, more buyers searched for homes out of state in 2021 than the previous year.
(BPT) - Nothing beats spending time in your backyard or opening all the windows in the summer for some fresh air. However, the warmer weather also brings about prime bug season, meaning you’ll likely have uninvited guests in and around your home.
(BPT) - With the summer months finally here, now is the perfect time to spruce up your home — both indoors and out. It’s a well-known fact that homes with strong curb appeal not only tend to sell faster, but also have higher perceived home values — as much as 7%-14% more. While there are man…
(BPT) - Do dreams of lazy days soaking up the sun have you looking for ways to extend your living space outdoors? You’re not alone. According to a recent Qualified Remodeler magazine survey on the latest outdoor living trends, creating the ultimate backyard now has as much priority with home…
(BPT) - Today's homeowners are more invested than ever in keeping their homes updated by elevating their style and taking on projects ranging from bringing in fresh new paint colors to serious bathroom or kitchen renovations.
(BPT) - Owning a home has long been an aspiration for many people across America, and one of the most effective ways to build generational wealth. Yet, due to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising interest rates, and housing affordability concerns, including the lack of afford…
(BPT) - Whether you're working with contractors and ripping out everything down to the studs or you want a simple DIY upgrade to elevate the space, a new bathroom is functional and adds value to your home. Unfortunately, many people have good intentions for upgrading their bathroom only to f…
(BPT) - VA mortgage loans are designed to make the dream of homeownership more attainable for military families. They're subsidized and insured by the federal government, require little to no down payment and often come with significantly lower interest rates than conventional loans. However…
(BPT) - Whether you want to create a picturesque setting for al fresco dining, establish the perfect outdoor entertainment destination, or simply want a place to enjoy relaxing weekends, building a ground-level deck is an ideal way to maximize any outdoor space. Also called a “floating” or “…
(NewsUSA) - Whether you are a recent college graduate, a grad student in a new city or a young professional shifting gears into a new job, finding your first home as an independent adult can seem daunting, but a few key points can put you on the path to your own place.
(BPT) - Over the last few years, the real estate market has been something to marvel at. Higher demand for homes, increasing prices and many people having the freedom to work remotely all make the market about as predictable as the weather forecast — no one knows what’s going to happen next.…
(BPT) - Whether it’s your first time or you’ve done it all before, it’s always a big transition to move into a new home. Why not do whatever you can to make the transition smoother? It's easier to feel comfortable in your new home if you tackle certain items before move-in day.
(BPT) - Dealing with anything plumbing related can sound intimidating, but there are minor repairs homeowners can easily do themselves. As long as you follow the instructions provided with the products you’re using, you should be able to fix some common issues — and save a lot of money. Just…
(BPT) - Have you dreamed of transforming your bathroom into a spa? The latest trends in home renovation focus on spa-like luxury: turning a bathroom into a soothing oasis where you can discard the cares of the day and pamper yourself.
(StatePoint) In the current market, houses are selling fast – meaning there’s typically no need to spend time and money on large home repairs and renovations to get an offer. Instead, homeowners should focus on quick, easy DIY projects to give their space a facelift before listing – here’s how.
(StatePoint) If you’re ready to buy your first home but are short on the down payment, you’re not alone. Affording a down payment is the number one barrier to homeownership, and rising housing costs are presenting even bigger hurdles.
(StatePoint) Is the COVID-19-related payment suspension (also known as a forbearance) on your home loan ending? Ready to resume making mortgage payments? Understanding your options and being proactive can help ensure a smooth process, say experts.
(StatePoint) Experts say that with mortgage rates beginning to rise, refinancing your home now might be your last best chance to lower your monthly mortgage payment, as rates remain near all-time lows.
(StatePoint) Life’s unexpected challenges can make meeting monthly mortgage payments difficult. The good news? Help is available to avoid foreclosure.
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