Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 21 2018

Kitchen survey: ‘Storage’ top homeowner priority

    The majority of homeowners in a recent survey prioritized storage over all other functions of their kitchens, according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study of more than 1,700 homeowners. Storage, at 63 percent, trumped other priority uses for homeowners in the kitchen like easy to work, play and live (38 percent), …

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Feb 17 2018

Should You Look for Your First House Or Keep Renting?

Tired of working so hard just to build your landlord’s equity instead of your own? Been dreaming about paint swatches and obsessing over Pinterest projects? Making that leap from renting to owning a home comes with many perks — both financial and emotional. And even though home ownership comes with great responsibility, you might be …

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Feb 14 2018

7 Tips for Staging Your Home

  Make your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your home is to impress them with its appearance so they begin to envision themselves living there. Here are seven tips for making your home look …

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Feb 10 2018

Florida report: 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

  What does the typical Fla. buyer or seller look like? Only 1 in 5 (22 percent) of buyers are first-timers compared to 34 percent in U.S., and they’re typically 45 years old. On the other hand, the average seller is 60 years old, makes about $96,500 annually and owns a home that they think …

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Feb 07 2018

5 top home traits that make a good first impression

It takes just 26 seconds for a guest to form an opinion of your home when they walk through the front door. What does your space say about you? While we try to resist the urge to judge, there’s no doubt that first impressions count. Whether you’re expecting guests or you’re hoping to transform your …

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Feb 03 2018

Experts: 2018 mortgage rates to surpass 4.5%

  The recently passed tax bill could cause the Federal Reserve’s rate increases to come faster, and mortgage rates are expected to go up three or four times in 2018. This, some experts say, could push 30-year mortgage rates up past 4 percent in the new year. Mortgage rates typically follow the Treasury yield. The …

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