According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s great opportunity for current renters to make a move into homeownership that stretches each dollar a little bit further.
When searching for apartments, there's always so much to consider — location, price, proximity to parking or public transportation, closet space — all of which are hugely important when finding that perfect place to live.
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Dryer fires are a real and very scary hazard, and they most often originate in the metal tube between your dryer and the wall. That's what you need to clean out. Plus it will help your dryer last longer and run more efficiently. Cleaning a dryer vent goes way beyond wiping off the lint filter between loads. And if you don't do it, your house could catch fire. Just avoid these dangerous mistakes while cleaning out your dryer vent:
Want more living space without adding on? One of your closets may be just the extra square footage you’re looking for.
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With your focus on building your down payment fund and figuring out what your mortgage payment will be, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller fees that come along with a home purchase. Here are eight and what they could cost you.
Home buying seems simple enough: Find a house you like that’s close to work or school, tell someone you want to buy it, and move in.
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Oh, cabinets. They're just one part of your kitchen, but they have a huge impact. No matter how chic your new appliances or furniture may be, worn or outdated cabinets can ensure your kitchen looks . . . dumpy. But before you scramble to the showroom, have you checked out the cost of brand new cabinetry these days? (At least several thousand dollars for low-end -- and the price of a car for custom!) Who has the time for such a big project anyway?
You can't swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at night! No, water it in the morning! No, dig it up and replace it with a drought-hardy meadow!
With the worldwide pandemic, there is enough to worry about in regards to our safety and livelihood — the last thing individuals and communities need to be concerned about are scammers trying to con their way into lives and wallets using the fear of the coronavirus as their “in”.
Amid travel bans, widespread stay-at-home orders and social-distancing mandates, millions of Americans have adapted to the changes brought about by COVID-19. Countless events have been rescheduled or cancelled, but for a few people — including those who already made plans to move — staying put is simply not an option.
Buying a home is exciting and terrifying. After all, this is the biggest financial move most people ever make. As such, there's a lot of room for error, and even tiny mistakes can translate to tens of thousands of dollars.
Toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and face masks aren’t the only things in short supply right now. Disinfectant wipes for sanitizing the surfaces of your home—and your hands—have also been harder and harder to get these past few weeks.
Le Corbusier’s fixation on modernity and cleanliness is trending as designers reimagine residential life post-Covid. His maxim “A house is a machine for living in,” is particularly apt now.
According to a recent survey by Wayfair on what its millions of customers are searching for, it’s all about making outdoor spaces more comfy.
In this era of COVID-19, you’re probably doing more laundry than ever before. So why not make your laundry room a brighter and better space to spend time in?
It depends on the comparison. Mortgage rates are down from a year ago, but up from a few weeks ago. It's unclear whether they'll be headed down again.