Amber Gibson

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Rising Mortgage Rates to Test Housing Market’s Strength

Homes in pricier cities could be out of reach of more buyers<p>The housing market could be in for a bumpy ride as mortgage rates climb.<p>Home buyers and sellers heading into the busy summer season have been eyeing mortgage rates wondering how long the good times can last.<p>The national housing market has …

Housing Market

Real Estate Matters | For sale by owner may not mean more money for the seller

<b>I would like to try to sell my home by owner for about three weeks before listing it with a real estate agent. I did have good experiences selling this way for my last two home sales.</b><p><b>Do you have an article/book to recommend I should read, especially since this is a $1.5 million home and I am not</b> …

Real Estate

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to …

Everything You Need to Know About Finding and Fixing Credit Report Errors

Your credit report is probably on the bottom of your list of must-reads, but there's a good chance that some of the information in your credit report …

Personal Finance

Real estate market recap, June 15-19

National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows: Builder confidence in the market in June hit its highest level …

Benefits Of Paying Off Your Mortgage

In today's economy, many citizens are struggling to keep up with their mortgages and doing whatever they can to stay on top of their mortgage …

Summer is the best time to go house hunting

<i>The hot time to look for a new home is in the fall or spring. So why does Barbara Corcoran, founder and chairman of the Corcoran Group, say that the best time to look is in the summer? With fewer people looking, little competition and no bidding wars, summer is the best time to get a deal. She was</i> …

Real Estate

6 Essential Steps to Buying the Right New Home

Is it time to buy a new home? Maybe your growing family doesn’t quite fit in your current place – the kids are getting bigger, or there are more of …

Proof That Buyer Demand Is Strong

For the fourth consecutive month, pending home sales were on the rise, with contract signings climbing to the highest level since May 2006, according …

Home-Sale Mistakes That Cost You Money - Consumer Reports

Overpricing your home<p>This is the most costly mistake, cited by 43 percent of surveyed agents. “If you price it too high, it will just sit on the …

The Low-Risk, High-Reward Way to Buy Your First Investment Property

These four questions will help you be a more successful real estate investor.<p>When I first read Brandon Turner’s article, “How to ‘Hack’ Your Housing …

Real Estate

Through Real Estate, I Quadrupled My Net Worth in 5 Years

<i>In the Money Mic series, LearnVest hands over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours -- and we</i> …

Real Estate

Warren Buffett Reveals His Secrets for Investing in Real Estate

There is no lack of information available about the institutional investment strategies of the world's billionaires -- how they move money in their …

10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers

In the summer of 2007, my wife and I purchased our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time …

Personal Finance

The Surprising Thing Home Buyers Care About More than Schools

Can you hear me now?<p>A new study from RootMetrics has revealed that U.S. adults seem to care more about cell phone reception than the quality of …

Crime

How to Save Energy in the Home: The Definitive Guide

Chapter 1: What is Energy Efficiency Exactly and How Can It Help Me?<p>To ease you into the whole energy saving mindset, we’ve compiled a couple of …

Home Improvement

How to Use Your 401k and IRA for Down Payment on a House

Even after the crash of the housing market, homeownership remains a major financial milestone for many. Indeed, for some, homeownership is still a …

Retirement

5 Preparation Tips to Buy and Sell a Home Simultaneously

Homeowners preparing to sell their properties and immediately buy new homes must carefully organize their plans to execute smooth transitions from …

Selling

What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

For many, buying a home is still considered an important part of the American Dream. Even following the real estate crash, many still want to …

Personal Finance

The Innovative Way I Plan to Teach My Kids About Real Estate & Building Wealth

There are many ways that mainstream education fails in teaching children about finances. Learn one innovative way an investor plans to instill these …

Real Estate

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

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Builders beware, now you can 3D print a whole house - Pocket-lint

The future of 3D printing could see homes sprayed out from nozzles if China's latest creation is anything to go by. Both a mansion and a tower block …

9 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Home's Appeal

<i>By James Wells, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Revamping your home can cost a lot of money, but it doesn't have to. These tips and tricks all fall around the $400 mark, which makes them affordable on even the strictest budgets. Whether you're selling your home or just going for a new look, here are some simple …

Home Improvement

Artists are just this screwed: When capitalism markets rebellion, how does the rebel stand outside?

Dada laid the roots for real attitude and rebellion — and also for its co-optation. It also shows the way forward<p>A wordy headline in the New York Times Magazine recently caught my attention: “Distressed jeans turn punk rock’s battered bad attitude into a commodified style for those with the social …

Art

An agent's guide to capturing quality listing pictures

It pains me to see listings that have terrible pictures — 99 percent of the time, online listing photos are going to be a buyer’s first impression of …

Real Estate

Real Estate Executives Forecast More Growth in 2016

• Posted in Market Forecasts<p>New home sales and prices should rise in the coming year, say recent projections from housing industry executives, while …

Real Estate

A metric ass-ton of Las Vegas news

It’s time for a cavalcade of Las Vegas news we’d love to write more about, but writing often involves “research” and “spell checking,” which we’re …

Las Vegas

A Handy Guide to Doughnuts in Las Vegas

Cake or yeast? Cruller or bar? No matter what kind of doughnut you call your favorite, there’s a place in Las Vegas that serves them up. Old timers, vegan specialists, cream- or fruit-filled varieties, bear claws and more make this list of some of the doughnut shops in Las Vegas. This is a handy …

Dessert