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The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

              Home. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you’ve surely noticed that some people’s houses feel more homey than others. They say you can’t put happiness in a bottle—and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you […]

Tis the Reason to Buy a Home Now

BUILDER online recently highlighted some of those advantages, including: 1. Low interest rates: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is still under a 4 percent average, according to Freddie Mac. But most economists are predicting that interest rates will soon be on the rise, and when rates do rise that will deflate buyers’ purchasing power. 2. Buffering […]

Top 3 Reasons Why Americans Want to Own

The top reasons Americans say they want to own a home: The opportunity to build equity, the desire for a stable and safe environment, and the freedom to choose their neighborhood. That’s according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey, a poll of 1,000 adults nationwide in the 50 largest metro […]

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ABC’s of Credit

              If you want to take advantage of today’s low interest rates, you must qualify for your rates with attractive credit scores. High credit scores are earned through on-time credit payments, carefully managing debt, and keeping accounts in good standing, among other means. Back in the 1980s, The Fair […]

What’s the best day to list a house for sale?

          According to Housing Wire, selling a home is part art and part science, and any information that gives sellers and their Realtors a leg up is welcome news. Terrace 24 just revealed new data that shows that the best day to list a home is actually Thursday — not Friday, […]