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The most popular kitchen remodeling trends for 2017

If your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier or cook more, a remodeled kitchen could help you succeed, according to the fourth annual Houzz …

15 Ways to Boost Your Property's Value

15 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Property<p>From Quick Fixes to Larger Projects<p>Updated May 19, 2017<p>The goal of any property investment is to …

US Homeownership Rate Rises To 63.7% In Q4 ’16 (Back To Where We Started Under Clinton)

<i>This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Confounded Interest. To view original, click here.</i> Reposted with permission.<p>According to the US Census …

Learn What a Fixture in Real Estate When Buying or Selling a Home

Learn What a Fixture in Real Estate<p>Updated March 06, 2018<p>A fixture is a permanent part of a house or apartment. A fixture is real property and …

Freddie Mac Releases Outlook Report on Multifamily Housing Demand and Oversupply Risks

MCLEAN, VA - The Freddie Mac Multifamily Research Group released its 2017 Multifamily Outlook on demand, vacancies and rent growth nationally and in …

Real Estate

The Tax Benefits of Loan Points When Buying a Home

Are Loan Points a Tax Deduction?<p>How to Deduct Loan Points On Your Tax Return<p>Updated January 24, 2018<p>By Julian Block, Attorney<p>Loan points sometimes …

Personal Finance

Average US 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 4.19 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates barely budged this week, after marking their first increase of the year last week.<p>Mortgage buyer …

Real Estate

How Do You Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report?

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors With the Credit Bureaus<p>Remove credit report errors with a credit report dispute<p>Updated February 25, 2018<p>Credit …

Cindy Crawford's Understated, Art-Filled Office

Here's how you can get the same elegant look in your own home<p>While successful actors receive gleaming awards to showcase in their homes, supermodels' accomplishments can really only be commemorated by the magazine covers and advertisements they posed for. Cindy Crawford recently created a new …

Cindy Crawford

A Highly Functional 225-Square-Foot Manhattan Micro-Apartment

Architect Michael Chen reimagines a crumbling tiny space in the West Village as an efficient yet comfortable home<p>When you choose to live in New York City, you are almost assuredly going to have to make a few compromises. Whether it’s settling on limited square footage, a lengthy walk-up, or having …

4 mortgage tips for savvy homebuyers

"I could have done better." With respect to mortgage lenders, approximately one-fifth of homebuyers felt this way last year, according to the 2016 …

Real Estate

Why can't I buy a house with a yard?

High demand and low interest rates aren't the only factors behind insane house prices in Toronto and Vancouver. Evidence is growing that government "greenbelt" policy restricting development is playing a major role. But good luck getting an urban planner to admit it.<p><i>Two summers ago</i>, Marianna …

These Are The World's 10 Most Expensive Cities To Live In

The most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2017 have been revealed and surprisingly, London isn't one of them.<p>The 13th Annual …

How Long Does the Home Closing Process Take to Close?

The Home Closing Process<p>Waiting to Close on a Home<p>Updated April 13, 2018<p>If you are not careful, the home closing process might take longer than you …

Real Estate

Citigroup to exit U.S. mortgage servicing operations by 2018

Citigroup Inc said on Monday it would speed up the transformation of its U.S. mortgage business by exiting servicing operations by the end of 2018.<p>Citi said it would sell its mortgage servicing rights on about 780,000 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans of non-Citibank retail customers to New …

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